The Buffalo Bills may be set to name offensive assistant Chad Hall as their next wide receivers coach. He’s been with the team for two years since head coach Sean McDermott was hired. This according to NFL Insider Alex Marvez of Sirius XM Radio (formerly of FOX Sports).
Hall only has the two years in Buffalo on his coaching resume. He joined the coaching staff after leaving the NFL. Hall played wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles (2010-12), San Francisco 49ers (2012-13), and Kansas City Chiefs (2013) before being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars following the 2014 pre-season. In his professional career, Hall caught 16 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bills have been moving younger in their coaching position this off-season. First, they moved in the 45-year-old offensive line coach Bobby Johnson to replace the 59-year-old Juan Castillo. Then they hired Heath Farwell, barely 37, to replace Danny Crossman (52) as special teams coach. Hiring Hall (just 32) would be the largest age change, halving former receivers coach Terry Robiskie’s 64 years.
Obviously his close ties with Andy Reid and McDermott allowed him opportunities in the NFL during both his playing and coaching career. If he does indeed sign on as Buffalo’s wide receivers coach, he’ll be younger than three players currently signed for 2019; Lorenzo Alexander, Derek Anderson, and Stephen Hasuchka.