Jason La Canfora reports that the Redskins are “very likely” to promote QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh to become their next offensive coordinator.
- In addition, La Canfora says that Washington is expected to lose TE coach Wes Phillips to the Rams.
Given the success of QB Kirk Cousins under Cavanaugh, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that the Redskins are weighing the possibility of elevating him to coordinator, replacing Sean McVay who departed for the Rams head-coaching job a few days ago.
Cavanaugh, 60, began his NFL coaching career with the Steelers back in 1992 and has worked for a number of teams including the Cardinals, 49ers, Bears, Ravens, Panthers, and Jets.
Cavanaugh has spent the past seven years working as a quarterbacks coach and was hired by the Redskins in 2015. He last worked as an offensive coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh from 2005-2008 and won a Super Bowl as the Ravens’ offensive coordinator back in 2000.
We will have more regarding the Redskins and Cavanaugh as the news is available.