Heading towards the 2021 NFL season, who are the current offensive coordinators for all 32 teams? Let’s take a look at all of the offensive coordinators and their coaching backgrounds.
Current NFL offensive coordinators in 2021
Who are the offensive coordinators in the AFC and NFC for the 2021 season?
Baltimore Ravens | Greg Roman
The Baltimore Ravens promoted Greg Roman to the role of offensive coordinator. During his first two years back with Baltimore, he coached tight ends and served as a senior offensive assistant in 2017 and assistant head coach in 2018. Before arriving in Baltimore, Roman has been the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and Stanford.
Buffalo Bills | Brian Daboll
Brian Daboll returned to a role as offensive coordinator in the NFL in 2018. Prior to the Bills hiring him, Daboll was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Daboll has coached numerous positions throughout his career, including quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends. He was previously the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, and Kansas City Chiefs between 2009 and 2012.
Cincinnati Bengals | Brian Callahan
After three years as a quarterbacks coach with the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders, Brian Callahan the Cincinnati Bengals hired him as their offensive coordinator in 2019. In his first two seasons as an OC, Callahan’s offenses have ranked in the bottom 10 of the league in total yards, and bottom three in points scored.
Cleveland Browns | Alex Van Pelt
Entering into his second season as an NFL offensive coordinator in 2021, Alex Van Pelt saw immediate success with the Cleveland Browns. In 2019, the Browns offense ranked 22nd in yards gained and points scored. Under Van Pelt, those numbers rose to 14th and 16th, respectively. Before being hired as an OC, Van Pelt was the Bengals quarterbacks coach in 2018 and 2019.
Denver Broncos | Pat Shurmur
After being fired as the New York Giants head coach following the 2019 season, the Denver Broncos hired Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. Shurmur has previously been an offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings (2016-17), Philadelphia Eagles (2013-15), and St. Louis Rams (2009-10).
Houston Texans | Tim Kelly
Despite the firing of Bill O’Brien, Tim Kelly remains the OC of the Houston Texans. Interestingly, Kelly is the only returning offensive coordinator in the AFC South this season. Kelly has been with the Texans since 2014, serving in several roles. The Texans offense has ranked 13th in total yards each of the last two seasons under Kelly.
Indianapolis Colts | Marcus Brady
Marcus Brady is the first new NFL offensive coordinator in 2021 on this list. The Colts hired Brady in 2018 as the assistant quarterbacks coach. In 2019, a promotion led him to quarterbacks coach. He was subsequently promoted to offensive coordinator when Nick Sirianni was hired as head coach by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jacksonville Jaguars | Darrell Bevell
While a new name as offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021, Darrell Bevell is a familiar name around the NFL. Between 2006 and 2020, Bevell served as the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, and Detroit Lions. He finished 2020 as the interim head coach of the Detroit Lions.
Kansas City Chiefs | Eric Bieniemy
A name often linked with head coaching roles in the last two seasons, Eric Bieniemy will serve his fourth season as offensive coordinator in 2021. The Chiefs offense has ranked in the top six in yards gained, and points scored in the past three seasons. Before becoming OC in Kansas City, Bieniemy was the running backs coach for the Chiefs and the OC for the Colorado Buffaloes.
Las Vegas Raiders | Greg Olson
Greg Olson returned for his second stint as the offensive coordinator of the Raiders in 2018. In the last three seasons, Olson’s Raiders offense has steadily improved. Last season, they ranked in the top 10 in both points scored, and yards gained. He has previously been an offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2015-16), Oakland Raiders (2013-14), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009-11), St. Louis Rams (2006-7), and Detroit Lions (2004-5).
Los Angeles Chargers | Joe Lombardi
Joe Lombardi is another NFL offensive coordinator stepping into a new role in 2021. Lombardi spent the previous five seasons as the quarterbacks coach of the New Orleans Saints. For two years between 2014 and 2015, Lombardi was the OC of the Detroit Lions. During those two years, his offenses ranked in the bottom half of the league in yards gained and points scored.
Miami Dolphins | Eric Studesville & George Godsey
After Chan Gailey resigned as offensive coordinator, the Dolphins decided to be the only team in the NFL with co-offensive coordinators in 2021. From 2018 to 2020, Eric Studesville served as the running backs coach and run game coordinator. The Dolphins hired George Godsey as tight ends coach in 2019. He has previous experience as an OC for the Houston Texans in 2015 and 2016.
New England Patriots | Josh McDaniels
Josh McDaniels will enter the 2021 NFL season as the second-longest serving of the current offensive coordinators by some distance. McDaniels returned to the Patriots as OC in 2012, having previously been with the franchise between 2001 and 2008. During his time with the Patriots, he has won six Super Bowls. In 2021, McDaniels’ offense ranked in the bottom 10 in points scored, and yards gained for the first time as OC of the Patriots.
New York Jets | Mike LaFleur
Mike LaFleur will start his NFL offensive coordinator career in 2021. He spent the previous four seasons as passing game coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. He came to the New York Jets when Robert Saleh was hired as the head coach in the 2021 offseason.
Pittsburgh Steelers | Matt Canada
Matt Canada is another first-time offensive coordinator. He spent the 2020 NFL season as the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks coach. Canada has spent several seasons as OC of various college football programs. In 2018, he spent a season as the head coach of Maryland.
