Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach David Culley has apparently been hired by the Baltimore Ravens, according to that team’s press release on Tuesday afternoon. Culley, who spent the last two seasons as Buffalo’s quarterbacks coach, was offered a quasi-promotion to Assistant Head Coach/Receivers/Passing Coordinator with the Ravens. Per The Athletic’s Tim Graham, Culley opted to leave the Bills because of the promotion offered by Baltimore.
Until he signed on with the Bills, the only job Culley held from 1991 through 2016 was wide receivers coach with various college and professional teams. The Bills shook up their offensive staff this year by firing their offensive line and wide receivers coaches, and given the need to professionally develop Josh Allen heading into his second season, replacing Culley with a more experienced quarterbacks coach was definitely an option on the table.
With Culley as quarterbacks coach, the 2018 Bills ranked 31st in Net Yards per Attempt while throwing 13 touchdowns against 23 interceptions. The 2017 Bills ranked 27th in NY/A with 16 TDs and 10 INTs.
The Bills now have two openings on their coaching staff: At quarterbacks coach, and at wide receivers coach, where they released Terry Robiskie earlier in the off-season.