Coming off a disappointing 8-9 campaign, the New England Patriots are already on to 2023. As part of the preparation process for the new season, the expectation is that the club will see some movements on the sidelines: several members of the coaching staff are seen as candidates to either move to different positions, or to leave the club entirely.
In order not to get lost amid what will be a busy few weeks, and to stay up to date with all the latest developments, please make sure to bookmark and regularly visit this coaching staff tracker.
Patriots coaching additions
Offensive coordinator: Bill O’Brien. O’Brien was widely considered the favorite to earn the Patriots’ offensive coordinator gig and has indeed gotten the job. Not only is he an experienced and established offensive play-caller, he also already worked in New England from 2007 through 2011. | Report | Meet Bill O’Brien | Analysis
Patriots coaching interviews
Keenan McCardell, Vikings wide receivers coach (for offensive coordinator): A former NFL wide receiver, the 53-year-old is coming off his second year coaching wide receivers in Minnesota. He played under Bill Belichick back in Cleveland in the early 1990s. | Report | Analysis
Nick Caley, Patriots tight ends coach (for offensive coordinator): Tight ends coach Nick Caley is regarded as the Patriots’ top in-house candidate to become offensive coordinator. He will indeed interview with the organization, one day after talking to the New York Jets. | Report
Adrian Klemm, Oregon associate head coach/run game coordinator/offensive line coach (for offensive coordinator): The Patriots’ first ever draft pick under head coach Bill Belichick, Klemm has made a name for himself at UCLA and with the Steelers. He currently is serving as associate head coach, run game coordinator and offensive line coach at the University of Oregon. | Report | Analysis
- Second interview “anticipated” | Report
Shawn Jefferson, Cardinals associate head coach/wide receivers (for offensive coordinator):A former NFL wide receiver, who also spent four seasons with the Patriots, Jefferson most recently worked as associate head coach and wide receivers coach in Arizona. He has worked with some of the best wideouts in the league — DeAndre Hopkins and Calvin Johnson among them — in his 17 years as an assistant coach. | Report | Analysis
Potential Patriots departures
Jerod Mayo (Linebackers coach): Coming off his fourth season on the Patriots’ coaching staff, Jerod Mayo remains one of the hottest young commodities on the market. The 36-year-old, who already did three head-coaching interviews over the last two offseasons, is a name to watch.
- Cleveland Browns (Defensive coordinator): Interview requested (Jan. 9) | Report — Interview declined (Jan. 13) | Report
- Carolina Panthers (Head coach): Interview requested (Jan. 12) | Report — Interview declined (Jan. 14) | Report
Nick Caley (Tight ends coach): A member of the Patriots’ coaching staff since 2015, Caley has worked with the tight end group since 2017. He was seen as a candidate to take over as offensive coordinator following Josh McDaniels’ departure last offseason, but did not get the opportunity.