Here’s the list of offensive coordinator changes this offseason originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
No coach is safe in the NFL.
After a record-tying 10 teams switched head coaches for the 2022 season, there will be more turnover for 2023.
There were five head coaching changes, but the biggest surprise is how many teams need new offensive coordinators. Sixteen squads — half the league! — will change offensive coordinators for next season, including five playoff teams and both Super Bowl participants.
Here’s a look at the franchises that will have a new offensive coordinator in 2023:
2022 OC: Vacant (offensive line coach Matt Patricia was the play-caller)
2023 outlook: The Patriots brought back former OC Bill O’Brien in the same role after letting Patricia call plays for the first time in 2022. O’Brien, who most recently served as OC for Nick Saban at Alabama, was with the Pats from 2007 to 2011.
2022 OC: Mike LaFleur
2023 outlook: After finishing the season with three straight touchdown-less games, the Jets and LaFleur moved on from each other. The Jets hired former Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett to be their new OC, a role he previously held for the Bills, Jaguars and Packers before taking over in Denver.
2022 OC: Liam Cohen
2023 outlook: With Sean McVay officially returning to the Rams and Coen off to Kentucky, the team is bringing in Mike LaFleur as offensive coordinator. LaFleur spent four seasons coaching in the same division when he was the 49ers’ passing game coordinator from 2017 to 2020.
2022 OC: Kellen Moore
2023 outlook: After making the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, Mike McCarthy will call plays for Dak Prescott and Co. in 2023. The Cowboys hired Brian Schottenheimer as their new OC, after he previously served in that role for the Jets, Rams and Seahawks. As for Moore…
2022 OC: Joe Lombardi
2023 outlook: The Chargers are going from Lombardi to Moore. Brandon Staley likely needs this move to pan out for him to keep his job after Lombardi took the fall for the Chargers’ playoff collapse. With a star young quarterback in Justin Herbert and talented weapons in Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, this job was appealing.
2022 OC: Todd Downing
2023 outlook: Head coach Mike Vrabel has rebuilt his offensive staff with quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s future as a Titan uncertain, elevating Tim Kelly from passing game coordinator to OC. The Titans will also bring in former Falcons QBs coach Charles London as passing game coordinator/QBs coach and former Commanders DBs coach Chris Harris as passing game coordinator/CB coach.
2022 OC: Pep Hamilton
2023 outlook: After hiring DeMeco Ryans from the San Francisco 49ers to be their new head coach, the former defensive coordinator is bringing an old friend to Houston: Bobby Slowik. Slowik served as 49ers passing game coordinator last season and has been part of Kyle Shanahan’s staff since 2017.
2022 OC: Byron Leftwich
2023 outlook: Todd Bowles brought in his own staff after getting promoted to head coach last March, hiring Dave Canales as OC. Canales was on the Seahawks’ coaching staff from 2010 to 2022, serving as wide receivers coach, quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. He was the team’s wide receivers coach when they won Super Bowl XLVIII.
2022 OC: Greg Roman
2023 outlook: Lamar Jackson is a pending free agent, but the Ravens can use the franchise tag and keep the former MVP in town. Baltimore hired Todd Monken as its next OC after he won consecutive national championships as Georgia’s OC. Monken has prior NFL experience as an OC with the Buccaneers and Browns.
2022 OC: Ben McAdoo
2023 outlook: After hiring Frank Reich as their head coach, the Panthers quickly assembled a strong staff. Thomas Brown will be their offensive coordinator, coming to Carolina from the Los Angeles Rams. He was on the Rams’ staff for three years, most recently serving as assistant head coach and tight ends coach.
2022 OC: Scott Turner
2023 outlook: The Commanders made a huge swing, hiring Eric Bieniemy away from the Chiefs. He was their offensive coordinator from 2018 to 2022, winning two Super Bowls with Patrick Mahomes and Co. In Washington, Bieniemy will be OC and assistant head coach, giving him a promotion in title and contract details.
2022 OC: Eric Bieniemy
2023 outlook: Head coach Andy Reid steers the ship, but being Mahomes’ OC is a dream job for any candidate. Matt Nagy, who was Chiefs’ OC in 2016 and 2017 before becoming the Bears’ head coach, is a top candidate to reprise his former role. He was on Reid’s staff in 2022 as a senior assistant and quarterbacks coach.
2022 OC: Shane Steichen
2023 outlook: Steichen was hired as the Indianapolis Colts’ next head coach, which created an opening for the Eagles. It is expected that quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson will be elevated to OC next season.
2022 OC: Marcus Brady (fired in November)
2023 outlook: After securing Steichen, the Colts can now move on to OC interviews. It’s unclear if Steichen will call plays for the Colts, but it’s likely that he’ll try to hire a former colleague from the Eagles.
2022 OC: Vacant (head coach Kliff Kingsbury was the play-caller)
2023 outlook: Jonathan Gannon was hired as head coach after serving as the Eagles’ defensive coordinator, so it’s now up to him to find an OC to pair with quarterback Kyler Murray. The Cardinals went 4-13 last season and Murray suffered a torn ACL in December.
2022 OC: Justin Outten
2023 outlook: After hiring Sean Payton, the Broncos are undergoing a complete staff overhaul. Payton is expected to be the offensive play-caller, but he will still hire an offensive coordinator for extra assistance.