Pitcher received requests from the Ravens and was interviewed virtually for the Bucs on Friday. He’s been coaching Burrow since 2020, helping oversee the QB’s rise from talented rookie to becoming one of the best in the game.
Bengals coaches have been in demand in recent years, with defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo interviewed for the Giants head coaching job last year (but surprisingly none this year), while Brian Callahan interviewed for the job. as head coach of the Colts this year and is still alive in the process. Assuming the Bengals continue to win, that should only hasten other teams watching Zac Taylor’s staff.
Extensions during the season for coaches are rare. But the hope was to keep the continuity while rewarding a deserving coach.
Burrow was asked earlier this season about his coaching staff and the collaboration.
“I think it’s pretty unique to this place,” Burrow said. “I think that’s what makes everyone love being here. There’s no ego between me, our coaching staff, Zac, Brian, Pitch, our receivers. It’s an effort of collaboration that everyone puts in so that everyone can take ownership.”