The Atlanta Falcons are hiring Los Angeles Rams pass-game coordinator Zac Robinson to be their new offensive coordinator, sources told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Robinson agreed to terms on a three-year deal, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer.
The 37-year-old will reunite with Raheem Morris, who was named the Falcons’ head coach Thursday. The pair worked together under coach Sean McVay’s staff in L.A. over the last three seasons.
Robinson has spent most of his coaching career under McVay, joining the Rams as an assistant quarterbacks coach in 2019. He gradually worked his way up to become the team’s pass-game coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2022.
The Colorado native was among the more popular names requested for interviews for various offensive coordinator vacancies after the 2023 season.
After working closely with Matthew Stafford, Robinson will be tasked with helping the Falcons find more consistency at quarterback and on offense. Desmond Ridder provided uneven play in his sophomore campaign with 2,836 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions in 15 games. Veteran Taylor Heinicke didn’t fare much better, posting a five-to-four TD-INT ratio in 2023.
The Falcons do possess a young nucleus that could help make Robinson’s job easier. Drake London, Kyle Pitts, and Bijan Robinson have all displayed flashes of real potential on offense.
Atlanta’s 334.3 yards per game ranked 17th in the league, and its 18.9 points per contest placed 26th last season.