Patriots hiring Bill O’Brien as new offensive coordinator initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The New England Patriots may have an official offensive coordinator in 2023.
The Patriots are naming Bill O’Brien their new offensive coordinator, our Phil Perry confirmed Tuesday morning. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the primary to report O’Brien’s hiring.
O’Brien was considered one of 5 candidates to interview for New England’s OC job however was seen because the clear front-runner primarily based on his familiarity with each the Patriots and quarterback Mac Jones. The Andover, Mass., native, spent 5 years with the Patriots as an assistant from 2007 to 2011 and served because the staff’s offensive coordinator in 2011.
O’Brien spent the earlier two seasons as Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator at Alabama, and Jones really helped O’Brien be taught the Crimson Tide offense after his hiring in January 2021.
The 53-year-old will take over offensive play-calling duties from Matt Patricia, who dealt with these duties because the staff’s senior soccer advisor/offensive line coach in 2022. Patricia’s future with the Patriots stays unclear, though Perry reported Monday that some within the group imagine he will not be with the staff in 2023.
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O’Brien’s return to the group is a welcome sight after Jones and the Patriots offense floundered beneath Patricia, who was calling offensive performs for the primary time in his profession following Josh McDaniels’ departure in 2021. New England averaged simply 314.6 yards per sport in 2022, twenty sixth within the NFL, and had the worst pink zone offense within the league, scoring a landing on simply 42.2 % of its pink zone possessions.
O’Brien served as head coach at Penn State in 2012 and 2013 after leaving the Patriots in 2011, then spent seven seasons because the Houston Texans’ head coach, compiling a 52-48 file with 4 playoff berths. He joined the Crimson Tide as their offensive coordinator in 2021.