The New England Patriots are turning over their coaching staff and getting younger.
Per Patriots insider Tom E. Curran, former All-Pro linebacker Jerod Mayo is returning to the team as linebackers coach.
Jerod Mayo returns to football as Patriots' linebackers coach https://t.co/mJzdzDVySr
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) March 27, 2019
Mayo, 33, played with the Patriots from 2008 to 2015 earning multiple Pro Bowl berths and a Super Bowl in 2014.
ESPN NFL reporter Mike Reiss tweeted that the former linebacker was always considered a “coach in the making.”
As @tomecurran said, former Patriots LB Jerod Mayo has been hired to join Bill Belichick's staff as an assistant. When he played for the team from 2008-2015, Mayo was sometimes referred to by teammates as Bill Jr. — a coach in the making. Now he's in.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 27, 2019
Offseason workout programs around the NFL begin on April 15, with the NFL Draft beginning on April 25.