Front Office

Josh Lucas
Director of Player Personnel

Josh Lucas is in his third year as the Bears director of player personnel after being hired by the team on January 18, 2015. He is responsible for overseeing the Bears college and pro scouting departments.

Through his first two seasons with the Bears, Lucas assisted in turning over a Bears roster that ranked as one of the oldest in the NFL in 2015 (average 27 years, 39 days old) and has trimmed that average to just over 25-years old. The Bears received immediate help from...

Josh Lucas is in his third year as the Bears director of player personnel after being hired by the team on January 18, 2015. He is responsible for overseeing the Bears college and pro scouting departments.

Through his first two seasons with the Bears, Lucas assisted in turning over a Bears roster that ranked as one of the oldest in the NFL in 2015 (average 27 years, 39 days old) and has trimmed that average to just over 25-years old. The Bears received immediate help from their 2016 draft class which ranked 4th in the NFL in offensive/defensive snaps, tallying 3,390 plays (CLE - 4,339; TEN - 3,512; IND - 3,509). Leading the way for the 2016 class was RB Jordan Howard, who set a new Bears rookie record with 1,313 yards on the ground, and LB Leonard Floyd, who posted the third most sacks by a rookie in team history (7.0) despite missing four games due to injury.

Lucas assisted transitioning the team's roster in 2015 by adding impact veteran free agents such as LBs Pernell McPhee and Sam Acho, DL Mitch Unrein and DB Tracy Porter on defense and WR Eddie Royal offensively. That transformation continued during the 2016 offseason with the unrestricted free agent additions of LBs Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevthan, DL Akiem Hicks, offensive linemen Bobby Massie and Ted Larsen and QB Brian Hoyer. Top free agents in 2017 included QB Mike Glennon, WR Markus Wheaton, DBs Prince Amukamara, Marcus Cooper and Quintin Demps and TE Dion Sims.

Lucas joined the Bears after spending 10 seasons in the New Orleans Saints personnel department, including the previous eight as a scout in the southern region (2012-14) and the southwest area (2007-11). Lucas joined the Saints as a scouting assistant in 2005 where he evaluated free agents, tracked player movement and assisted in the preparations for the NFL Draft for two years. During his 10 seasons with the team, the Saints made five playoff appearances, captured three division titles and won the franchise's first Super Bowl Championship (XLIV) in 2009.

Lucas came to New Orleans from Jacksonville, where he spent three seasons (2002-04) with the franchise, including the last two years as a marketing analyst. In 2002, he was an intern for Jacksonville in football operations, and worked in the player personnel department during the club's 2004 training camp.

The Canton, Ohio native graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University, where he played safety from 1997-98.