After days of wondering who the next offensive coordinator will be, Pro Football Weekly might have at least something of an idea to help narrow down a guess when they reflect on the situation in this week’s Whispers column from around the NFL. While an in-house candidate like Jim Zorn is technically a possibility, instead, they point to the teams left standing for the Super Bowl title.
“A source told PFW that the Chiefs are staying tight-lipped about the search for an offensive coordinator, maybe indicating they want to interview a coach whose team is still alive in the playoffs. Hiring a coach who can be a good tutor to the quarterbacks would benefit the team, as it seems to excel when Matt Cassel is playing his best. Jim Zorn, who was the team’s QB coach last season, did some good things in 2011, but the source said he is “a bit of an oddball” and not likely to be promoted to coordinator."
That leaves members of the Giants, 49ers, Ravens and Patriots to choose from.