Pete Carmichael won’t be the Saints offensive coordinator in 2022

Pete Carmichael, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Pete Carmichael, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

With the news of Dennis Allen’s hiring, the New Orleans Saints will see some shuffling take place on their staff. One of the biggest is at offensive coordinator, a position that has been held by Pete Carmichael since 2009.

Despite Carmichael’s tenure at the job, Jeff Duncan reported on Monday night that Carmichael won’t be the offensive coordinator under Allen. He will, however, remain on staff, at least according to Duncan.

This is a bit surprising, as Carmichael has held onto the job since 2009 and the Saints offense mostly rolled during that time. Now, they had prime Drew Brees, but still — Carmichael did his part to ensure the offense could score points.

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Perhaps the eight-hour-long interview with Eric Bieniemy meant more than just an eventual head coach job rejection for the Chiefs offensive coordinator. His contract with Kansas City is expiring, for what it’s worth, so maybe the Saints have a plan to bring in the long-time Chiefs coordinator to call their plays instead.

While the news of Carmichael not being the offensive coordinator is shocking, it might be good to switch things up there. The offense was comically bad in 2021 (not necessarily Carmichael’s fault) and with a new quarterback potentially being brought in, shaking things up makes sense here.

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It’ll be interesting to see what Allen wants to do as far as offensive coordinator goes but once that decision is made, we should have a better idea as to what type of quarterback would fit best with this team.