Patriots Interview George Santos (R-NY) for Offensive Coordinator Position
By Dave Henry
FOXBOROUGH - The New England Patriots have reportedly interviewed US Rep. George Santos (R-NY) for their offensive coordinator position.
The junior congressman has an extensive self-presented resume outside of football, working as a train conductor, playing the lead oboe in the “Boston Pops,” and even starring as Roxy Hart in an off-Broadway production of “Chicago.”
“They [Patriots] are looking to make a splash, someone with a resume worthy of being an NFL coach,” a source tells End of the Bench. “Every place the guy has gone, he’s had self-proclaimed success.”
In 2017, Santos claimed to have served as both a Maine lobsterman and offensive assistant under then-Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, who would go on to blow a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, highlighted by a complete offensive breakdown in the second half.
Santos told reporters recently he left that position shortly after the season ended to “continue making an impact elsewhere,” serving as a personal valet for Robert Crawley at Downton Abbey, the guy who says “Welcome to Moes” every time a customer comes in, and most recently becoming the representative of New York’s 3rd congressional district.
Despite his recent election, Santos’ love for the game has “never left,” with a source telling End of the Bench, “he’s looking to get back into the league and trying to make himself the hottest name on the coaching circuit.”
“He’s the new Adam Gase,” a senior NFL executive who wished to remain anonymous said.
End of the Bench managed to catch up with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who interviewed Santos for the job on Saturday and was impressed with what he saw.
“It’s hard not to like that guy, especially after looking at the paper resume he personally hand-delivered to me and me alone,” said Belichick. “That’s the type of integrity we try to embody in this organization.”
If hired, Santos would replace Matt Patricia, who also pretended to be the offensive coordinator this past season.
End of the Bench will have more as this story develops.
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