Pair of former UGA coaches nominated for NFL assistant coach of the year award

Two former Georgia football coaches have been nominated to win the AP Assistant Coach of the Year award.

Former Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken called a lot of great games throughout the 2023 NFL season. Monken, who is the Baltimore Ravens’ offensive coordinator, helped star quarterback Lamar Jackson put together a MVP season before the Ravens lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game.

Additionally, Baltimore’s defensive coordinator, Mike Macdonald, coached at Georgia from 2010-2013 under Mark Richt. The Ravens had one of the best defenses in the NFL. Baltimore had a great defensive performance to hold Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to 17 points in the AFC title game.

Monken and Macdonald are two of five nominees to win the AP Assistant Coach of the Year award. They join Houston Texans offensive coordinator, Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, and Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz as the five nominees.

The NFL Honors take place on Feb. 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Story originally appeared on UGA Wire