Buffalo Bills name Ken Dorsey as their next offensive coordinator

Ken Dorsey, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)
Ken Dorsey, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports) /

Buffalo Bills announced on Tuesday that Ken Dorsey would be the team’s next offensive coordinator

The Buffalo Bills search for a new offensive coordinator has come to an end and the team has promoted quarterback coach Ken Dorsey to replace Brian Daboll as the offensive play-caller. On Monday, it was reported that the Bills would interview wide receiver coaches Tee Martin with the Baltimore Ravens and Edgar Bennett with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Ken Dorsey joined the organization in 2019 as quarterback coach and has been in that role for the past three years. He has built a close relationship with Josh Allen and been a key part in helping the Bills’ franchise quarterback reach the level he has over the past two seasons.

After the season, Josh Allen was asked about Ken Dorsey as potentially the next offensive coordinator and talked about how his career changed once Dorsey came in, according to Spectrum News’ Jon Scott.

A few days after Josh Allen met with the media, general manager Brandon Beane was also asked about the potential search for an offensive coordinator. Beane did say that “they would be crazy” to not include Josh Allen in the search and it was clear that Dorsey was Allen’s top choice. It appears like the franchise quarterback got his wish.

Ken Dorsey has plenty of challenges ahead with the Buffalo Bills

While the Buffalo Bills have one of the most talented offenses in the NFL due to players like Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, and Dawson Knox, it comes with plenty of challenges for Ken Dorsey as the next play-caller.

The Buffalo Bills have finished near the top of the league in most offensive categories and with most of the same players still in place, Dorsey will need to continue that trend. This will be his first chance calling plays at the NFL level with his prior experience primarily as quarterback coach with the Carolina Panthers from 2013 through 2017.

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He will also be tasked with trying to find more of a balance between run and pass that doesn’t include just designed runs with Josh Allen. The Buffalo Bills can now move forward with the offseason which reportedly includes finding a new offensive line coach with the focus then turning to how to improve the roster.