Report: Lazor Could Be Headed To Detroit

Chip Kelly and the Eagles may be losing an assistant coach, according to a report.

Quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor could be headed to the Detroit Lions to become Jim Caldwell’s offensive coordinator, per ESPN’s Ed Werder.

Per MLive.com, Werder said on TV that Lazor “will be” Detroit’s offensive coordinator. But the report on ESPN.com says only that Lazor “will be a candidate.”

Last month, we wrote about Lazor’s role in developing Nick Foles and their weekly correction sessions on Tuesdays.

The 41-year-old has eight years of NFL coaching experience. He was the Atlanta Falcons’ quality control coach in 2003. He spent 2004 to 2007 with the Washington Redskins, splitting time as an offensive assistant and then the quarterbacks coach. In 2008 and 2009, Lazor coached the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterbacks. And he spent three seasons as Virginia’s quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator before joining Kelly’s staff last offseason.

Under the direction of Kelly, Pat Shurmur and Lazor, Foles posted a 29 TD/2 INT season (playoffs included) and led the NFL in yards per attempt (9.12) and passer rating (119.2).

The Lions have yet to confirm the news. If Lazor does go to Detroit, Kelly will have to either promote someone internally or bring in a new coach to direct the quarterbacks.

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