A former Pitt passer is now in charge of the Cleveland Browns offense.
Multiple reports indicate that former Pitt quarterback Alex Van Pelt will be named as the next offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. Van Pelt is currently the quarterbacks coach for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Although he was the interim offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills in 2009, this will be Van Pelt’s first job as a coordinator. Previously, he has been a quarterback coach and an offensive assistant with the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Bills.
Van Pelt’s highest profile position was as Aaron Rodger’s quarterback coach from 2014-17 and now he’ll be working with and being asked to develop Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. He will be Mayfield’s fourth offensive coordinator in his young career.
After being drafted in the 8th round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1993, Van Pelt went on to have a 11 year career in the NFL playing for the Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs and Bills.
Van Pelt, 49, was quarterback for the Pitt Panthers from 1989-92 and broke many of Dan Marino’s passing records, including yards in a season (3,163 yards) which has since been broken by Rod Rutherford in 2033.