After flirting with three other potential quarterback coaches — they interviewed former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing and Houston Texans quarterbacks coach Pat O’Hara, and were rumored to have interest in former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell — the Chicago Bears are reported to be staying with current QB coach Dave Ragone.
On Thursday afternoon, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times reported that Ragone will continue to work with Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears’ quarterbacks.
Some fans may feel a let down considering the other three, more high profile names, but the way I look at it, if head coach Matt Nagy felt good about sticking with Ragone, he must have impressed in his interview.
Nagy and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich are both former quarterback coaches, and both are expected to be highly involved in Trubisky’s development. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ragone was involved in other aspects of the offense when Nagy and Helfrich are zeroed in on the quarterbacks. He has experience coaching wide receivers with the Titans from 2011-2012, and as an offensive quality control coach with the Redskins in 2015.
The Tribune’s Brad Biggs reported that Ragone is in the final year of a three year contract and he may receive an extension. His relationship with Trubisky probably played a factor in him returning.
What are your thoughts on Ragone staying with the Bears?