Dolphins announce ex-Patriots receivers coach Chad O'Shea as next offensive coordinator

Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA: New England Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea before Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA: New England Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea before Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

From the NFL Newswire at 985TheSportsHub.com

Chad O'Shea is leaving his post as Patriots wide receivers coach for a promotion in Miami. He's joining Brian Flores, whom the Dolphins introduced as their new head coach, as the team's next offensive coordinator, according to Field Yates.

O'Shea served as Patriots receivers coach from 2009-18, most notably helping develop Julian Edelman from a college quarterback into one of the top slot receivers in football and the MVP of Super Bowl LIII. He's also known for his extensive work on the Patriots' red zone offense in recent years.

He got his start in the NFL with the Chiefs in 2003 as a volunteer assistant, then assistant special teams coach in 2004-05. From 2006-2008, he served in various roles on the offensive staff for the Minnesota Vikings.

(L-R) Brian Flores, Chad O'Shea (Photos: Elsa/Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
(L-R) Brian Flores, Chad O'Shea (Photos: Elsa/Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

O'Shea at times appeared to be a candidate to succeed Josh McDaniels as Patriots offensive coordinator. But McDaniels ended up staying in New England and sounds prepared to coach there for the long haul. That roadblock ostensibly was an impetus for O'Shea to follow Flores to Miami.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Patriots are expected to announce former Bucs head coach and Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano as the next defensive coordinator.

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