New England Patriots quarterbacks coach Chad O’Shea was named offensive coordinator of the Dolphins on Wednesday, joining head coach Brian Flores in Miami after coaching together in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday.
O’Shea coached in three Super Bowls with New England and was wide receivers coach last season.
The 46-year-old will be the primary play-caller with the Dolphins.
But O’Shea is not new to Miami. His father was the head trainer for the University of Miami Hurricanes under Howard Schnellenberger.
Formerly the captain and starting quarterback at Houston, O’Shea broke into coaching in the NFL by taking an unpaid position under then-Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil in 2003.
Surgery for Chung
New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung reportedly will have surgery Thursday on the broken arm he suffered Sunday in Super Bowl LIII.
Chung walked off the field with his right arm in an air cast after helping to tackle Los Angeles running back Todd Gurley early in the third quarter.
The Athletic reported that Chung, 31, also will undergo shoulder surgery in about three weeks. He played with the shoulder injury throughout the season.
He likely will miss OTAs because of the shoulder surgery but is expected to take part in training camp this summer, according to the report.
The three-time Super Bowl champion was a second-round draft pick of the Patriots in 2009. Chung played in 15 games in 2018, recording 84 tackles, a half-sack and an interception.
Foles wants out
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is set to buy his way out of Philadelphia and into free agency.
According to multiple reports, the Eagles opted to use the $20 million option for 2019 to retain Foles and shop him for compensation. Foles countered, using a provision in his contract — a $2 million buyout — to free himself to return to the open market when free agency begins next month.
Among teams potentially in the market for a quarterback this offseason are the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos and New York Giants.
Foles, 30, led the Eagles to the playoffs two consecutive seasons after injuries to starter Carson Wentz. Philadelphia won its first-ever Super Bowl following the 2017 season and lost this year to New Orleans in the NFL divisional round.
After the 2018 season, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wentz would be the starting quarterback in 2019.
Over the past two seasons, Foles has appeared in 12 games for the Eagles, starting eight, and has a 6-2 record. He has thrown for 1,950 yards, with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions in that span.
He led the Eagles to a 41-33 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII and was named MVP after completing 28 of 43 passes for 373 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. He also caught a touchdown pass on a trick play.
Wentz completed 72 percent of his passes in five regular-season games in 2018.