Bill Lazor is moving on to become the Dolphins’ offensive coordinator.
“I am excited to be joining the Miami Dolphins,” said Lazor. “I look forward to working with Coach Philbin and his staff. I want to thank Jeffrey Lurie, Chip Kelly, and the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization for the great opportunity they gave me over this past year. I am eager to get to Miami to help build the 2014 Dolphins.”
The 41-year-old drew interest from multiple teams after a successful first year as the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach. He interviewed in Miami last week and was in consideration for the Lions’ offensive coordinator job as well, per ESPN.
Lazor 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).
“Bill is an accomplished coach and will be a great addition to our coaching staff,” said head coach Joe Philbin. “Bill has been instrumental in helping players reach their full potential, as players and people, at both the college and professional level. He also has a proven track record of success working with a wide variety of offenses. I want to welcome Bill and his family to the Dolphins family.”
Text from member of Miami’s staff on Lazor: “Good coach. Smart family man who works well w/ others. Been with great mentors. We’re excited.”
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 15, 2014
Sheil Kapadia contributed to this report.