Bears hire Ragone as QB coach

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The Chicago Bears have hired Dave Ragone as their quarterbacks coach. Ragone takes the place of Dowell Loggains, who was promoted to offensive coordinator when Adam Gase left to become the head coach of Miami.

Ragone has four years NFL coaching experience, including spending the 2013 season as the Tennessee Titans quarterbacks coach. He joins the Bears from Washington where he spent the 2015 season as an offensive quality control coach.

In 2015, Ragone worked on an offensive coaching staff that helped Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins to the fifth highest passer rating in the NFL (101.6), including a 29:11 touchdown to interception ratio and an NFL-best 69.8 completion percentage.

Prior to his time with the Redskins, Ragone worked as an assistant coach in Tennessee, overseeing the quarterbacks in 2013 after coaching the wide receivers from 2011-12, working under current Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, who was the Titans offensive coordinator from 2012-13. In 2013, Ragone worked with QB Jake Locker who had a 99.0 passer rating before injuries derailed his season. Locker finished with an 86.7 passer rating in seven starts (4-3 record).

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Ragone also worked as a quarterbacks coach for the Hartford Colonials in 2010, helping Josh McCown lead the UFL in passer rating and touchdown passes.