Bills to hire Joe Brady as QB coach

Raiders to hire McDaniels as new coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills are hiring former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady as the team’s new quarterbacks coach, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.

The move continues the strong connection between the Bills and Panthers that started with Sean McDermott’s hiring in 2017.

Brady will take over for Ken Dorsey, who was promoted by the Bills to offensive coordinator Tuesday. Dorsey is also a former Panthers offensive coordinator, who was with the team from 2013 to 2017.

NFL Network first reported that the Bills would hire Brady.

Bills assistant quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney is leaving the team to be the quarterbacks coach for incoming New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll, the Bills’ former offensive coordinator.

Brady was fired by coach Matt Rhule in December after almost two years with the Panthers. He worked with a variety of quarterbacks in Carolina, including Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Darnold and Cam Newton. With Brady as offensive coordinator, Carolina ranked 27th in points (19.9) and 23rd in yards per game (332).

Before becoming an offensive coordinator, Brady was the passing game coordinator at LSU during the 2019 national championship season, working with now-Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.

Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant at Penn State. Bills owner Terry Pegula is a Penn State graduate and the school’s ice arena is named after the family.

Brady has never been a quarterbacks coach, but he worked closely with Bridgewater as an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints. He also is the latest William & Mary graduate to join the Bills’ coaching staff; McDermott played football at William & Mary.

ESPN’s David Newton contributed to this report.

Source: ESPN NFL


Author: Ellen Garcia