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Bears sign quarterbacks coach Kerry Joseph

Kerry Joseph

With the goal of building their offense, the Chicago Bears have added Kerry Joseph as the team’s new quarterbacks coach. 

According to the Bears, Joseph enters his first season as the quarterbacks coach. He spent the previous four seasons in Seattle. 

Joseph served as the assistant quarterbacks coach for the 2022 and 2023 seasons after one season as assistant wide receivers (2021), and offensive assistant/running backs (2020). 

Following four years coaching at the college level and a 19-year professional football career (1996-2014), Joseph joined the Seahawks coaching staff in July 2020. 

In 2022, he aided in the success of first-year Seahawks starter Geno Smith. Smith finished the season leading the NFL with career-highs in completion percentage (69), top five in touchdown passes (30), and passer rating (100.9). 

He set franchise records for completion percentage, passing yards (4,282), completions (399), and pass attempts (572). He became the first quarterback since Rich Gannon (1999) to earn his first Pro Bowl selection in Year 10 or later and was named the 2022 AP Comeback Player of the Year, the Bears added. 

Smith’s productivity led to Seattle having two, 1,000-yard receivers (Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf) and a 1,000-yard rusher (Kenneth Walker III) for the second time in franchise history (1995). 

Joseph opened his coaching career at his alma mater, McNeese State, where he spent three seasons as co-offensive coordinator (2016-18). In 2016 and 2017, his duties included working with the team’s wide receivers, while he coached quarterbacks in 2018, according to the Bears. 

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Joseph Phillips is the Sports Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is a Chicago native, who has been a sports writer for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.

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