Patriots Adding Former Head Coach to 2024 Staff

Former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo is reunited with new Patriots offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt.

Sep 11, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA;  Carolina Panthers offensive coach Ben McAdoo
Sep 11, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers offensive coach Ben McAdoo / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo is putting the finishing touches on his coaching staff next season. Mayo and the Pats made a slew of hires last week, which included naming former Cleveland Browns offensive Alex Van Pelt as their next offensive coordinator.

However, even with the hiring of Van Pelt, the Patriots aren’t done adding to their offensive staff for next season. 

Patriots News: Ben McAdoo Joins New England's Coaching Staff

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that New England is hiring former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo as an offensive assistant. The last time McAdoo was on an NFL sideline was with the Carolina Panthers in the 2022 season, where he was an offensive coordinator. 

The Panthers’ offense didn’t do anything special under McAdoo, as they were ranked 20th in scoring (20.4 points per game) and 29th in passing (176.2 yards per game). However, Carolina was ranked 10th in rushing (130 yards per game).

Before joining the Panthers as an offensive coordinator in 2022, McAdoo was a consultant for the Dallas Cowboys in 2021 and the quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021.

The 46-year-old McAdoo apparently has some connections to the current/newest members of the Patriots’ staff. The former Giants head coach worked with Van Pelt in Green Bay between 2006-13, where he was the tight ends and quarterbacks coach.

During that time, Van Pelt was the running backs coach in Green Bay and ultimately took over for McAddo as the quarterbacks coach. McAdoo is also familiar with Patriots director of scouting Eliot Wolf, who was the assistant director of pro personnel and director of pro personnel in Green Bay.

Patriots fans will take all the help they can get for the offense, as New England was one of the worst teams in the league this season, scoring 13.9 points per game (tied for dead last with the Panthers).

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