Tennessee Titans | Todd Downing
A former Minnesota Vikings executive, Todd Downing will get a second chance at being an offensive coordinator in the NFL in 2021. His last opportunity came with the Oakland Raiders in 2017. He was fired after just one season when Jack Del Rio and his staff were let go following the 2017 NFL season.
Arizona Cardinals | Kliff Kingsbury
Kliff Kingsbury is the only NFL head coach also holding the official title of offensive coordinator in 2021. This is his first time as an NFL offensive coordinator. However, during his time in the NCAA, he is best known for running the offenses that Johnny Manziel and Patrick Mahomes enjoyed success operating.
Atlanta Falcons | Dave Ragone
Having spent the previous five seasons in the Chicago Bears organization, Dave Ragone will get his first opportunity as an NFL offensive coordinator in 2021. He served as the passing game coordinator for the Bears in 2020, having been the quarterbacks coach for the previous four years.
Carolina Panthers | Joe Brady
Joe Brady made headlines in 2019 as the passing game coordinator of the incredible LSU offense that sparked Joe Burrow’s rise to superstardom. Brady was hired as offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers in 2020. Before his move to LSU, Brady served under Sean Payton as an offensive assistant for the New Orleans Saints.
Chicago Bears | Bill Lazor
The Chicago Bears hired Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator in 2020. However, it was not until late in that season that head coach Matt Nagy gave Lazor play-calling duties. Following the change, Chicago’s offense improved from an average of 19 points per game to 27. Lazor has previously had two stints as an OC with the Miami Dolphins (2014-15) and Cincinnati Bengals (2017-18).
Dallas Cowboys | Kellen Moore
Since retiring as a player in 2017, Kellen Moore has been an offensive coach for the Dallas Cowboys. In 2018, he was the quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2019. Following the firing of Jason Garrett, the Cowboys hired Mike McCarthy, who kept Moore as OC.
Detroit Lions | Anthony Lynn
After he was fired as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, the Detriot Lions hired Anthony Lynn as their next offensive coordinator. During his time as Chargers head coach, the offense regularly ranked in the top 12 in yards gained. The strong finish from Justin Herbert in his rookie season ensured Lynn remained an intriguing OC option.
Green Bay Packers | Nathaniel Hackett
Nathaniel Hackett landed in Green Bay as the offensive coordinator after being fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2018 season. Last year, Hackett’s offense ranked fifth in yards gained and first in points scored. He also has previous OC experience with the Buffalo Bills between 2013 and 2014.
Los Angeles Rams | Kevin O’Connell
Kevin O’Connell spent the 2020 season working with Sean McVay in Los Angeles. He previously spent four seasons serving in several roles with the Washington Football Team. Those roles included quarterbacks coach, passing game coordinator, and offensive coordinator.
Minnesota Vikings | Klint Kubiak
Following his father’s retirement, Gary Kubiak, the Minnesota Vikings hired Klint as offensive coordinator. He spent the previous two years coaching the quarterbacks for the Vikings, having been with the Denver Broncos between 2016 and 2018.
New Orleans Saints | Pete Carmichael
By far the longest-serving of the NFL offensive coordinators, Pete Carmichael has been in the role with the Saints since 2009. He has been with the Saints since 2006 and worked closely with Drew Brees during that time. Carmichael is often credited with a significant role in the planning and preparation of the team’s offense.
New York Giants | Jason Garrett
Jason Garrett was somewhat of a surprising hire as offensive coordinator of the New York Giants in 2020. In his nine years as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Garrett’s offenses were often questioned. Garrett’s first season with the Giants saw the offense struggle, finishing 31st in both yards gained, and points scored.
Philadelphia Eagles | Shane Steichen
Following his first season as an offensive coordinator in 2020, the Philadelphia Eagles hired Shane Steichen. Nick Sirianni hired him after helping Justin Herbert produce a superb rookie campaign. Steichen was the quarterbacks coach for the Chargers between 2016 and 2019.
San Francisco 49ers | Mike McDaniel
Despite having been with the San Francisco 49ers since 2017, 2021 will be Mike McDaniel’s first season as offensive coordinator. He was previously the run game coordinator, working alongside Mike LaFleur. With LaFleur moving to the Jets, head coach Kyle Shanahan promoted McDaniel to offensive coordinator.
Seattle Seahawks | Shane Waldron
Shane Waldron has spent the past four seasons working with Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams. In 2021, he will become an NFL offensive coordinator for the first time. The Seattle Seahawks replaced outgoing OC Brian Schottenheimer with Waldron for the 2021 season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Byron Leftwich
After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Bruce Arians, he added Byron Leftwich as his offensive coordinator. Leftwich was given responsibility for the Buccaneers offense in 2020 — the year the team went on to win Super Bowl LV. Another strong season in 2021 could see Leftwich as a head coaching candidate next offseason.
Washington Football Team | Scott Turner
The Washington Football Team hired Scott Turner as offensive coordinator alongside head coach Ron Rivera. Turner previously worked with Rivera first as quarterbacks coach of the Carolina Panthers in 2018 and 2019. The Panthers promoted him to interim OC following Rivera’s firing in 2019.
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