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Bill Lazor is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) working as the offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals. He held this position since 2018. Before moving into this role on the Bengals he held three other positions with the team. His previous position was as the team's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for one season. He began his stint with the Bengals in 2016 as the quarterbacks coach.
Table of Contents
- 1 Playing career
- 2 Coaching Career
Bill Lazor played college football for Cornell University, starting at quarterback for the Big Red from 1991-1993. During his decorated career, he set 26 program records and was voted the team's most valuable player for the 1993 season and selected to the All-Ivy League team.
At the conclusion of his playing career, Lazor began coaching for his Alma Mater in a variety of roles. In 1994, he worked as a part-time assistant under his former head coach Jim Hofher before moving into a full-time coaching role. Between 1995 and 1998, Lazor coached the running backs, wide receivers, quarterbacks, and tight ends. In 1999, he was promoted to passing game coordinator and recruiting coordinator for his final two seasons at Cornell (1999-2000).
During his entire time coaching with the university, Lazor also coached the junior varsity team.
University of Buffalo
In 2001, Lazor rejoined his former coach Hofher at the University of Buffalo as the team's offensive coordinator for his first job at running an offense. During his two seasons with the Bulls, the team won their first ever game against a FBS (formerly Division 1-A) opponent in team history.
In 2003,Lazor began his NFL coaching career for the Atlanta Falcons as the team's offensive quality control coach. However, the team struggled and head coach Dan Reeves left the team after 13 games. The team finished 5-11, finishing last in the NFL South.
After the Falcons, Lazor joined the Washington Redskins for the 2004 season under new head coach Joe Gibbs. In his first two seasons with the Redskins, Lazor worked as an offensive assistant coach before being promoted to the team's quarterbacks coach for the 2006 and the 2007 seasons. During his time under Gibbs, he learned Joe Gibbs' offensive system, an offshoot of the "Air Coryell" system predicated on vertical passing.
After Gibbs retired, Lazor became the quarterbacks coach of the Seattle Seahawks under head coach Mike Holmgren for the 2008 season. While he coached there for two seasons, the Seahawks struggled both seasons for their worst back-to-back seasons since the first two seasons of the franchise's history. While their starting quarterback (Matt Hasselbeck) out for most of the season, Lazor coached the backup quarterback Seneca Wallace to a Seahawks-record 184 straight pass attempts without an interception. Holmgren left after 2008 season, succeeded by Jim L. Mora (Jr.). After the 2009 season, Mora was fired.
Return to College
University of Virginia Cavaliers
After his seven years in the NFL, Lazor returned to college coaching as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the University of Virginia under head coach Mike London starting in 2010. From 2010-2012, the program only went to one bowl game (2011). However, Lazor was able to coach the Cavaliers offense to have one of the top offenses in the ACC throughout his tenure.
Current NFL Stint
After his brief return to college, Lazor returned to the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles under new head coach Chip Kelly. Hired in 2013 as the team's quarterbacks coach, he navigated a quarterback competition during the offseason. Michael Vick, Nick Foles, and Matt Barkley all competed for the starting job, and eventually Vick claimed the role. However, Vick was injured early in the season and Foles replaced him. Foles posted one of the most efficient seasons by a quarterback in league history, throwing 27 touchdown passes to only two interceptions, including a record-tying seven in one game.
After his single season with the Eagles, Lazor joined the Miami Dolphins as their new offensive coordinator under head coach Joe Philbin for the 2014 season. The Dolphins saw noticeable improvement in their offense from 2013 to 2014 under Lazor as quarterback Ryan Tannehill continued to improve, topping 4,000 yards passing for the first time in his career and the most yards by a quarterback for the Dolphins since 1995.
|2018 Cincinnati Bengals||Offensive Coordinator||6-10-0||0-0|
|2017 Cincinnati Bengals||Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|2016 Cincinnati Bengals||Quarterbacks Coach||6-9-1||0-0|
|2015 Miami Dolphins||Offensive Coordinator||6-10-0||0-0|
|2014 Miami Dolphins||Offensive Coordinator||8-8-0||0-0|
|2013 Philadelphia Eagles||Quarterbacks Coach||10-6-0||0-1|
|2009 Seattle Seahawks||Quarterbacks Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|2008 Seattle Seahawks||Quarterbacks Coach||4-12-0||0-0|
|2007 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||9-7-0||0-1|
|2006 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|2005 Washington Redskins||Offensive Assistant Coach||10-6-0||1-1|
|2004 Washington Redskins||Offensive Assistant Coach||6-10-0||0-0|
|2003 Atlanta Falcons||Offensive Quality Control Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
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