Raiders make Greg Knapp their new offensive coordinator
FOXSports.com’s Alex Marvez reported early Tuesday that the Raiders offered their offensive coordinator job to Texans quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp.
According to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, Knapp has accepted Oakland’s offer.
Knapp, 48, is one of the NFL’s most running game-oriented offensive minds. As a coordinator in San Francisco (2001-2003), Atlanta (2004-2006), Oakland (2007-2008), and Seattle (2009), Knapp engineered seven top-five finishes in rushing attempts over a span of nine seasons.
Knapp was only a quarterbacks coach in Houston, but the Texans did finish the 2011 regular season tied for the NFL lead in rushing attempts.
The hire would seem to make the Raiders even more likely to use the franchise tag on free agent running back Michael Bush. Starter Darren McFadden is coming off a Lisfranc injury and has missed 19 games due to injury over the course of his first four NFL seasons.