Recent reports from NFL reporter Albert Breer suggest Joe Judge is headed back to New England — this time as an offensive assistant.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) February 8, 2022
The Patriots are working on a deal to bring back ex-Giants coach Joe Judge as an offensive assistant, per sources. Expected to get done in the coming days.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 8, 2022
If these reports are true, and we presume they are, a deal is “expected to get done in the coming days.” The 40-year-old recently fired head coach spent time in New England under Bill Belichick from 2015-2019, having worked his final year as a receivers coach, and now he looks to rebuild his brand in Foxsborough.
Coaches signing back with Bill Belichick and the Patriots is beginning to feel a whole lot like when assistants return under Nick Saban to rebuild their image. Nothing resets your market as a potential head coaching hire like becoming an assistant under one of the greatest coaches of all time.
And considering Joe Judge won’t be replacing Josh McDaniels as offensive coordinator, the Patriots’ search for an OC continues.