The Reese’s Senior Bowl announced Wednesday that Falcons quarterback coach Charles London will coordinate the American Team offense.
🚨 2023 Senior Bowl Coaches🚨
Leading the American Team:
HC- #DaBears OC Luke Getsy
OC- #DirtyBirds QBs Charles London
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— Reese's Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) January 18, 2023
The Falcons will join the Patriots in Las Vegas to coach one side of the East-West Shrine Bowl, so while the team is in Vegas, London will be in Mobile. The Senior Bowl is an excellent opportunity for London, who is looking to become an offensive coordinator in 2023.
London has been an offensive coordinator candidate for the past two offseasons. Last year, the Dolphins passed over London for Frank Smith, and the Titans are now targeting the Falcons assistant to replace Todd Downing, who was fired after two seasons as Tennessee’s offensive coordinator. Current Titans head coach Mike Vrabel spent time with London in Tennessee and Houston, but he’ll be competing with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy for the OC role.
London has been in Atlanta since Arthur Smith took over, and the quarterbacks coach has seen a ton of faces in his position group — Matt Ryan, Josh Rosen, A.J. McCarron, Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder, and Feleipe Franks.
If London does leave the Falcons, Smith will have a massive hole to fill. A team’s head coach has an impact in developing a young quarterback, but his position coach sees him extensively every single day. Developing Desmond Ridder should be one of the team’s top priorities, and his quarterback coach plays a considerable role in that.
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