There have been a slew of candidates the New England Patriots have either already interviewed or plan on interviewing for their vacant offensive coordinator position.
A couple of more names were added to that list on Saturday with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reporting a planned interview with former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reporting an interview with San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach Brian Fleury.
Getsy was fired by the Bears earlier in the month after spending two seasons with the team. Before taking the job in Chicago, he spent the previous three seasons working as the quarterbacks coach for the Green Bay Packers. Meanwhile, Fleury is in his second season as tight ends coach for the 49ers, after spending three seasons as a quality control coach for the team.
Both coaches have a direct link to 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. Of course, Fleury has worked under Shanahan directly for multiple years in San Francisco, while Getsy coached under former Shanahan disciple and current Packers coach Matt Lafleur.
The Patriots are working hard behind the scenes to build a staff around newly-hired coach Jerod Mayo. On Saturday, it was reported that the team is expected to promote defensive line coach DeMarcus Covington as the new defensive coordinator.
That leaves offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator as the only major jobs with a vacancy.