Report: Bills to hire former Panthers OC Joe Brady as quarterbacks coach

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Just one day after promoting Ken Dorsey as the new offensive coordinator, the Buffalo Bills have reportedly found his replacement as quarterbacks coach.

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NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday the Bills are expected to hire former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady as the team's new quarterbacks coach.

Brady served as offensive coordinator in Carolina for parts of two seasons starting in 2020 under head coach Matt Rhule. However, Brady was fired during the Panthers' Week 13 bye this past year after the team got out to a 5-7 start.

At the time of Brady's firing, the Panthers ranked near the bottom of the NFL in total offense and passing yards per-game. However, he was working with three different quarterbacks, at times, during the season, and also did not have running back Christian McCaffrey available for most of the year due to injury.

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Before his short tenure with the Panthers, Brady was the passing game coordinator and wide receiver coach for LSU in 2019. That year, he worked with quarterback Joe Burrow, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Ja'Marr Chase as the Tigers went on to win a College Football Playoff National Championship.

Brady was seen as a major factor in Joe Burrow’s historic Heisman Trophy winning season in 2019. The current quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals threw for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns to only six interceptions.

The 32-year-old Brady has also spent time on the New Orleans Saints' coaching staff from 2017-18 serving as an offensive assistant.

Also, a report from New York Giants beat reporter Dan Duggan indicates the team is hiring Shea Tierney as the team's new quarterbacks coach. Tierney had started as an offensive assistant coach with the Bills in 2018 before being promoted to the assistant quarterbacks coach in 2020.

Tierney joins Brian Daboll's coaching staff in East Rutherford after working with him in Buffalo, as well as at the University of Alabama from 2016-17 as an offensive analyst.

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