Coaches & Assistants

Jeremiah Washburn
Offensive Line

Biography

Jeremiah Washburn is in his first seasons as the Chicago Bears offensive line coach after being hired by the club on January 19, 2017.

Washburn possesses 15 years of coaching and scouting experience at the NFL level with the Miami Dolphins (2016), Detroit Lions (2009-15), Baltimore Ravens (2003-08) and Carolina Panthers (2002). He also spent two seasons with the University of Arkansas as a graduate assistant.

Washburn spent last season as...

Jeremiah Washburn is in his first seasons as the Chicago Bears offensive line coach after being hired by the club on January 19, 2017.

Washburn possesses 15 years of coaching and scouting experience at the NFL level with the Miami Dolphins (2016), Detroit Lions (2009-15), Baltimore Ravens (2003-08) and Carolina Panthers (2002). He also spent two seasons with the University of Arkansas as a graduate assistant.

Washburn spent last season as the Dolphins assistant offensive line coach. Under his tutelage, Miami's offensive line paved the way for the third most rushing yards by a Dolphins running back in single-season history (Jay Ajayi - 1,272 yards). The offensive line also helped Ajayi rush for over 200 yards three times in 2016 (214 vs. BUF, 10/23; 206 at BUF, 12/24; 204 vs. PIT, 10/16).

Prior to his time in Miami, Washburn spent seven seasons with the Lions as an offensive assistant (2009-12) and offensive line coach (2013-15). In 2014, the Lions won 11 games, the most for the franchise in a single season since 1991 despite Washburn's unit using seven different starting lineup combinations due to injury. Guard Travis Swanson was named the team's Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. In Washburn's first year as the offensive line coach in 2013, he helped Detroit rank second in the league in fewest sacks allowed (23), second in sacks per pass play (3.5%) and tied for first in percentage of negative offensive plays (6.9%).

From 2003-2008, Washburn worked in the Ravens front office as the club's southwest area scout (2005-08) and player personnel assistant (2003-04).

Washburn entered the NFL as a football operations assistant with the Panthers in 2002 and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant (2000-01) at his alma mater, Arkansas, while current Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains was on the roster.

Washburn played guard at Arkansas, finishing his collegiate career in 1999.

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