Steelers quarterbacks coach Matt Canada is a candidate to be the next offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Rapoport listed Canada, as well as San Francisco 49ers run game coordinator Mike McDaniel, Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott, Los Angeles Chargers quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton and Dolphins quarterbacks coach George Godsey and running backs coach Eric Studesville as candidates for the Miami job.
The #Dolphins the list of candidates for their open OC job: #Clemson OC Tony Elliott, #Chargers QB coach Pep Hamilton, #49ers run game coordinator Mike McDaniel, #Steelers QB coach Matt Canada, and #Dolphins RBs coach Eric Studesville and QBs coach George Godsey.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2021
Former Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey resigned on Jan. 6 after just one season on the job. Miami head coach Brian Flores will be hiring his third offensive coordinator in three seasons.
Canada just finished his first season as the Steelers’ quarterbacks coach. He has never been a coordinator in the NFL before and the 2020 season was his first in the league at all, but he has extensive experience as a play caller at the collegiate level with Maryland, LSU, Pitt, NC State, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Indiana.
Canada will also likely be a candidate for the Steelers’ offensive coordinator position, which opened on Thursday when Randy Fichtner was not retained. He is the only offensive assistant coach on the team with play calling experience.