It has been an interesting offseason for ex-Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach Jake Peetz. He originally was supposed to join Josh McDaniels’ staff as the offensive coordinator when McDaniels was expected to be named the coach of the Indianapolis Colts. That marriage never transpired, and Peetz was left looking for another job.
Well, it looks like he found one, according to this tweet from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:
Former #Raiders QB coach Jake Peetz, thought to be Josh McDaniels OC had he taken the #Colts job, has landed in the college game. He’s an #Alabama offensive analyst under Nick Saban. … Would expect him back in the NFL at some point.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2018
Peetz already has some familiarity with Saban and the Alabama football program. He was offensive assistant for the Crimson Tide in 2013 before departing for a position with the Washington Redskins. There was a follow-up three-year stint with the Raiders, where he saw roles as a senior offensive assistant, assistant quarterbacks coach and quarterbacks coach.
At 34 years old, Peetz will add more youth to the Alabama staff. If he was thought highly enough to almost join McDaniels, there obviously is something there — and Saban was able to take full advantage.
The timing couldn’t have been any more perfect with the Crimson Tide set to kick off spring practice on Tuesday.