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Raiders Promote Todd Downing to Offensive Coordinator; Peetz to New QB Coach

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The Raiders have officially announced that quarterbacks coach Todd Downing has been promoted to offensive coordinator and Jake Peetz will be the new quarterback coach, the Associated Press reports.

News of the changes on the staff first emerged Tuesday and the Raiders announced the first changes to coach Jack Del Rio’s staff since he took over in 2015 on Saturday.

Oakland allowed the contracts of offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson to expire after the team’s first playoff berth in 14 years. Musgrave is now quarterbacks coach in Denver.

Downing closely with quarterback Derek Carr as his position coach the previous two years, helping him grow from an up-and-down rookie season to a stellar campaign in 2016 with 3,937 yards passing and 28 touchdowns before a broken leg in the second-to-last game of the regular season derailed Oakland.

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