The Buffalo Bills are searching for their next offensive coordinator and it won’t be their former offensive coordinator according to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News. It appears current Green Bay Packers quarterback coach and former Bills quarterback, quarterback coach, and offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt won’t be sliding back into his old chair any time soon.
“Doesn't appear to be any substance to Bills' reported interest in Alex Van Pelt for OC job,” wrote Carucci Thursday morning.
While Bills fans had been floating his name for the past week, no one actually reported any legitimate interest until a tweet from noted rumor monger Jason La Canfora. Even that tweet was worded so nebulously, it was difficult to take seriously. (We didn’t report it on the site.)
The only actual interview we know about took place Wednesday, when head coach Sean McDermott interviewed his former colleague and sat down with Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey. A scheduled interview with former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson was called off when he decided to take the Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach job to be closer to his children and the West Coast. Mike McCoy interviewed with the Denver Broncos before heading to Buffalo and agreed to terms before sitting down with McDermott.
With Chip Kelly’s relationship with LeSean McCoy, there aren’t many obvious offensive coordinator possibilities out there. Bill Musgrave is the new Broncos quarterbacks coach. Aaron Kromer was released from his contract in Buffalo. Anthony Lynn is the new Los Angeles Chargers coach. Norv Turner is still out there.