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Ben McAdoo Joins New England’s Coaching Staff

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Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo looks on before an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Ben McAdoo is joining the New England Patriots coaching staff as an offensive assistant. The former head coach of the New York Giants began his NFL coaching career 20 years ago. His official title could also include being assistant head coach, though the team has yet to make an official announcement.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo was the first to report New England’s new addition.

McAdoo had stops in New Orleans (2004) and San Francisco (2005) before spending eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers. In Green Bay, McAdoo worked with tight ends, before becoming quarterbacks coach for his last two seasons there (2012-2013). The New York Giants hired him as offensive coordinator for the 2014 season.

Tom Coughlin was the Giants head coach when McAdoo arrived in New York. After working together for two seasons, Coughlin resigned as head coach. New York promoted Ben McAdoo to be their new head coach. The Giants finished 11-5 in McAdoo’s first season as head coach before losing on Wild Card Weekend. New York began the next season 2-10, costing McAdoo his job twelve games into the season.

After stepping away from the NFL for two seasons, McAdoo became the Jaguars quarterbacks coach (2020), a consultant for the Cowboys (2021), and offensive coordinator for the Panthers (2021). He was

Ben McAdoo becomes the latest hiring with Green Bay connections to New England Patriots executive Eliot Wolf. He joins offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery in that regard.

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