The Washington Redskins announced Monday that they’ve promoted Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator and hired Kevin O’Connell as their new quarterbacks coach.
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.
O’Connell, 31, began his coaching career in 2015 with the Browns as their quarterbacks coach. He later joined Chip Kelly’s coaching staff with the 49ers as an offensive assistant.
O’Connell was actually a third-round pick of the Patriots back in 2008. He played for several teams over the course of his pro career including the Lions, Jets, Dolphins and Chargers. He appeared in two games and completed four of six pass attempts for 23 yards passing and no touchdowns for his career.