Former Commanders OC Scott Turner quickly finds new work

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It didn’t take long for a former Washington Commanders coach to find new work.

Scott Turner, who came to Washington from the Carolina Panthers with Ron Rivera in 2020, has been hired by the Las Vegas Raiders Friday.

Turner was fired by Rivera after the Commanders failed to finish with a winning record for the third consecutive season of Rivera’s tenure in Washington.

Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels was looking for some help coordinating the passing game and chose the Commanders former offensive coordinator as his man.

Interestingly enough, Turner was actually a backup quarterback at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, receiving a bit of playing time in both 2003 and 2004 under then-head coach John Robinson.

Turner had the misfortune all three seasons in Washington of having a revolving door at the quarterback position, as the Washington offense had its struggles in each season. In total, Washington played eight quarterbacks in Turner’s three seasons (Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen, Alex Smith, Taylor Heinicke, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Garrett Gilbert, Carson Wentz and Sam Howell).

“I’m just happy to be a part of the staff, and it’s obviously coach [Josh] McDaniels’ deal, and I’m just going to be ready to contribute and help the best I can,” Turner said Friday. “I’ll get out there and get a feel for the team. It’s just everything’s so new right now.”

The son of former Redskins head coach Norv Turner played quarterback at Oakton High School [Virginia] while his father was coaching the Burgundy and Gold. Following his playing at UNLV, Turner was a graduate assistant at Oregon State and head coach at South County High School in Virginia.

For the next three seasons, Turner was an assistant at the University of Pittsburgh and, in 2017, on the University of Michigan staff.

Turning to the NFL, Turner served on coaching staffs for the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, again the Panthers, and then the last three seasons with Washington.



Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire