Brian Schottenheimer

Brian Schottenheimer

NFL Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Coach

Brian Schottenheimer has been coaching in the NFL and college ranks since 1997 and is currently a coaching analyst for the Dallas Cowboys. During the 2021 NFL season, Schottenheimer was the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Schottenheimer got his start in the NFL as an assistant with the St. Louis Rams in 1997. He was an assistant coach from 1997-2005 with the Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Syracuse Orange, and USC Trojans, in addition to being the quarterbacks coach for the then-Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers. In Kansas City, Washington, and San Diego he worked for his father, Marty Schottenheimer, one of the most successful head coaches in league history. 

In 2006, Brian Schottenheimer became the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets, first under Eric Mangini and then working for Rex Ryan. He helped the Jets make two AFC Championship games during his tenure as OC through 2011, and frequently was a candidate for several head coach openings throughout the NFL. 

After his time with the Jets, Schottenheimer spent three seasons (2012-14) as OC for the Rams, then  one year in that role for the Georgia Bulldogs before returning to the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts for two years as quarterbacks coach. He moved to the Seattle Seahawks in 2018 to again be offensive coordinator and his unit featured the league’s top rushing offense. Russell Wilson had a career-high 110.9 passer rating that season.

Schottenheimer attended Blue Valley High School in Overland Park, Kansas, where he led his team to the 1991 state championship as the quarterback. His success in high school earned him a scholarship to the University of Kansas. He later transferred to Florida and backed up Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel and was a member of the 1996 national championship team. 

While still coaching in the NFL, Brian Schottenheimer has been a consistent contributor to The 33rd Team. 


Is Kenny Pickett a Starting QB?

  Greg Cosell— Executive Producer & Analyst for NFL Matchup on ESPN— is joined by veteran NFL Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and former NFL Quarterback Hugh Millen to discuss Kenny Pickett’s potential as an NFL starter. Cosell’s Breakdown Breaking down the tape, Cosell shares why he believes the Pittsburgh QB has what it takes to […]


Nakobe Dean: My Path to The NFL Draft

In the lead-up to the 2022 NFL Draft The 33rd Team’s own Brian Schottenheimer, sat down with former Georgia linebacker Nakobe Deen to speak about what makes him such a premier NFL prospect.  Dean finished the 2021 season with 72 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and five passes defended. All of that production […]

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Nakobe Dean: My Path to The NFL Draft

One of the most important elements of the pre-draft process is the interview portion, where teams get a better feel for each person they are considering bringing into their locker room. While fans and media members can learn a significant amount about players from watching film, looking at Combine numbers, and assessing a player’s performance […]

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Schottenheimer: Evaluating Quarterbacks At the NFL Scouting Combine

Your goal as a position coach at the NFL Scouting Combine is to gather as much information as possible on your draftable position players. Each coach has specific things they are looking for. And for me, the critical information was not what most people would think. The following are the four things I needed to […]

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