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Possible quarterbacks coaches for the Buffalo Bills

David Culley is gone. Who can the Bills add as a QB coach?

This might be jumping the gun a bit, but Buffalo Rumblings has a list of possible quarterback coaches the Buffalo Bills could look to hire. Yes, we understand that David Culley is still employed by the Bills and there has been no indication that this will change. However, with the news that Terry Robiskie will not be returning to coach wide receivers with the Bills, it got us wondering.

David Culley has been coaching since 1978. While this has included some quarterback work, the vast majority of his time has been with wide receivers. In what might be considered a logical move, the Buffalo Bills could move Culley into the wide receiver room, to fill the position vacated by Robiskie. If that occurs, there are some big names to look at when it comes to potential quarterback coaches. As we did with offensive line and wide receiver coaching candidates, we examined teams with recent head coach and offensive coordinator firings. And because nepotism is alive and well, we took a peek at some potential connections to McDermott and Daboll, as well. (That’s the “mcd” column.)

Quarterbacks Coach Candidates

Candidate Team Pos Knows mcd Experience
Candidate Team Pos Knows mcd Experience
Steve Sarkisian Alabama University OC None CFL playing experience. Raiders QB coach. Falcons OC for two years. Coaching since 2000
Bill Lazor Formerly with Cincinnatti OC None Buffalo 2001-2002 was his first NFL coaching job. Has been coaching primarily in the NFL since, mostly as OC and QBs coach
Scott Linehan Formerly with Dallas OC None Sixteen years in NFL as QBs coach, WRs coach, and OC.
Bill Musgrave Formerly Denver OC None Played two years with Denver. Eigheen years QBs coach and OC exp in NFL
Jim Bob Cooter Formerly Detroit OC 2012 with Daboll in Kansas City QBs coach and OC with Detroit since 2014 (two years as QBs). Assistant roles prior
Jeremy Bates Formerly New York Jets OC/QBs None WRs and QBs coach. Eleven years in NFL mostly with those groups
John Hufnagel Retired QBs 2003 with Daboll in New England Former QB in 70s, very experienced QB coach in NFL. CFL HC for Calgary Stampeders, 2x coach of year
Mick Lombardi New York Jets QB assistant/Off assistant None Mostly assistant positions
Dan Pitcher Cincinnatti QB/Off assistant None Two years WR assistant, one season helping AVP with QBs
Greg Knapp Atlanta QBs None 23 yrs in NFL, mostly with QBs and passing game. Worked with Manning the year he set yardage and passing TD records
Alex Van Pelt Cincinnatti QBs None Thirteen years, includes time with Buffalo as QC, QBs coach and OC. Also coached at UB. Nine years with Bills as a player and overdue for a return to Buffalo.
Kellen Moore Dallas QBs None Six years as backup QB (Lions, Cowboys). QB coach with Cowboys one year
Mike Sullivan Formerly Denver QBs None OC, WR and QB coach all over league for 15 years total. WR and QBs coach on Giants team that beat Pats in SB twice
George Godsey Detroit QBs None Started in NFL with Pats (TE and Off assistant) in 2011. QB and OC with Houston. QBs coach last year in Detroit
Frank Cignetti, Jr. Green Bay QBs None Eleven NFL seasons, mostly as QBs coach. Former OC with Rams
Scott Milaovich Jacksonville QBs None Former backup QB, coached extensively in CFL including HC of Toronto Argonauts. Two years NFL exp
Bo Hardegree Miami QBs None Three years as QB coach for Tannehill, Cutler and Matt Moore
Mike Bajakian Boston College QBs None Coaching since 1996, mostly with college. Worked with Bears' WRs from 04-05. Bucs QBs coach for four years
Ken Dorsey Appalachian State University OC 2013-2017 Panthers with McDermott QB coach with Panthers. Currently OC for Appalachian State University
Drew Petzing Minnesota QB assistant None One year in current position, 4 years prior with RBs and WRs
Jordan Palmer N/A Private QB coach None Former NFL QB, Josh Allen's private QB coach
Marc Trestman Formerly Toronto (CFL) HC None Former NFL QB coach and OC, recently fired as head coach of Toronto Argonauts
Marty Morhinweg Formerly Baltimore OC 2003-2010 Eagles with McDermott Former NFL HC, OC, and QBs coach, most notably with Steve Young in San Francisco before becoming Detroit HC
Derek Anderson Buffalo Quarterback 2011-2016 Panthers, 2018 Bills with McDermott None, but has been praised for mentorship role with Josh Allen during 2018 season

Feel free to discuss your favorites, least favorites and glaring omissions from the list in the comments below.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in early January and has been updated to remove coaches hired by other teams.