The coaching carousel was in full motion in 2022, 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 in 2022
The 2022 NFL season will see several new offensive coordinators around the league. We saw as many as nine head coaches change during the past offseason. Of those, eight saw a corresponding change in the OC of the franchise. On top of that, five of the new head coaches move from an OC role to take their new job. All of that means that there are 13 new offensive coordinators heading into the 2022 NFL season.
AFC offensive coordinators
Baltimore Ravens | Greg Roman
Greg Roman has been with the Ravens since 2017. He joined as a senior offensive assistant and the tight ends coach before moving into the role of assistant head coach in 2018. Roman was then made the Ravens OC in 2019 when Marty Mornhinweg retired.
Before joining the Ravens, Roman was an offensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills (2015-16) and San Francisco 49ers (2011-14). He had previously worked with the Ravens in 2006-07 as an offensive line assistant. Roman is best known for getting the most out of mobile QBs, having worked with Colin Kaepernick and Lamar Jackson when they were at their best.
Buffalo Bills | Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey has stepped up to be the Bills’ offensive coordinator following the departure of Brian Daboll. Dorsey has worked as the quarterbacks coach since 2019 and has received a lot of credit for the development of Josh Allen. Dorsey was also the Bills passing game coordinator in 2021. He was the Panthers’ quarterbacks coach from 2013 to 2017.
Cincinnati Bengals | Brian Callahan
After three years as a quarterbacks coach with the Lions and Raiders, the Cincinnati Bengals hired Brian Callahan as their offensive coordinator in 2019. Callahan also spent six years working with the Broncos in various roles between 2010 and 2015.
Cleveland Browns | Alex Van Pelt
Alex Van Pelt is heading into his third season as the Browns OC. 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.
Denver Broncos | Justin Outten
Justin Outten will take up the role of an NFL offensive coordinator for the first time in 2022. Outten was brought from the Packers by Nathaniel Hackett when he was hired as the head coach of the Broncos. Prior to arriving in Denver, Outten was the tight ends coach of the Packers for three seasons. He also spent three seasons working for the Falcons as a coaching intern and an offensive assistant.
Houston Texans | Pep Hamilton
Pep Hamilton will get his first chance to run an NFL offense since his time with the Colts between 2013 and 2015. Hamilton spent 2021 with the Texans as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The success of Davis Mills in 2021 saw Hamilton promoted to OC after the departure of Tim Kelly.
Hamilton has previously worked with a number of teams both in college and the NFL. Included among those are the Chargers, Browns, 49ers, Bears, Jets, and both Stanford and Michigan.
Indianapolis Colts | Marcus Brady
Marcus Brady took over as the Colts OC in 2021, following the departure of Nick Sirianni to the Eagles. He has been with the Colts since 2018, joining them as the assistant quarterbacks coach before being promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2019. Prior to joining the Colts, Brady worked as the offensive coordinator of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes (2012) and Toronto Argonauts (2013-17).
Jacksonville Jaguars | Press Taylor
Press Taylor is our third rookie offensive coordinator so far as he returns to work with Doug Pederson in 2022. Taylor was previously with Pederson between 2016 and 2020 with the Eagles. During that time, he worked as the assistant quarterbacks coach (2016-17), quarterbacks coach (2018-20), and passing game coordinator (2020). Taylor spent 2021 as a senior offensive system with the Colts.
Kansas City Chiefs | Eric Bieniemy
A name often linked with head coaching roles in the last few seasons, Eric Bieniemy will serve his fifth season as offensive coordinator in 2022. The Chiefs offense has ranked in the top six in yards gained and points scored in the past four seasons. Before becoming OC in Kansas City, Bieniemy was the running backs coach for the Chiefs and the OC for the Colorado Buffaloes. He was also the Vikings RB coach for five years between 2006 and 2010.
Las Vegas Raiders | Mick Lombardi
Mick Lombardi is yet another rookie NFL offensive coordinator in the AFC. Lombardi moved with new Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels when he came across from the Patriots to lead the Las Vegas organization. He had been with the Patriots for three seasons (2019-21) as the assistant quarterbacks coach and then the wide receivers coach.
Lombardi began his coaching career at Fordham before spending time with the 49ers and Jets. Lombardi also spent two years working as a scouting assistant with the Patriots. He is the son of former NFL executive Michael Lombardi, who spent several years as a senior personnel executive with the Raiders organization.
Los Angeles Chargers | Joe Lombardi
Another Lombardi, but this one from a different footballing family. Joe Lombardi is the grandson of Hall of Fame head coach Vince Lombardi. The 2021 season was Lombardi’s first as the OC of the Chargers. He had previously held the title with the Lions in 2014 and 2015. Lombardi also worked with the Saints from 2007-2013 and 2016-2020.
Miami Dolphins | Frank Smith
Now we come to the fifth rookie NFL offensive coordinator in the form of Frank Smith. Smith heads 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. Before heading to Los Angeles, Smith worked as a tight ends coach with the Bears (2015-17) and Raiders (2018-20) and as an assistant offensive line coach with the Saints (2010-14).
