Jeff Rodgers 2019 Headshot

Jeff Rodgers

Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator

College: North Texas

Hometown: Austin, TX

Experience: 16 years

Biography

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·  Hired as Cardinals special teams coordinator in 2018 after working in the same capacity for three seasons (2015-17) with the Chicago Bears. Added the title of assistant head coach in 2019.

·  Has 18 years of coaching experience, including 15 seasons coaching special teams in the NFL with Arizona, Chicago (2015-17), Denver (2011-14), Carolina (2009-10) and San Francisco (2003-07).

·  Helped the Cardinals rank 5th in the NFL in special teams last season after the team finished 30th in 2017. P Andy Lee led the NFL and set a franchise single-season record with a 48.6-yard punting average and rookie LB Zeke Turner led the NFL with 13 solo special teams tackles in 2018.

·  The Broncos returned six kicks for TDs during Rodgers tenure in Denver (2011-14), tied for the second most in the NFL in that span. In 2012, Trindon Holliday became the first player in NFL history to record multiple return TDs in a playoff game when he scored on a 90-yard punt return and a 104-yard kickoff return in a 38-35 double-overtime loss to the Ravens.  

·  Under Rodgers tutelage, Broncos K Matt Prater was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013 after setting franchise records in field goal percentage (96.2%; 25-of-26) and points scored (150). Prater’s 64-yard field goal in 2013 is the longest in NFL history. In 2014, K Connor Barth’s 93.8 field-goal percentage (15-of-16) was the second-highest in team history. 

Jeff Rodgers is in his second season with the Cardinals and first as the team’s assistant head coach/special teams coordinator. He came to Arizona in January, 2018 as the team’s special teams coordinator and added the title of assistant head coach in 2019. Rodgers is in his 16th NFL season after previously coaching special teams with Chicago (2015-17), Denver (2011-14), Carolina (2009-10) and San Francisco (2003-07).

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