Are we seeing a new wave in the decision-making process for the New England Patriots?
In a stunning announcement yesterday, the Patriots are in the process of holding on to a high-quality coaching asset, who many believed would be out the door after the 2022 season.
The #Patriots announce they have begun negotiations to keep Jerod Mayo on staff. They will also begin interviews with potential offensive coordinators next week.
— Mike Giardi (@MikeGiardi) January 12, 2023
The Patriots have started negotiating with Jerod Mayo, who has been their inside linebackers coach since 2019.
Mayo has been a mainstay in the Patriots organization, as he played his entire career for them, spanning from 2008-2015.
Clearly, Mayo is well-liked by the entire organization, considering the fact that they are sticking their neck out for him, and keeping him on staff for a longer period of time.
Mayo is only 36 years old, and his seven-year NFL career can provide valuable insights into the lives of young Patriots players, especially considering that he is abundantly familiar with how the Patriots run their operations.
The Patriots finished the 2022 NFL campaign with a record of 8-9.
This season was the second time in the last three years that they didn’t make the playoffs, which is a shock considering the domination they had over the NFL for the previous 20 years.
However, their division has gotten significantly more difficult since then, especially considering the spectacular quarterback play of Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills and Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins.
With Mayo likely staying aboard, and the Patriots in line to hire a new offensive coordinator, the Patriots might just get back on track in 2023, heading back to their winning ways.