Saints have new target for vacant offensive coordinator job

Greg Lewis, Baltimore Ravens
Greg Lewis, Baltimore Ravens / Brent Skeen-USA TODAY Sports

The search for the new offensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints rages on, with one new name emerging as one of the Saints targets for the position.

You know is sort of funny. It really feels like the New Orleans Saints have been searching for Pete Carmichael's replacement as offensive coordinator for an eternity. It's especially true when you consider the Saints canned Carmichael before a lot of other teams opened up their offensive coordinator spots, and they have since beaten the Saints to the hiring punch.

No matter though, as the Saints continue to take their time and do their due diligence with their search for the ideal candidate to fill the empty seat in the coaches' room. Honestly, that's a really good approach so you don't settle and make the wrong choice. You can't have buyers' remorse with this.

The Saints have zeroed in on Baltimore Ravens wide receiver coach Greg Lewis, and interviewed him on Tuesday. No word yet on how it went, as the Saints are clearly exploring all options.

Before jumping to Baltimore, Lewis was a part of Andy Reid's staff with the Kansas City Chiefs, serving as both the running backs coach, as well as wide receivers coach. Lewis also played for Reid as a wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles, and even caught a touchdown pass from Donovan McNabb in Super Bowl XXXIX. He would go on to actually win the Super Bowl, twice over, working under Reid as an assistant coach.

Should Greg Lewis land the offensive coordinator job, it would be a reunion of sorts, as his first coaching job in the NFL came as an offensive assistant on Sean Payton's staff in 2015. The clock is ticking, and when we finally find out who is getting the job, it should be an exciting day.