QB Collective's staff did not come together by accident. We're excited about future growth and the impact we can make with these types of football minds. Here's a look at what a few of our QBC staff members accomplished during the 2017 NFL season.
The youngest head coach in NFL history guided the Rams to an 11-5 record, their first divisional title since 2003 and was named PFWA coach of the year. McVay, 32, turned second-year quarterback Jared Goff into a Pro Bowler and running back Todd Gurley into an MVP candidate. McVay’s immediate success speaks for itself. He’s established himself as one of the NFL’s most creative offensive minds.
After inserting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo into the starting lineup, Shanahan led the 49ers an impressive 5-0 surge to close the season. From December on, San Francisco was top five in nearly every offensive category. Along with new GM John Lynch, the 37-year-old Shanahan was responsible for an impressive culture turnaround. Both Shanahan and McVay have shifted power in the NFC West.
The Jets just promoted Bates from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator in January. Bates called plays for the Broncos in 2008, where Denver finished in second in total yards and Jay Cutler earned his lone Pro Bowl nod. The Jets overachieved on offense in 2017 with help of Bates, who lifted Josh McCown to a career year.
The Rams’ quick turnaround put LaFleur on everybody’s radar. The Tennessee Titans just hired LaFleur away from Los Angeles to be their offensive coordinator. After maximizing Robert Griffin III and Matt Ryan’s skill sets as quarterbacks coach in Washington and Atlanta, LaFleur will get the chance to do the same with Marcus Mariota, in addition to calling plays.
The Redskins were so pleased with O’Connell they promoted him from quarterbacks coach to passing game coordinator this January. Chip Kelly and UCLA were hard after O’Connell’s services, but Washington locked him up. Now, he’ll get a chance to work with Alex Smith, who is coming off a career-best 26 TD, 5 INT season.
As the run game coordinator with the 49ers and a roster full of new people, McDaniel helped guide Carlos Hyde to rank 13th in rushing yards. Andrew Hawkins, co-host of the popular ThomaHawk podcast, has called McDaniel the smartest coach he’s ever played for.
Garoppolo's immediate success wasn't just Shanahan. Scangarello, in his first season coaching quarterbacks for the 49ers, was instrumental in helping Garoppolo's transition. In his first extensive action, Garoppolo had the highest completion percentage under pressure (62.3%).
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