Few minorities get chance at NFL stepping-stone QB coach job

Posted at 12:46 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 12:46:05-05

The most recognizable and recent trend in hiring NFL head coaches has been to target young, innovative offensive teachers with a track record of development for the most vital position on the team. This has made the quarterbacks coach one of the most natural and reliable stepping stones for aspiring head coaches in the league. With minorities making up less than 10% of quarterbacks coaches in the past decade in the NFL, that pipeline has played a role in a lack of minority head coaches despite a desire from the league for more diversity.