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. 

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