Patriots Interviewed Underwhelming Choice for OC Job on Tuesday

The New England Patriots interviewed former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy for their vacant offensive coordinator role.

Jul 28, 2022; Lake Forest, IL, USA;  Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy talks
Jul 28, 2022; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy talks / Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
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The New England Patriots are on the lookout for their next offensive coordinator as first-year head coach Jerod Mayo continues to build his staff for the 2024 season.

The Patriots already interviewed San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach Brian Fleury for their vacant OC job and have put in requests to speak with Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach Nick Caley and Detroit Lions pass game coordinator Tanner Engstrand.

However, there was another offensive coordinator candidate the Patriots interviewed that fans might not be too happy about. 

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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday that former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy interviewed with the Pats on Monday. Getsy reportedly has a second interview coming up with the New Orleans Saints. 

Chicago fans weren’t disappointed to see Getsy leave the Windy City after another average performance from the offense this season. The Bears’ offense was ranked second in rushing (141.1 yards per game), 27th in passing (182.1 yards per game), and 18th in scoring (21.2 points per game).

While it was great to see the Bears finding success on the ground, most of that production was from dual-threat quarterback Justin Fields. At the same time, Getsy didn’t elevate the young QB as a passer, which could be a red flag as the Patriots could take a quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Patriots haven’t constructed a strong list of candidates for offensive coordinator. But fans will hope Mayo can find the right guy that can get the Patriots’ 31st-ranked scoring offense (13.9 points per game) out of the basement.

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