With a Top 10 offense in 2018, it was only a matter of time before former Bucs’ head coach Dirk Koetter would garner some interest from around the NFL.
It didn’t take long, as Koetter is reportedly the frontrunner to become the Falcons new offensive coordinator.
The Falcons fired their top three coordinators following their win over Tampa Bay on Sunday, and Koetter’s ties to the Falcons, and his success with quarterback Matt Ryan, make him natural fit to return to the position he served from 2012 to 2014.
Koetter leaves a Buccaneers team loaded with weapons but could go to a team with even more firepower than the Bucs. With an experienced former league MVP quarterback in Ryan, along with the NFL’s best wide receiver in Julio Jones, combined with a solid running game, if Koetter gets the job the Bucs defense will have their hands full. On the other side of the coin however, the Bucs personnel on defense will be very familiar with Koetter’s playbook.
Koetter was fired by Tampa Bay on Sunday night following the team’s second 5-11 season in a row. The Buccaneers have begun their search for a new head coach led by general manager Jason Licht who was retained by the Glazers.