The Chicago Bears have been on the lookout for an offensive line coach to replace outgoing coach Dave Magazu, and it sounds like they may have found their man:
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 16, 2017
Washburn, 39, joined the Dolphins as an assistant offensive line coach before the 2016 season after three years in Detroit. In Miami, he served under head coach, and former Bears offensive coordinator, Adam Gase, and he got his start in the NFL as an operations assistant with the Carolina Panthers in 2002, then coached by John Fox. Before that, Washburn was a guard and then a grad assistant at Arkansas, where his time overlapped with Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains.
It was a mixed year for the Bears’ offensive line, as the middle rated well, but the tackles were not as successful. The Dolphins rated near the bottom of the league, for what that’s worth, but they did lose center Mike Pouncey after just five games.
I’d imagine that Luis will have more on the implications of the hire for you tomorrow.