Aaron Kromer

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Aaron Kromer
Current position
Title Offensive Line coach (Suspended)
Team Buffalo Bills
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-04-30) April 30, 1967 (age 48)
Place of birth Sandusky, Ohio
Team(s) as a player
1987–1989 Miami University
Position(s) Offensive tackle
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1990–1998 Miami University
1990–1991 Graduate Asst
1992–1997 Tight Ends/H-Backs
1998 Offensive Line
1999–2000 Northwestern
Offensive Line
2001–2004 Oakland Raiders
2001 Asst Offensive Line
2002–2004 Offensive Line
2005–2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2005 (Senior Asst)
2006–2007 (Senior Asst/Offensive Line)
2008–2012 New Orleans Saints
2008 (Running Backs)
2009–2012 (Offensive Line)
2012 (Interim Head Coach Games 1-6)
2013–2014 Chicago Bears
(Offensive Coordinator)
2015–present Buffalo Bills (Offensive Line Coach)

Aaron Kromer (born April 30, 1967) is an American football coach and former player. He currently is the offensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He is the former offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) and previously served as the interim head coach of the NFL's New Orleans Saints for the first six games of the 2012 season. He was arrested July 2015 in Florida by deputies for punching a teen in the face over a dispute about a beach chair.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kromer is a 1985 graduate of Margaretta High School in Castalia, Ohio, where he played football and basketball. He played offensive tackle for three seasons at Miami University from 1987 to 1989.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Kromer was hired by the New Orleans Saints in 2008 as the running backs coach, before becoming the offensive line coach the following season. Under his tenure as OL coach, the Saints sent five players to a combined nine Pro Bowls, and tied for the fewest sacks in the league with 96.[3] Under Kromer, the Saints line twice won the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award as the best offensive line in the league (in 2009 and 2011).[4] Kromer filled in as the Saints' interim head coach for the first six games of the 2012 NFL season as Joe Vitt served his six-game suspension.[5]

On January 16, 2013, Kromer was announced as the new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears. He joined Marc Trestman's initial coaching staff, after working with Trestman in Oakland.[6] In his first year, the Bears offense had the second-best scoring offense in the league with 445 points, behind the Denver Broncos, while finishing fifth with 4281 passing yards.[7] The offense also broke team records in total yards (6,109), passing yards (4,450), passing touchdowns (32) and first downs (344).[8] On February 12, 2014, offensive line assistant Pat Meyer was named offensive line coach while Kromer, who served as offensive coordinator and line coach in 2013, remained the offensive coordinator and continued to be involved in all aspects of the offense, including the line with an increased role with the passing game.[9]

On January 17, 2015, the Buffalo Bills reached a two-year deal with Kromer to be the team's new offensive line coach.[10]

Head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post-season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
NO 2012 2 4 0 .333 - - - - -
NO Total 2 4 0 .333 - - - -
Total 2 4 0 .333 - - - -


  1. ^ "Aaron Kromer arrested for battery after allegedly punching boy". ESPN. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 16, 2013). "Bears hire Kromer as offensive coordinator, line coach". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 16, 2013). "Bears hire Kromer as offensive coordinator, line coach". Chicago Bears. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ Sheldon Mickles, "Bears hire Aaron Kromer as offensive coordinator", The Advocate.
  5. ^ "Aaron Kromer logical fit as interim II coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Seligman, Andrew (January 16, 2013). "AP Source: Kromer new Bears offensive coordinator". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "NFL Team Total Offense Statistics – 2013". ESPN. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 8, 2014). "Long named to PFF All-Rookie Team". Chicago Bears. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 12, 2014). "Bears promote Meyer, hire Kim". Chicago Bears. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  10. ^ Mello, Igor (January 17, 2015). "Report: Bills sign ex-Bears OC Aaron Kromer to two-year deal". Cbssports.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 

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Preceded by
Mike Tice
Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinators
Succeeded by
Adam Gase