The coaching carousel was in full motion after the 2023 season, and the offensive coordinator landscape around the NFL has changed considerably. Let’s take a look at the OCs for each of the 32 NFL franchise and their coaching background before becoming coordinators.
Current NFL Offensive Coordinators
AFC Offensive Coordinators
Baltimore Ravens | Todd Monken
The Baltimore Ravens hired Todd Monken to be their offensive coordinator. Monken is a 34-year coaching veteran with eight years of NFL experience, including four years coordinating NFL offenses. He last led attacks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2016-18) and Cleveland Browns (2019). Monken also coached the Jacksonville Jaguars’ wide receivers from 2007-10, prior to his time with the Buccaneers and Browns.
For the past three years (2020-22), Monken served as the University of Georgia’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, helping guide the Bulldogs to back-to-back national championships.
Buffalo Bills | Joe Brady (Interim)
Ken Dorsey had stepped up to be the Bills’ offensive coordinator following the departure of Brian Daboll. Dorsey had worked as the quarterbacks coach since 2019 and had received a lot of credit for the development of Josh Allen. Dorsey was also the Bills passing game coordinator in 2021.
Unfortunately, after a 5-5 start and an embarrassing loss to the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, Dorsey was fired. Joe Brady took over play-calling duties on an interim basis. As of February, the Bills are yet to announce that they officially shed the interim label off Brady.
Cincinnati Bengals | Dan Pitcher
After Brian Callahan was hired away by the Tennessee Titans to take the head coaching reins, quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher was immediately elevated to offensive coordinator.
Cleveland Browns | Ken Dorsey
Kevin Stefanski needed to find a replacement for Alex Van Pelt. He’s handing the offense over to the previously ousted Bills OC. Dorsey was officially added on Monday, Feb. 5.
Denver Broncos | Joe Lombardi
Joe Lombardi brought 27 years of cumulative coaching experience and spent the previous 17 seasons in the NFL with four teams. His first Broncos offense ranked 26th in yards and 19th in scoring.
Houston Texans | Bobby Slowik
The Houston Texans end up with, arguably, the best OC hire of the 2023 season. Slowik got Houston to rise to 12th in yards while also being the man behind C.J. Stroud’s breakout rookie season. Slowik did so well that NFL teams interviewed him for head coaching openings.
Indianapolis Colts | Jim Bob Cooter
The Colts brought in Jim Bob Cooter to be the offensive coordinator under new head coach Shane Steichen. The hiring served as a reunion between the Colts and Cooter, who started his NFL coaching career as an offensive assistant with Indianapolis from 2009-2011. Cooter put together the league’s 10th best scoring offense.
Jacksonville Jaguars | Press Taylor
Press Taylor was the third rookie offensive coordinator lured in, as he returned to work with Doug Pederson in 2022. Taylor was previously with Pederson between 2016 and 2020 with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Jags ranked 13th in both scoring and total yards.
Kansas City Chiefs | Matt Nagy
Matt Nagy will be in pursuit of the Super Bowl as Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator. Nagy held the same position in 2016 and 2017 before being hired as the head coach of the Chicago Bears. He was fired in Chicago after the 2021 season and returned to the Chiefs a short time later. He held the titles of quarterbacks coach and senior assistant during the 2022 season.
Las Vegas Raiders | Luke Getsy
Early reports had Kliff Kingsbury heading to Las Vegas as their new OC. However, a last-minute change of heart by the former head coach has left this spot vacant. Now, former Chicago Bears OC Luke Getsy is in place at Sin City.
Los Angeles Chargers | TBD
With Jim Harbaugh now in place, he’s turned his attention to building his first Chargers staff.
His former OC with the San Francisco 49ers Greg Roman is anticipated to be hired per multiple reports. However, Roman is still yet to be given a specified role. Meanwhile, Harbaugh also hired Marcus Brady away from the Colts to serve as passing game coordinator.
Miami Dolphins | Frank Smith
Smith returned to Miami to work with rookie head coach Mike McDaniel, having spent 2021 as the run game coordinator and offensive line coach of the Chargers. He went on to help construct a high-octane offense that ranked first in yards and second in scoring.
New England Patriots | Alex Van Pelt
Alex Van Pelt is now the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator under Jerod Mayo. His offenses have ranked in the middle of the pack through the first two years in Cleveland. His only previous experience as an OC came in 2009 with the Bills. Before arriving in Cleveland, Van Pelt spent time with the Buccaneers, Packers, and Bengals as either quarterbacks or running backs coach.
New York Jets | Nathaniel Hackett
After parting ways with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur, the New York Jets have decided to bring in former one-and-done Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett to take over the position. Hackett and Jets head coach Robert Saleh worked together for two seasons in 2015 and 2016 as part of Gus Bradley’s staff with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Pittsburgh Steelers | Arthur Smith
After being let go by the Atlanta Falcons this past offseason, the former head coach Arthur Smith has reportedly been hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers as their new offensive coordinator.
Smith had one of the top rushing attacks when he was the Tennessee Titans OC before heading to Atlanta three years ago. Now he’ll be coaching Najee Harris, Jaylen Warren, and company in Pittsburgh.
Tennessee Titans | Nick Holz
Nick Holz spent one season with the Jags as the pass-game coordinator after one year at UNLV as the OC. The 39-year-old spent the bulk of his coaching tenure as an assistant with the Raiders, beginning in 2012 as an offensive assistant before rising through the ranks and ultimately ending up as the assistant wide receivers coach in 2021. Holz and Callahan were on the Raiders staff together in 2018.