Smith does have experience as an offensive coordinator, but only in college. Smith spent three years as the OC at Butler between 2007 and 2009.
New England Patriots | Vacant
The Patriots have yet to name an offensive coordinator for 2022. After the departure of McDaniels to the Raiders, the expectation is that a combination of Bill Belichick, Matt Patricia, and Joe Judge will run the offense initially this season.
New York Jets | Mike LaFleur
Mike LaFleur started 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 was another first-time offensive coordinator in 2021. He joined the Steelers in 2020 as the quarterbacks coach. Canada has spent several seasons as OC of various college football programs. In 2018, he was the interim head coach of Maryland.
Tennessee Titans | Todd Downing
A former Minnesota Vikings executive, Todd Downing is getting a second chance at being an offensive coordinator in the NFL. He took over as the Titans OC when Arthur Smith moved to become the Falcons head coach. His last opportunity came with the Raiders in 2017. However, he was fired after just one season when Jack Del Rio and his staff were let go following the 2017 NFL season.
NFC offensive coordinators
Arizona Cardinals | Vacant
The Cardinals are the second NFL team on this list who have not officially named an offensive coordinator. As an offensive-minded NFL head coach, Kliff Kingsbury is the de facto OC. However, he is supported by Sean Kugler (run game coordinator/offensive line coach), Cam Turner (co-pass game coordinator/quarterbacks coach), and Spencer Whipple (co-pass game coordinator.
Atlanta Falcons | Dave Ragone
Having spent the previous five seasons in the Chicago Bears organization, Dave Ragone got 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 | Ben McAdoo
Panthers head coach Matt Rhule let former offensive coordinator Joe Brady go in the middle of the 2021 NFL season. Replacing him is Ben McAdoo, most notably the former offensive coordinator and head coach of the New York Giants. After two years as the head coach in New York, he served as the Jaguars quarterback coach for one year (2020) and most recently was a consultant for the Cowboys in 2021.
Chicago Bears | Luke Getsy
Our first rookie OC in the NFC is Luke Getsy. After Matt Eberflus was hired as the head coach in Chicago, he snatched Getsy away from his position with the Packers. Getsy has served as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator in 2020 and 2021 after being just the quarterbacks coach in 2019. He has experience as an OC in college football for one season with Mississippi State in 2018. Prior to that, he spent four seasons with the Packers.
Dallas Cowboys | Kellen Moore
Since retiring as a player in 2017, Kellen Moore has been an offensive coach for the 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 | Ben Johnson
Johnson will be the second rookie OC for the NFC in the 2022 NFL season. He has spent the previous three seasons with the Lions as an offensive quality control coach in 2019 and the tight ends coach from 2020 to 2021. He has previously worked with the Miami Dolphins between 2012 and 2017 in varying roles.
Green Bay Packers | Adam Stenavich
The departures of both Hackett and Getsy mean we see a significant change in the situation in Green Bay. Matt LaFleur has promoted offensive line coach and run game coordinator Adam Stenavich to his offensive coordinator in 2022. Stenavich will be the NFC’s third rookie OC in 2022. He spent the last three years as the Packers offensive line coach, having been the assistant offensive line coach with the 49ers in 2017 and 2018.
Los Angeles Rams | Liam Coen
Liam Coen will make it four rookie NFL OCs in the NFC. He worked with Sean McVay and the Rams between 2018 and 2020, coaching receivers and quarterbacks. He then moved to serve as the offensive coordinator at Kentucky for a single season before heading back to Los Angeles.
Minnesota Vikings | Wes Phillips
As Kevin O’Connell moves from the Rams to the Vikings to be their head coach, he brings the Rams passing game coordinator from 2021, Wes Phillips. This will be Phillips’ first time as an offensive coordinator. Previously, he was the tight ends coach for the Rams, Washington, and Cowboys. Phillips is the son of Wade Phillips and the grandson of Bum Phillips.
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 organization 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 | Mike Kafka
Mike Kafka makes 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.
Philadelphia Eagles | Shane Steichen
Shane Steichen’s recent career has been intriguing. He took the interim offensive coordinator title in 2019 with the Chargers. He then took the role on a permanent basis in 2020. With the Chargers changing head coaches, Steichen moved to the Eagles, where Nick Sirianni was hired as the lead man. Before becoming OC in LA, Steichen was the quarterbacks coach between 2016 and 2019.
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 Bobby Slowik and Chris Foerster as the passing game and run game coordinators, respectively.
Seattle Seahawks | Shane Waldron
Shane Waldron spent four seasons working with Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams (2017-20). In 2021, he became 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. Leftwich was the Cardinals’ interim OC in 2018 and quarterbacks coach between 2017 and 2018.
Washington Commanders | Scott Turner
The Washington Commanders hired Scott Turner as offensive coordinator alongside head coach Ron Rivera. Turner previously worked with Rivera as quarterbacks coach of the Carolina Panthers in 2018 and 2019. The Panthers promoted him to interim OC following Rivera’s firing in 2019.