The Cincinnati Bengals will retain Bill Lazor as their offensive coordinator for the 2018 season, according to Jim Owczarski.
“We have a lot of talent on this roster and I am excited for the opportunity to build the high-powered offense we have the potential to be,” Lazor said. “This offseason will give us the chance to continue the success we had at the end of the year as we develop into a dynamic offense in 2018.”
The Bengals are facing a situation where there could be a lot of turnover on their coaching staff, so it makes some sense to bring Lazor back after the team’s offense did perform better once he was promoted to offensive coordinator.
Lazor, 45, began his NFL coaching career with the Falcons in 2003 as an offensive quality control coach. From there, Lazor worked for a number of teams including the Redskins, Seahawks, Eagles and Dolphins before the Bengals hired him as their quarterbacks coach in 2016.
After the Bengals fired OC Ken Zampese a few weeks into the 2017 season, Lazor was promoted to offensive coordinator.