9th season in NFL
3rd season with Raiders
Jake Peetz enters his ninth NFL season and his third with the Silver and Black. After finishing his first season as the team’s assistant quarterbacks coach and spending the 2015 campaign as the senior offensive assistant, Peetz will enter 2017 as the team’s quarterback’s coach
In Peetz’ first year in the quarterbacks room in 2016, he helped mentor QB Derek Carr, who followed up a breakout sophomore campaign with a brilliant third year. In Carr’s 15 games, he ranked among the very best in major statistical categories, throwing for 28 touchdowns, 3,933 yards on 356 completions while tossing a career-low six interceptions, and earning a career high passer rating of 96.7. Carr’s stellar third year earned him his second consecutive Pro Bowl nod and was highlighted by a Week 8 performance against the Buccaneers in which he threw for a franchise-record 513 yards while adding four touchdowns. With Peetz’ assistance in the workroom, Carr garnered an AFC Offensive Player of the Week award, FedEx Air Player of the Week honor, and four Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week selections. Carr was the only player in 2016 to win multiple Clutch Performer of the Week awards en route to being selected as the Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year.
Carr dominated when playing from behind under Peetz guidance, throwing for 7.3 yards per attempt, 15 touchdowns to just one interception and a passer rating of 102.5, good for fourth best in the NFL. Carr’s exceptional play led to seven fourth-quarter comebacks and game-winning drives in 2016, the most in the AFC and most in single-season franchise history. During Carr’s comeback’s, he became the first quarterback in NFL history to toss five game-winning touchdown passes in the fourth quarter or overtime in the same season.
In his first season with Oakland, Peetz contributed to an offense that featured four Pro Bowlers, including two in the backfield with RB Latavius Murray and FB Marcel Reece being selected. Working primarily with the running backs, Peetz helped Murray become the Raiders’ first 1,000-yard rusher since 2010 and saw the offense post an improvement of 51.3 total yards per game from the 2014 season.
In 2014, Peetz helped the Redskins receiving corps finish eighth in the NFL with an average of 278.8 receiving yards per game. WR DeSean Jackson led the team with 1,169 receiving yards and added six touchdowns in his first season with the team. WR Pierre Garcon led the team with 68 receptions.
Prior to joining the Redskins, Peetz spent the 2013 season as an offensive analyst under Nick Saban at Alabama, assisting the quarterbacks and helping the Crimson Tide to an 11-2 record. Alabama spent the first 13 weeks of the season as the nation’s top-ranked team and boasted the nation’s consensus top recruiting class for 2014, according to Rivals.com, ESPN.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com.
Peetz began his NFL coaching career with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008, spending five seasons there. He was named offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach in 2012 and he assisted quarterbacks coach Greg Olson in addition to handling quality control duties. Prior to being named offensive assistant, he spent two seasons as the team’s BLESTO scout. He initially joined the Jaguars as a scouting assistant in 2008.
Before joining the NFL ranks, Peetz served as an offensive quality control coach at UCLA, assisting offensive coordinator Norm Chow with the quarterbacks. He joined the Bruins as a defensive quality control coach in 2007.
Peetz began his college coaching career in 2006 at Santa Barbara (Calif.) City College, where he served as the safeties coach and special teams/strength and conditioning coordinator.
PERSONAL: Former walk-on defensive back at the University of Nebraska and earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2005…Was one of the most active student-athletes off the field, twice being named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team for his extensive community outreach work, volunterring his time with the Special Olympics and Dads of Kids with Disabilities in addition to visiting hospitals and schools in the area…Was a football representative for the University of Nebraska’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee…A native of O’Neill, NE., attended O’Neill St. Mary’s High School…He and his wife Maggie have two daughters, Gianna and Julia, and a son, John Robert.
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