Bengals promote QB coach Dan Pitcher to fill OC role

Quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher was officially promoted to offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, the same day the Tennessee Titans introduced new head coach Brian Callahan.

Callahan had been the coordinator under head coach Zac Taylor in Cincinnati since 2019.

“I’m excited for Dan and his opportunity to increase his role on our staff,” Taylor said Thursday. “He has excelled in his job of helping develop our quarterbacks over the past five years. He has been a top contributor to our scheme and that role will now increase. I look forward to seeing him continue to grow in this new position.”

The 37-year-old Pitcher was a hot commodity this month.

At least four other teams requested to interview Pitcher for their offensive coordinator position, including the New England Patriots and Las Vegas Raiders.

“I couldn’t be more excited and energized by this opportunity,” Pitcher said. “I love this organization and am so grateful to Mike Brown, the Brown and Blackburn families, Duke Tobin and Zac Taylor. That they see me fit for this responsibility means the world to me, and I will work tirelessly to provide every ounce of value I can to this team. My wife Marissa, son Oliver and I love that we get to continue our journey in this great city. Who Dey!”