The New England Patriots are set to interview former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Adrian Klemm for their vacant offensive coordinator position.
Klemm, who played tackle for the Patriots from 2000-04, was the Steelers’ assistant offensive line coach from 2019-20 and then was promoted to full offensive line coach in 2021.
But Klemm stepped down midway through last season to return to the college ranks. In 2022, he was associate head coach, run game coordinator and offensive line coach with the Oregon Ducks. He had held the same position with UCLA from 2014-16, before joining the Steelers.
The Steelers saw much better results from their offensive line in 2022, after chaining out their center and right guard and making the switch to Pat Meyer as offensive line coach.
In addition to Klemm, the Patriots have requested permission to interview Minnesota Vikings wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell. They have also interviewed New England tight ends coach Nick Caley and are also expected to pursue former Patriots offensive coordinator and current Alabama OC Bill O’Brien.
Former Patriots defensive coordinator and ex-Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia served as New England’s de facto offensive coordinator in 2022. The Patriots finished 17th in the NFL with 21.4 points per game. Patricia is expected to remain on the coaching staff in a different role.