Bears hire Dave Ragone to coach Jay Cutler, quarterbacks

Dave Ragone is a former NFL quarterback who coached the Titans' receivers in 2011-12 and then the QBs in 2013. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

The Chicago Bears hired Dave Ragone as their quarterbacks coach, the team announced late Friday.

Ragone replaces Dowell Loggains, whom the club recently elevated to the position of offensive coordinator.

The addition of Ragone to Chicago’s staff makes sense because he and Loggains previously worked together in Tennessee. Ragone coached the Titans' wide receivers in 2011-12 before overseeing the quarterback position in 2013. Loggains worked in Tennessee for six seasons, including the final year-and-a-half as offensive coordinator.

Ragone spent 2015 in Washington as an offensive quality-control coach.

A former NFL quarterback, Ragone played three years in the league with the Houston Texans (2003-05).

While a member of the Berlin Thunder, Ragone was named 2005 NFL Europe Offensive MVP. He played collegiately at Louisville.