New England Patriots

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 26: Head coach Jedd Fisch of the UCLA Bruins stands on the field prior to the Cactus Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats at Chase Field on December 26, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

The Patriots have made another move on the coaching staff. According to the Boston Globe’s Jim McBride, they are hiring former Rams assistant offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch in a to-be-determined offensive role.

Fisch most recently served as the Rams’ assistant offensive coordinator under Sean McVay in 2019 and as an offensive assistant in 2018. Prior to that, he spent two seasons at Michigan and one at UCLA. Collectively, he has 12 seasons of NFL coaching experience.

After the departure of Joe Judge to the New York Giants, the Patriots have an opening for a wide receivers coach. Fisch appears to be a candidate to take the helm. He served as the Ravens’ assistant quarterbacks and wide receivers coach from 2004-07, then coached the receivers for the Broncos in 2008 under Mike Shanahan.

In addition, Fisch coached the quarterbacks for the Seahawks in 2010 and was the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator from 2013-14. Fisch has worked for a lot of accomplished head coaches including Shanahan, McVay, Brian Billick, and Pete Carroll. And Jim Harbaugh, if you count the Wolverines.

The Patriots needed bodies on Bill Belichick’s coaching staff, period, but Fisch brings some much-welcome experience. They still have plenty of that on the offensive side with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, and running backs coach Ivan Fears. They also still have tight ends coach Nick Caley, assistant running backs coach Cole Popovich, and assistant quarterbacks coach Mick Lombardi. Former Patriots receiver Troy Brown also helped coach the wide receivers in 2019 in an unofficial role.

Fisch may not transform the whole operation overnight, but his veteran presence certainly can’t hurt.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at