Jason Garrett is staying in the NFC East as the New York Giants' new offensive coordinator
Four of the five coaching changes that have taken place in the NFL since the start of last season involved NFC teams. The NFC East, in particular, looks completely different at the top with three new head coaches, which also means new coordinators throughout the division.
In total, 10 NFC teams will have at least one new coordinator this season, including Philadelphia, which is going with a committee approach on offense under the direction of head coach Doug Pederson.
Among the changes are several guys getting their first shot at being a full-time coordinator. There also are plenty of familiar faces as several NFC teams have turned to former head coaches to fill their coordinator spots. This also was the case in the AFC.
Will these moves pay off for these teams? Only time will tell. Here is a rundown on all the coordinator changes in the NFC:
Atlanta Falcons, Defensive Coordinator
Old: Dan Quinn
New: Raheem Morris
The team's midseason turnaround in 2019 coincided with head coach Dan Quinn's decision to entrust the defense to Morris.
Carolina Panthers, Offensive Coordinator
Old: Scott Turner
New: Joe Brady
The 30-year-old Brady became a rising star in coaching circles in 2019 as LSU's passing game coordinator.
Carolina Panthers, Defensive Coordinator
Old: Eric Washington
New: Phil Snow
A 64-year-old veteran of the coaching wars, Snow follows Matt Rhule to Charlotte from Baylor. As Bears defensive coordinator, Snow oversaw the top scoring defense in the Big 12 in 2019.
Chicago Bears, Offensive Coordinator
Old: Mark Helfrich
New: Bill Lazor
Lazor's 13 years of NFL coaching experience have included stints with Joe Gibbs and Mike Holmgren, and he has tutored quarterbacks such as Nick Foles and Ryan Tannehill.
Dallas Cowboys, Defensive Coordinator
Old: Rod Marinelli
New: Mike Nolan
Most recently the linebackers coach in New Orleans, Nolan was last a defensive coordinator in 2012-14 for the Falcons.
Detroit Lions, Defensive Coordinator
Old: Paul Pasqualoni
New: Cory Undlin
Undlin, a first-time coordinator, inherits a Lions defense that had an abysmal 2019 season, ranking last in the NFL in pass defense.
Los Angeles Rams, Offensive Coordinator
New: Kevin O'Connell
O'Connell will attempt to revive a Rams offense that suffered a decline in 2019. He'll have more to work with than he did in his last job — as offensive coordinator for Washington in 2019.
Los Angeles Rams, Defensive Coordinator
Old: Wade Phillips
New: Brandon Staley
Staley's previous experience at the pro level consists of working with linebackers in Chicago (2017-18) and Denver (2019).
Minnesota Vikings, Offensive Coordinator
Old: Kevin Stefanski
New: Gary Kubiak
Kubiak is the rare coordinator hire who has won a Super Bowl as a head coach (Denver, Super Bowl 50). Kubiak was assistant head coach and offensive advisor for Mike Zimmer's Vikings in 2019.
Minnesota Vikings, Defensive Coordinator
Old: George Edwards
New: Adam Zimmer/Andre Patterson
There will be no communication difficulties in Minnesota, as Zimmer and Patterson have worked together for years and are intimately familiar with their boss’s preferences.
New York Giants, Offensive Coordinator
Old: Mike Shula
New: Jason Garrett
Garrett was the head coach in Dallas for 10 seasons and last year boasted the NFL's No. 1 offense with the Cowboys.
New York Giants, Defensive Coordinator
Old: James Bettcher
New: Patrick Graham
Graham made the most of a bad situation in Miami. The Giants beefed up their secondary, which could give Graham an opportunity to use blitzes to disrupt opposing offenses.
Philadelphia Eagles, Offensive Coordinator
Old: Mike Groh
New: Press Taylor (pass-game coordinator), Jeff Stoutland (run-game coordinator), Rich Scangarello (senior offensive assistant)
The Eagles should be more creative with their three-pronged approach to the coordinator job.
Washington, Offensive Coordinator
Old: Kevin O'Connell
New: Scott Turner
Turner, the son of former Washington head coach Norv Turner, was most recently the QBs coach under Ron Rivera in Carolina and was named interim offensive coordinator in December.
Washington, Defensive Coordinator
Old: Greg Manusky
New: Jack Del Rio
The ultimate NFL retread, Del Rio is still a highly regarded defensive mind and should command respect from his young unit.