NFL Week 18 – The New England Patriots despatched out a press launch addressing the workforce’s offseason plan, accoridng to NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport.
The Patriots introduced that they’re at present working to increase linebackers coach Jerod Mayo long-term. Mayo has served as a linebackers coach with the New England Patriots since 2019. In three of 4 seasons with New England, the workforce’s protection completed top-five within the league in DVOA.
Mayo acquired curiosity from the Cleveland Browns as a defensive coordinator candidate, whereas the Carolina Panthers had been set to interview Mayo for his or her head coach opening. New England completed with a third-best -12.4% defensive DVOA, the fifth-best mark since 1981.
There are conflicting studies as to how far alongside negotiations are. Whereas the title of the press launch expresses that the extension is imminent, the physique of the press launch states the workforce has “begun extension discussions.”
As well as, New England additionally introduced the need start looking for an offensive coordinator subsequent week. The Patriots didn’t have an officially-titled offensive coordinator in 2022, however senior soccer advisor/offensive line coach Matt Patricia known as performs for New England. The Patriots posted a Twenty fourth-best -8.5% offensive DVOA this season, their worst mark as a franchise since 1993.