Matt Sheldon

Director of Football Research and Strategy


Enters his first season as Director of Football Research and Strategy with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2022, bringing with him 20 years of experience in coaching, analytics and video…Sheldon spent last season as a senior analyst for the Denver Broncos…Prior to Denver, he worked as the director of football research and strategy with the New York Jets (2019-20) and Miami Dolphins (2017-18)…He also served as director of analytics and football research for the Chicago Bears from 2015-16…From 2013-14, Sheldon worked as the director of sports solutions development at Zebra Technologies, the official on-field player-tracking provider of the NFL…Sheldon spent 12 seasons as a coach at the professional level, most recently as linebackers coach for the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL in 2012…Served as the assistant defensive backs coach for the Minnesota Vikings from 2010-11 and coached linebackers with the Buffalo Bills from 2006-09…Sheldon entered the NFL coaching ranks with the St. Louis Rams from 2001-05, where he was a defensive and special teams assistant…Sheldon began his coaching career at Wisconsin (1997-99), where he served as a graduate assistant and helped coach the secondary…A former defense back at Minnesota (1987-91), he earned his bachelor's degree from UMN's Carlson School of Management and earned his MBA from Wisconsin.