Gillette Stadium better be ready to rock.
As first reported by NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo on Tuesday morning, the New England Patriots are hiring Ben McAdoo as an offensive assistant. The 46-year-old served as the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers in 2022.
McAdoo was brought into Charlotte two offseasons ago by former head coach Matt Rhule, who tried to right his offense’s ship going into what would be a fateful campaign. The year ultimately saw Rhule dismissed after just five games, with McAdoo—perhaps surprisingly—finishing out the season in his post.
The Panthers, in turn, finished having averaged 306.2 total yards (29th) and 20.4 points per game (20th). He would not return in 2023 with the team’s transition to new (and now also former) head coach Frank Reich.
Prior to his short stint in Carolina, McAdoo served as an offensive consultant for the Dallas Cowboys (2021), the quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars and, most notably, the head coach (2016 to 2017) and offensive coordinator (2014 to 2015) for the New York Giants.