Greg Olsen joins Rams' coaching staff

The former Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive coordinator has decided to join the Rams coaching staff.

The Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday afternoon added another piece to their coaching staff under new head coach Sean McVay with the hiring of Greg Olsen as the quarterbacks coach, according to the LA Times. 

Olsen was the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive coordinator the last two seasons. Prior to that, he was the Oakland Raiders' offensive coordinator for two years, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2008 to 2011. He was also the Rams' offensive coordinator from 2006 to 2007.

He was the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 2001 and Chicago Bears in 2003. Olsen also held that position with the Detroit Lions in 2004 and 2005. 

The 53-year-old had been rumored for the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator gig and was expected to be interviewed for the position on Thursday. However, he has elected to pass on the job in favor of joining Los Angeles' coaching staff. 

The Rams are hoping that Olsen can help in the process of developing Jared Goff into becoming a productive franchise quarterback. Goff is coming off a rookie season where he struggled to find any consistency notching just 1,089 passing yards with a 54.6 completion percentage with five touchdown passes and seven interceptions and held a 22.2 quarterback rating. This includes recording at least one interception on four occasions while passing for fewer than 200 yards five times. 

Goff also ranked last in the league in yards per completion (5.31), second-worst total quarterback rating, and the fourth-lowest completion percentage. According to Pro Football Focus, the 22-year-old finished with the second-lowest overall grade (39.7) along with ranking in the same spot in passing situations (38.9) among qualified players at his position. 


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