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Joe Brady (American football coach)

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Joe Brady
Buffalo Bills
Position:Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1989-09-23) September 23, 1989 (age 34)
Pembroke Pines, Florida, U.S.
Career information
High school:Everglades (Miramar, FL)
College:William & Mary (B.B.A. & B.S.)
Penn State (M.Ed.)
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Coaching stats at PFR

Joseph Brady (born September 23, 1989) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers from 2020 to 2021. He was a passing game coordinator and wide receiver coach for the LSU Tigers during the 2019 season, winning the Broyles Award for the best assistant coach in college football, and an offensive assistant for the New Orleans Saints from 2017 to 2018. [citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Son of Joe and Jodi, brother of Jacey (former Miami Dolphins cheerleader), Brady was born in Hollywood, Florida and grew up in Pembroke Pines, Florida where he was a four-year letterwinner as a wide receiver at Everglades High School.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Brady spent four years as a wide receiver for the William & Mary Tribe from 2009–2012. As a junior, he appeared in all eleven games.[1][2][3][4]

College statistics[edit]

Season Team Conf Class Pos GP Receiving
Rec Yds Avg TD
2009 William & Mary CAA FR did not play
2010 William & Mary CAA SO WR 2 0 0 0 0
2011 William & Mary CAA JR WR 11 1 13 13 0
2012 William & Mary CAA SR WR 10 2 21 10.5 0
Career 23 3 34 11.3 0

Coaching career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

In 2017, Brady was hired by the New Orleans Saints as an offensive assistant under head coach Sean Payton.


In 2019, Brady joined head coach Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers as their passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach.[1][2] Recognized as the top assistant coach during the 2019 college football season, Brady was honored with the 24th annual Broyles Award. Another highlight of his tenure was Joe Burrow winning the Heisman Trophy.[5] Subsequently, he emerged as a leading candidate for numerous offensive coordinator vacancies in the NFL,[6][7] but eventually agreed to a three-year contract extension with LSU, but he left for the NFL just days later anyway (see next paragraph).[8]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On January 16, 2020, Brady was hired by the Carolina Panthers as their offensive coordinator under head coach Matt Rhule.[9] The Panthers staff were selected to coach in the 2021 Senior Bowl, but Brady missed the game due to COVID-19 protocols.[10] On December 5, 2021, Brady was fired by the Panthers.[11]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On February 4, 2022, Brady was hired by the Buffalo Bills as their quarterbacks coach.[12] The Bills fired OC Ken Dorsey on November 14, 2023 after a 5–5 start to the 2023 season, and Brady was promoted to interim offensive coordinator.[13] Under Brady, the Bills offense went from almost entirely focused on passing with quarterback Josh Allen and receiver Stefon Diggs to being more balanced and favoring running backs James Cook and Ty Johnson, also allowing Allen to run more.[14][15] This new approach helped Buffalo win six of their final seven games to finish with an 11–6 record and their fourth consecutive AFC East title.[16] The Bills promoted Brady to full-time offensive coordinator following the season.[17]


  1. ^ a b c Kubena, Brooks (January 28, 2019). "LSU formally announces the hiring of Joe Brady as passing game coordinator". The Advocate. Retrieved January 26, 2024.
  2. ^ a b Bonnette, Michael (January 28, 2019). "Joe Brady Named to Football Staff". lsusports.net. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Joe Brady Joins Philadelphia Eagles Football Coaching Staff as OC in 2020". TribeAthletics.com. July 10, 2013. Archived from the original on January 30, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "2012 William and Mary Tribe Football Roster, Joe Brady". www.tribeathletics.com. Retrieved November 28, 2021.
  5. ^ "2019 Broyles Award Winner". www.broylesfoundation.org. The Broyles Foundation. December 10, 2019. Archived from the original on January 7, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  6. ^ Kubena, Brooks (December 30, 2019). "Report: LSU's Joe Brady top choice for NFL offensive coordinator position". The Advocate. Retrieved January 26, 2024.
  7. ^ Forde, Pat (January 9, 2020). "Joe Brady's Market After LSU's Offensive Turnaround". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 26, 2024.
  8. ^ Dellenger, Ross (January 11, 2020). "Sources: Joe Brady Agrees to Extension With LSU". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 26, 2024.
  9. ^ Henson, Max (January 16, 2020). "Panthers hire Joe Brady as offensive coordinator". Panthers.com.
  10. ^ "Panthers add two to coaching staff, part ways with D-Line coach". Panthers.com. January 25, 2021. Retrieved March 6, 2021.
  11. ^ Shook, Nick (December 5, 2021). "Panthers part ways with OC Joe Brady, senior offensive assistant Jeff Nixon will take over Brady's duties". NFL.com. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  12. ^ Lasting, Dante (February 4, 2022). "Bills hire Joe Brady as quarterbacks coach". Buffalo Bills. Retrieved February 4, 2022.
  13. ^ Skurski, Jay (November 14, 2023). "Bills fire offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey in major shakeup". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on November 17, 2023. Retrieved December 31, 2023.
  14. ^ Habermas, Brandon (January 13, 2024). "Bills vs. Steelers: The battle of interim offensive coordinators". Buffalo Rumblings. Retrieved January 14, 2024.
  15. ^ McKenna, Henry (December 17, 2023). "How have Bills clawed back into playoff contention? By changing their identity". FOX Sports. Retrieved January 14, 2024.
  16. ^ McKenna, Henry (January 8, 2024). "Bills take good, bad and ugly with Josh Allen en route to AFC East title". FOX Sports. Retrieved January 14, 2024.
  17. ^ "Bills promote interim offensive coordinator Joe Brady to full-time OC". NFL.com. January 28, 2024.

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