The Buffalo Bills have found their new offensive coordinator.
The team announced on Tuesday it has promoted Ken Dorsey from his role as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator to be the next offensive coordinator, replacing Brian Daboll, who became the head coach of the New York Giants this past Friday.
Dorsey has been with the Bills since 2019 when he was hired as the quarterbacks coach. Just before this past season, the 40-year-old was also given the title of passing game coordinator.
Under his tutelage, Josh Allen has become one of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League. In 2020, Allen finished second in the NFL MVP voting. This past season saw Allen have another impressive regular season, while also recording a quarterback rating of 149.0 in the playoffs. That's the highest quarterback rating ever recorded among quarterbacks with at least 50 passing attempts.
Before joining the Bills, Dorsey was the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers from 2013-17.
While in Carolina, Dorsey helped coach Cam Newton when he was named the NFL MVP in 2015. That season saw Newton throw for 3,837 yards, 35 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns.
With Daboll going to the Giants to be their head coach, there was speculation that Dorsey would follow Daboll to become his offensive coordinator.
Dorsey was also talked about as a possible candidate to be the next head coach of the University of Miami Hurricanes. Dorsey was the quarterback from 99-02 and won a National Title with the team in 2001.
This will be Dorsey’s first time calling plays at the NFL level.
The Bills now have to find a replacement for Dorsey as the quarterbacks coach in Buffalo. This is in addition to replacing Bobby Johnson as the team's offensive line coach.