Bears officially hire Juan Castillo as new offensive line coach


The Bears didn't take long to hire their next offensive line coach.

After firing Harry Hiestand on New Year's Eve, the Bears announced the hiring of Juan Castillo in his place on Sunday. 

Castillo has worked primarily as a line coach since he started with Texas A&M University–Kingsville in 1982. Since then, he's held positions with the Eagles (2005-2012, including five seasons with Matt Nagy), Ravens (2013-2016), and Buffalo Bills (2017-2018). During both of his seasons in Buffalo, the Bills finished top-10 in rushing yards. 

He'll be working to fix a rushing offense that finished 2019 ranked 29th in rushing DVOA. With the almost-immediate firing of Hiestand, offensive coordinator Mark Helfich, and tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride, the Bears are sending a clear message that fixing the run game is one of the offseason's top priorities. 

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