The New England Patriots are reportedly moving Joe Judge to assistant head coach of the team. NFL insider Albert Breer reported the news on Thursday afternoon.
Judge spent last season helping out with the offense, and the unit struggled as a whole. His new role includes working with Cam Achord and Joe Houston on the special teams unit. It is worth noting that Judge found the most success when working with special teams.
Judge will have a similar role to what Matt Patricia had in the 2021 season, as noted by Breer. This change of scenery could help the coach, as he looks to regain his footing once again.
Jobs shaking out in NE, and here's a big one—Joe Judge will be in an ass't head coach role with the @Patriots in '23 (with personnel elements/some parallels to Matt Patricia's '21 role), per sources.
On-field, he'll work closely with Cam Achord and Joe Houston on special teams.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 23, 2023
It will be intriguing to see exactly how this role plays out. Nevertheless, it’s clear that staff shakeups have been a theme this offseason.