Joe Brady is getting his second (full-time) chance at being an NFL play-caller.
As announced on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills have officially knocked the “interim” label off Brady’s interim offensive coordinator title. The 34-year-old previously served in the same role for the Carolina Panthers in 2020 and 2021.
The Panthers and former head coach Matt Rhule hired Brady straight out of Louisiana State University, where he served as the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2019. That season saw the Tigers, behind Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow, capture the national title.
Brady, however, last only 12 games into his second campaign for Carolina. The offense ranked 21st in yards per game and 24th in points per game under Brady in his first year and 28th in yards and 23rd in points prior to his firing in 2021.
He would proceed to land in Buffalo as the quarterbacks coach in 2022. Brady then went on to replace another familiar face in Ken Dorsey, who was dismissed by the Bills on Nov. 14, 2023.