Sources tell me and @nick_underhill that the Saints are replacing offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr.
The last remaining staff member who was here for the entire 18 years since joining Sean Payton's initial staff. Remarkable run but time for an offensive change.
— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) January 16, 2024
The New Orleans Saints are dismissing longtime offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, per multiple reports, and first shared by NewOrleans.Football’s Mike Triplett and Nick Underhill.
It’s surprising given the support that head coach Dennis Allen threw behind Carmichael for much of the last two years. Carmichael struggled to maintain the success that Sean Payton established as a play caller after taking the headset for himself in 2022, and an upgrade at quarterback in 2023 didn’t make much of a difference for him.
So the Saints will go in a new direction. Carr’s former Raiders coach Jon Gruden is an obvious candidate for the job, but we’ll have to wait and see which prospects emerge and where other changes will be hitting the coaching staff. This is a developing story.