After the way the Buffalo Bills season came to an end, there were certainly going to be some changes made within the organization. However, one of those changes appears not to be their decision as last year’s wide receiver coach Chad Hall has agreed to become the wide receiver coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Pelissero noted that Hall’s contract with the Buffalo Bills had ended after the season.
Chad Hall played four seasons in the NFL before joining the Buffalo Bills coaching staff in 2017 as an offensive assistant. He would be promoted to wide receiver coach in 2019 and was in that role for four seasons.
He was a coach that was generating interest around the league and one that could have his sights set on bigger roles. According to Jeremy Fowler, Hall had interviewed with the Baltimore Ravens for their open offensive coordinator position.
Hall has been a key part of the Bills’ wide receivers success over those past few seasons and as Dan Fetes tweeted after the news, he was loved by the players at that position.
Why did the Buffalo Bills not bring back Chad Hall?
This will certainly be the question on everyone’s mind when considering how beloved he was and the success players like Stefon Diggs have had with him as his coach. It is a lateral move for Hall but maybe there is a belief that by going to Jacksonville, he has a better chance to earn an offensive coordinator job, especially considering the Bills do have a young offensive coordinator in Ken Dorsey.
For Hall, he joins a Jacksonville Jaguars team that has great talent at the position with Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, Marvin Jones and Calvin Ridley. This is an excellent group of players that he can help develop.
The Buffalo Bills have now made two notable changes to their coaching staff. The first was the Bills hiring safety coach Joe Danna to replace Jim Salgado, who also had been with the team since Sean McDermott’s first season with Buffalo.