- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Washington Redskins promoted quarterbacks coach Kevin O’Connell to offensive coordinator Tuesday, the team announced. 

In doing so, the team named former offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh as a senior offensive assistant. 

This move marks another promotion for O’Connell, a 33-year-old former quarterback who is rising up the coaching ranks. Last year, the Redskins expanded his role to passing game coordinator after he was initially named as quarterbacks coach in 2017. 

O’Connell spent five years (2008-2012) in the NFL as a backup, serving most of his time with the New York Jets. He began coaching in the NFL in 2015, when he was named quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns. 

The Redskins also announced they re-signed defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, whose contract expired after last season. 



Washington will need to name a new quarterbacks coach. The Redskins have reportedly interviewed former Bengals coordinator Ken Zampese, who worked with coach Jay Gruden in Cincinnati, for the job. 

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