New England Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo has garnered interest around the league for a variety of coaching roles. The Carolina Panthers inquired about Mayo for their head coaching vacancy and the Cleveland Browns are interested in him for their a defensive coordinator role.
Mayo, however, seems to be settled in Foxborough.
Hours after the the Panthers requested permission to interview Mayo, the Patriots and Mayo have begun negotiations to keep him with the team long term, the team announced Thursday.
The Patriots will also begin the process of interviewing offensive coordinator candidates next week.
Mayo has been on the Patriots staff since 2019 and has shared many defensive coordinator responsibilities with Steve Belichick, despite neither of them owning the title. The team has been without an official defensive coordinator since Matt Patricia left to coach the Detroit Lions in 2018.
Patricia, meanwhile, served as the team’s play-caller this season after New England lost longtime offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels when he took the head coaching job with the Las Vegas Raiders. It sounds like that will change in 2023 — much to the delight of Patriots fans.
The Patriots ranked 26th in the NFL in total offense this season. For the first time in Belichick’s 23-year tenure with the franchise, it missed the playoffs for the second season in a row.
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Publish Date:2023-01-13 08:36:03