New Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels is busy working on filling key spots on his staff.
He reportedly is interviewing Cleveland Browns tight ends coach Drew Petzing for the open offensive coordinator job. He would replace Greg Olson, who was the offensive coordinator on the previous staff.
The Raiders have put in a request to interview Browns TE coach Drew Petzing for their offensive coordinator job, per two sources.— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) February 4, 2022
McDaniels is also interviewing New York Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham to run the defense in Las Vegas. Graham and McDaniels worked four seasons together with the New England Patriots. Graham could also return to the Giants’ new staff.
The #Giants had granted permission for Patrick Graham to talk to the #Steelers during their head coaching search so they granted permission for a chat with the #Raiders. He could still stick in East Rutherford, perhaps with a new contract to sweeten things. 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 ran a 4-3 base defense under coordinator Gus Bradley in 2021.
Petzing is the first reported candidate for the offensive coordinator job. He is 34 and hasn’t been a coordinator yet. He has been in the NFL since 2013 and he has also worked for the Minnesota Vikings. He’s been in his current job for two seasons. McDaniels, The longtime offensive coordinator in New England, is expected to call his own plays.
So far, the Raiders have retained wide receiver coach Edgar Bennett and hired quarterback coach Bo Hardegree. Expect more hires soon.