UPDATE: Scott Turner will be the Redskins OC
Source: The Redskins are hiring ex-Panthers assistant Scott Turner as their new offensive coordinator. They’re working on finalizing his contract now.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 7, 2020
The Redskins have 3 of their top 4 coaching jobs locked up. Ron Rivera is the new Head Coach. He hired Jack Del Rio as his defensive coordinator and retained Nate Kaczor as special teams coordinator. The big question since he was hired was who would he hire to run his offense?
Kevin O'Connell took over for Matt Cavanaugh as the Redskins Offensive Coordinator last season. Jay Gruden was fired after going 0-5, and Bill Callahan took over as the interim HC. O'Connell reportedly wasn't given full control of the offense until the final few weeks of the season.
Rivera has interviewed O'Connell several times since being hired, but hasn't retained him for the OC position. He also interviewed his former QB Coach Scott Turner last Friday. There are a lot of rumors floating around that Turner will be the choice at OC when the dust settles.
#Redskins OC Kevin O’Connell has received permission to speak with other teams about potential offensive coordinator options, source said. A bright, up-and-coming coach, he will have opportunities.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 7, 2020
Can confirm Kevin O’Connell has wanted permission to interview with other teams. It’s as good as the Redskins letting him out of his contract. Some possibilities Rams and wherever Josh McDaniels lands (as has been rumored) . #httr #redskins @NBCSWashington— Julie Donaldson (@JDonaldsonNBCS) January 7, 2020
Scott Turner took over play-calling after Rivera was fired and his dad, Norv, moved to a special assistant role. The onetime UNLV quarterback has worked with Teddy Bridgewater and Cam Newton. Next up, assuming a deal gets done: Dwayne Haskins.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 7, 2020
Kevin O'Connell and Ron Rivera had a number of great discussions over the last week, but ultimately their shared idea of having a shared vision led them to go in different directions. https://t.co/N9UBqaQUFR— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) January 7, 2020