Although it's early in the unofficial offseason, and things are moving slowly, a lot is going on with the Patriots as Jerod Mayo continues interviewing for several vacant coaching positions on his staff.
The main openings are some of the most crucial of all: defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator, and special teams coordinator, all of which have had several candidates interviewed during the last two weeks. But with so many names floating around, it can be hard to keep track of.
Here is a list of all those who have already or will be interviewing for positions with the Patriots.
- Nick Caley (Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach)
- Dan Pitcher (Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach) -Hired by Bengals
- Zac Robinson (Los Angeles Rams passing game coordinator/QBs coach) -Hired by Falcons
- Jerrod Johnson (Houston Texans QBs coach)
- Thomas Brown (Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator)
- Tanner Engstrand (Detroit Lions pass game coordinator)
- Shane Waldron (Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator) -Hired by Bears
- Scott Turner (Las Vegas Raiders pass game coordinator)
- Klint Kubiak (San Francisco 49ers pass game coordinator)
- Brian Fleury (San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach)
- Luke Getsy (ex-Chicago Bears offensive coordinator)
- DeMarcus Covington (Patriots defensive line coach) -Hired by Patriots
- Michael Hodges (New Orleans Saints linebackers coach)
- Tem Lukabu (Carolina Panthers outside linebackers coach)
- Christian Parker (Denver Broncos defensive backs coach)
- Gerald Alexander (Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach)
Special Teams Coordinator
- Thomas McGaughey (New York Giants special teams coordinator)
- Jeremy Springer (Los Angeles Rams assistant special teams coach)
- Marquice Williams (Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator)
One of the more notable aspects of the entire list is the lone current Patriots coach, DeMarcus Covington, who has been with the team since 2017. He's worked in various roles, most recently being the defensive line coach, and is highly touted and reportedly favored to land the defensive coordinator position.
The decision to potentially promote or move only one current staffer signifies Mayo is prepared to build his own staff and move in a new direction. Despite any concerns that may come from that, it may be time to see some significant changes on the sideline with a new head coach and a new era coming to Foxboro.