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Raiders make Todd Downing, Jake Peetz coaching promotions official

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A day after Bill Musgrave was announced as the Broncos new quarterbacks coach, despite no official announcement from the Raiders he wouldn’t be returning as offensive coordinator, the Raiders have made official the promotions of quarterbacks coach Todd Downing to replace Musgrave as OC and the promotion of Assistant QB coach Jake Peetz to take Downing’s former position.

Downing and Peetz spent the past two seasons with the Raiders as QB coach and Assistant QB coach respectively.

Downing has been a QB coach at the NFL level the past six years, previously with the Lions and Bills. This is his first time as an Offensive Coordinator.

With Downing a hot commodity to fill several vacant offensive coordinator jobs across the NFL, the Raiders had a decision to make between he and Musgrave. They chose to keep Downing, essentially crediting him with the development of Derek Carr who carried the Raiders to a 12-3 record this season and their first playoff berth in 14 years.

In promoting Peetz, the Raiders keep the continuity as they attempt to continue to build upon the offensive success that was established the past two seasons.

Peetz was also reportedly on the Rams’ radar as a QB coach on Sean McVay’s new staff. This is Peetz’s first time as a QB coach at the NFL level. Prior to joining the Raiders as Asst QB coach he had spent one season as Asst QB coach in Jacksonville.