Bengals announce coaching hires to Zac Taylor’s staff, including new pass game coordinator

The Cincinnati Bengals announced several coaching updates on Thursday morning.

When offensive coordinator Brian Callahan was hired by the Tennessee Titans to become their head coach, it created a ripple effect on head coach Zac Taylor’s staff. Taylor promoted former quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher to offensive coordinator leaving an opening at the quarterbacks coach position.

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Then, former safeties coach Rob Livingston left to become the new defensive coordinator at the University of Colorado.

Brad Kragthorpe will be Joe Burrow’s new quarterbacks coach after Dan Pitcher was promoted to offensive coordinator.

Taylor opted to fill the quarterbacks and safeties vacancies with in-house promotions. Brad Kragthorpe will be Joe Burrow’s new position coach and Jordan Kovacs will move over from the linebackers room to coach the safeties.

In addition to promotions for current members on Taylor’s staff, the Bengals also added a passing game coordinator in Justin Rascati, who comes from the Minnesota Vikings.

Bengals new quarterbacks coach: Brad Krargthorpe

Kragthorpe, 31, just finished his fifth season with the Bengals and he most recently served in the role of assistant quarterbacks coach. Prior to the 2023 season, he spent the previous two seasons (2021-22) as assistant wide receivers coach, after serving as offensive assistant in the 2019-20 seasons.

Familiarity is important to Burrow and that’s why pairing him with Kragthorpe makes sense. The two go all the way back to their days at LSU together. Kragthorpe spent the…


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Publish date : 2024-02-08 17:23:00

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