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Bears hire Luke Steckel as assistant offensive line coach

New Bears assistant offensive line coach Luke Steckel
New Bears assistant offensive line coach Luke Steckel

INDIANAPOLIS – The Bears on Tuesday hired Luke Steckel as their assistant offensive line coach.

Steckel, 37, possesses 14 seasons of NFL coaching experience, having worked with the Browns as assistant to the head coach (2009-12) and the Titans as offensive assistant/special assistant to the head coach (2013), offensive assistant coach (2014-16, 2018-20), assistant receivers coach (2017) and tight ends coach (2021-22).

In 2019, Steckel worked with Titans receivers throughout the offseason and preseason. That included second-round pick A.J. Brown, who led all rookies in receiving yards (1,051) and tied for tops in touchdown receptions (eight).

During the 2019 regular season, Steckel's focus was on the quarterbacks. His work contributed to the success of NFL Comeback Player of the Year Ryan Tannehill, who set single-season franchise records and led the NFL with a 117.5 passer rating and a passing average of 9.6 yards per attempt. 

In 2020, Steckel was part of an offensive staff that helped the Titans rank second overall (396.4 yards per game), second in rushing (168.1) and fourth in scoring (30.7 points per game). The Titans won their division for the first time since 2008, finishing 11-5.

Steckel played college football at Princeton and is the son of Les Steckel, a longtime NFL coach and one time head coach of the Vikings.

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