Former CFL QB Tee Martin to interview with Buffalo Bills for offensive coordinator job

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Former CFL quarterback Tee Martin is going to interview for the Buffalo Bills’ vacant offensive coordinator position, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.

The 43-year-old started his coaching career at Morehouse College in 2006 where he served as the passing game coordinator. In 2010 he became the receivers coach at the University of Kentucky and in 2012 he started a seven-year stint at USC during which he served as the receivers coach, passing game coordinator, and offensive coordinator.

Martin was hired by the University of Tennessee in 2019 as the team’s assistant head coach and receivers coach. He spent two years there working with Brampton, Ont. native Josh Palmer who was a third-round pick of the Los Angeles Charges in the 2021 NFL Draft and made 33 receptions for 353 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie this past year.

He broke into the NFL coaching ranks in 2021 as the receivers coach with the Baltimore Ravens. The club finished with an 8-9 record, narrowly missing the postseason after finishing fourth in the AFC North.

The six-foot-two, 225-pound passer spent two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2004-2005), and completed 40-of-95 pass attempts for 458 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions.

Martin came into the CFL as a heralded player having been a star at the University of Tennessee. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but attempted just 16 career NFL passes.

The native of Mobile, Ala. is one of many former CFL quarterbacks in the NFL’s coaching ranks. Others include Arizona Cardinals’ head coach Kliff Kingsbury, Cincinnati Bengals’ head coach Zac Taylor, Indianapolis Colts’ offensive coordinator Marcus Brady, and Indianapolis Colts’ quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich.