The Washington Commanders coaching staff is beginning to take shape.
Head coach Dan Quinn has reportedly hired Bobby Johnson to be the offensive line coach and Ken Norton Jr. as the linebackers coach, per NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero. Washington also added John Pagano to the defensive staff, according to NFL insider Benjamin Allbright.
Johnson was previously the New York Giants' offensive line coach for the last two seasons. He was fired after the 2023 season after the Giants led the league with 85 sacks allowed.
Norton Jr. was previously on the same staff with Quinn on the Seattle Seahawks as the linebackers coach (2010-2014) before becoming the Las Vegas Raiders' defensive coordinator (2015-2017). He then returned as the Seahawks defensive coordinator (2018-2021) but was let go after four seasons.
Pagano was previously with the Denver Broncos as the outside linebackers coach (2020-2021). He also has experience as a defensive coordinator from stints with the Los Angeles Chargers (2012-2016) and Raiders (2017).