The Senior Bowl is a chance for some of the nation’s best collegiate athletes to showcase their skills before the NFL Draft.
Although some of the draft’s best prospects often decide to not partake in the Senior Bowl due to potential injury risk, this can be one final opportunity for those on the cusp.
Earlier this morning, we learned who will be coaching these two teams.
Both Getsy and Graham had NFL head coaching interviews last year. Now they get a chance to show what they can do at the premier college all-star game Feb. 4 in Mobile on @nflnetwork. https://t.co/dJ3GrHXACh
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 18, 2023
Luke Getsy and Patrick Graham will be the two head coaches for the Senior Bowl this year after being passed over for head coaching positions in the NFL in the 2022 offseason.
Will their abilities in this game have any weight on their future of coaching in the NFL?
Getsy was the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears this year, who finished the season with a 3-14 record, and their offense only averaged 19.6 points per game.
Graham is a defensive mind, as he is the defensive coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Similarly to the Bears, the Raiders’ season underwhelmed expectations, finishing with a 6-11 record.
Graham’s defense allowed 24.6 points this year, which was the seventh-worst mark in the league.
Graham and Getsy have been granted the honor of coaching in the Senior Bowl and will have the chance to work with some truly elite collegiate players.
This might as well be called a tryout for both coaches, and many NFL organizations will likely be watching to see the types of decisions that Graham and Getsy make in a big game like this.
Tune in on February fourth to see the drama unfold.