More AFC East rumors: Zac Robinson an interesting choice to fill Patriots OC vacancy
The departure of Bill O’Brien has led the New England Patriots on an interesting search for a new offensive coordinator. While former offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is expected to be at the top of that list, the team has an opportunity to get a fresh vision to lead their offense.
A couple of names rumored are Los Angeles Rams tight end coach Nick Caley and Rams QB coach Zac Robinson. SI’s Albert Breer reported that both will interview this week. Caley, who has ties to the Patriots, is scheduled on Monday and Robinson on Tuesday.
Both, who have worked under Sean McVay, would be intriguing options for the Patriots, but Robinson could be the better option for what the team is trying to build offensively. If the team does use the No. 3 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft on a quarterback, Robinson would be the best choice to gloom that quarterback.
Robinson, who was drafted by the Patriots in the 2010 NFL Draft, also has ties with the organization as a player. That experience, along with working with Matthew Stafford over the last couple of seasons makes Robinson a good choice for a team in need for fresh approach offensively. Plunking a coach from the McVay tree to run the offense would be a win for new head coach Jerod Mayo.