Another Rams Coach Could Leave LA for NFC South

Rams pass game specialist Jake Peetz is on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' radar for their vacant offensive coordinator role.
Jul 31, 2022; Irvine, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams offensive assistant coach Jake Peetz
Jul 31, 2022; Irvine, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams offensive assistant coach Jake Peetz / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams have seen defensive coordinator Raheem Morris and passing game coordinator Zac Robinson take jobs with the Atlanta Falcons last week after a solid 2023 season that saw the Rams win 10 games and get back into the playoffs.

However, those aren’t the only two coaches Los Angeles might need to replace ahead of next season. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Sunday that Rams pass game specialist Jake Peetz will chat with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers about their offensive coordinator vacancy.

The Buccaneers are searching for a new offensive coordinator after Dave Canales became the new Carolina Panthers head coach last week.

Peetz has spent the last two years with Los Angeles after joining Sean McVay’s staff as an offensive assistant in 2022. Last season as an offensive assistant, Peetz was tasked with game management and helped the Rams’ offense have one of the better fourth-down conversion rates in the league (15-of-19 attempts).

Before he made his way to LA, Peetz was an offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at LSU in 2021 and coached running backs in Carolina in the previous two seasons (2020, 2019). The 40-year-old pass game specialist has over a decade plus NFL experience in various roles, and he could be ready to take that next step in his coaching career.

However, if Peetz doesn’t get the offensive coordinator job with the Bucs, it’s not impossible to think McVay wouldn’t elevate him to pass game coordinator/quarterbacks coach to fill the void left by Robinson.

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