NFC Offensive Coordinators
Arizona Cardinals | Drew Petzing
The Cardinals tabbed Drew Petzing as their OC before the Jonathan Gannon. Petzing started coaching in the NFL back in 2013 as a Browns intern. He held various positions on the Vikings’ offensive staff from 2014-2019 finishing as wide receivers coach, and then went to the Browns first as a tight ends coach and then the quarterbacks coach.
Atlanta Falcons | Zac Robinson
Raheem Morris is bringing a Los Angeles Rams-style attack to Atlanta by luring in Robinson, who served as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator while Morris ran the Rams defense.
Carolina Panthers | Brad Idzik
Thomas Brown wasn’t retained by Carolina once Dave Canales was hired as head coach. Now, the offensive guru Canales has brought Idzik from Tampa Bay over to Charlotte. Idzik was previously the wide receivers coach for the NFC South champion Buccaneers.
Chicago Bears | Shane Waldron
After moving on from Luke Getsky, the Chicago Bears have hired former Seattle Seahawk offensive coordinator Shane Waldron to take over the role. After three years in Seattle, Waldron has been regarded as being a relative success. Last season, the productivity of the Seahawks and Bears offenses was very similar.
The Bears averaged 323.2 yards per game. Under Waldron, the Seahawks were at 322.9. The average points per game metric is also extremely similar, with Seattle averaging 21.4 points and Chicago averaging 21.2. Waldron now takes over an offensive with the number one pick in this year’s draft and a potential QB controversy brewing.
Dallas Cowboys | Brian Schottenheimer
Schottenheimer was one of the more highly-publicized OC hires as he replaced the widely-popular Kellen Moore. Dallas ended up placing first in scoring with 509 points. The Cowboys also ranked fifth in total yards.
Detroit Lions | Ben Johnson
Johnson has established an aggressive and physical offense that’s caught the attention of the NFL. So much so, that Johnson interviewed for some NFL openings. Fortunately for the Lions, Johnson gets to return for 2024.
Green Bay Packers | Adam Stenavich
Stenavich joined forced with Matt LaFleur in turning around the Packers’ offense during their playoff run. Green Bay scored between 33 to 48 points in three of its final five games including the playoffs. Furthermore, Stenavich helped get the best out of Jordan Love during the Pack’s charge to the postseason as Love delivered nine games of throwing zero interceptions.
Los Angeles Rams | Mike LaFleur
The Los Angeles Rams hired former New York Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur to lead their offense in 2023. LaFleur wasn’t calling plays as Sean McVay held that role. But LaFleur helped oversee Puka Nacua’s breakout rookie season of 105 catches for 1,486 yards.
Minnesota Vikings | Wes Phillips
New Orleans Saints | Vacant
Update 01/16/2024: After the 2023 NFL season, the New Orleans Saints have decided to move on from OC Pete Carmichael.
This position remains vacant. However, new reports state that the Saints are soon to hire 49ers passing game coordinator Klint Kubiak to the OC role. Kubiak is the son of Super Bowl 50 winning head coach with the Broncos Gary Kubiak.
New York Giants | Mike Kafka
Mike Kafka made it six rookie NFL OCs in the NFC. Kafka has previously worked with the Chiefs as an offensive quality control coach (2017), quarterbacks coach (2018-21), and passing game coordinator (2020-21). Kafka also spent five years as a player in the NFL. The Giants clearly took a liking to Kafka, even blocking interview attempts by the Seattle Seahawks.
Philadelphia Eagles | Kellen Moore
Kellen Moore completed his first season with the Chargers after four seasons as the Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator. The Chargers offense ranked 21st in points scored and 18th in total yards this season under Moore.
Moore’s future with the Chargers was uncertain after the team hired Jim Harbaugh to be head coach. The team prevented Moore from interviewing with other teams for offensive coordinator jobs until they hired a head coach.
Moore led the Cowboys’ offense from 2019 to 2022 when the team was second in the league in total offense and scoring. Dallas had the fourth-best passing offense and the seventh-best rushing offense in the four years with Moore as offensive coordinator.
San Francisco 49ers | Vacant
There is no official offensive coordinator for the 49ers. Head coach Kyle Shanahan serves as the de facto OC. He is supported by Klint Kubiak and Chris Foerster as the passing game and run game coordinators, respectively. Although as mentioned above, Shanahan may need a new passing game coordinator with Kubiak appearing to be on his way out.
Seattle Seahawks | Vacant
Shane Waldron is out and off to Chicago. New head coach Mike Macdonald has to fill this spot in his first go-round as head coach.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Liam Coen
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hiring Liam Coen to replace Dave Canales as the team’s offensive coordinator. Coen has split the last three seasons between the University of Kentucky and the Los Angeles Rams, serving as the offensive coordinator for both. He ran the Wildcats’ offense in 2021 and 2023 and was the OC on Sean McVay’s staff in 2022. Coen has 14 years of coaching experience overall, including four with the Rams.
Washington Commanders | Kliff Kingsbury
In a stunning 180-turn, Kingsbury was on his way to the Raiders before being guaranteed more years with Washington. The former Arizona Cardinals head coach now replaced Eric Bieniemy.