The Falcons announced that they have named Jerome Henderson their passing game coordinator and Raheem Morris their new wide receivers coach/assistant head coach.
“I am excited about these moves and what they will do for our coaching staff,” said Head Coach Dan Quinn. “I have known Raheem for over 19 years and I have no doubt his extensive background in the passing game will prove to be a tremendous asset to our offensive coaching staff. His experience, combined with his personality, makes him the perfect fit to take over this role. Coach Henderson brings an excellent understanding of the passing game in the NFL, and has proven his ability to develop players over his time in this league. He will be a great addition to our staff and I am looking forward to getting to work with both of these men in their new positions.”
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Falcons are set to hire Cowboys DBs coach Jerome Henderson as their new passing game coordinator.
- Rapoport adds that this move will cause some “tinkering.”
There was a report last weekend that Henderson was interviewing for the Falcons’ defensive coordinator job. However, the Falcons quickly shot that down.
Henderson actually interviewed for the Browns head-coaching job and met with the Jaguars regarding their defensive coordinator position, but didn’t get either job.
Henderson, 46, began his coaching career with the Jets back in 2006. He spent three years in New York before departing to become the defensive backs coach for the Browns. Dallas elected to hire him in the same capacity in 2011 and he remained in this position since joining them.