The New England Patriots brought back Bill O’Brien as the team’s new offensive coordinator this week. An offensive assistant and coordinator for the Patriots from 2007-2011, O’Brien is the perfect hire for the team, not just because of his familiarity with the franchise, but with third-year quarterback Mac Jones in particular. Already using the same terminology as the Pats’ quarterback, O’Brien is a coach who will be able to hit the ground running in his second stint with the team.
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Payton to Have Second Meeting with Broncos
Sean Payton will have his second meeting with the Broncos this week, Jeff Duncan reported. Many believe Payton has pulled into pole position for the Broncos’ vacant head coaching opening following the team’s first round of interviews.
Payton, a former Super Bowl Champion coach, has been a highly sought-after name on the coaching market thus far in the 2023 off-season. Payton is still under contract, so any team attempting to hire him will have to work out a trade with the Saints, who are reportedly looking for a first-round pick for Payton.
Flurry of Offensive Coordinator Interviews Confirmed
NFL front offices continue to mobilize, attempting to find the answer for their woes at the offensive coordinator position. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most recent interviews taking place.
The Ravens are planning to interview Cleveland WR coach/passing game coordinator Chad O’Shea for their vacant offensive coordinator position on Monday, NFL Media reported.
Likewise, Rams senior offensive assistant Greg Olson will interview for the Los Angeles Chargers’ vacant offensive coordinator position, NFL Media reported. That interview will take place on Tuesday.
Finally, Miami Dolphins running backs coach Eric Studesville will interview for the Washington Commanders’ open offensive coordinator role on Sunday, the team confirmed.