Raiders news: Drew Petzing interviewed for offensive coordinator job
New Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels is busy filling key staff positions.
He would have interviewed Cleveland Browns tight ends coach Drew Petzing for the open offensive coordinator position. He would replace Greg Olson, who was the previous team’s offensive coordinator.
The Raiders have asked to interview Browns TE coach Drew Petzing for their work as offensive coordinator, according to two sources.
— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) February 4, 2022
McDaniels also interviews New York Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham to lead the defense in Las Vegas. Graham and McDaniels worked four seasons with the New England Patriots. Graham could also return to the new Giants staff.
the #Giants had authorized Patrick Graham to speak to the #Steels during their search for a head coach, they therefore granted permission to discuss with the #Raiders. He could still stay at East Rutherford, perhaps with a new contract to sweeten things up. https://t.co/g9QXtdLsrZ
—Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 4, 2022
The Raiders interviewed Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai on Thursday. Seattle is also interested in hiring Desai. Like Graham, Desai runs a 3-4 base defense. The Raiders led a 4-3 base defense under coordinator Gus Bradley in 2021.
Petzing is the first candidate reported for the position of offensive coordinator. He is 34 years old and has not yet been a coordinator. He has been in the NFL since 2013 and he also worked for the Minnesota Vikings. He has held his current position for two seasons. McDaniels, the longtime New England offensive coordinator, is expected to call his own plays.
So far, the Raiders have retained receivers coach Edgar Bennett and quarterback coach Bo Hardegree. Expect more hires soon.