Coaches

Chris Morgan
Offensive Line Coach

Biography

Chris Morgan is entering his third season as the Falcons offensive line coach.

This past season, Morgan coached an offensive line that blocked for the NFL MVP, Matt Ryan. The offensive line was a major reason why the team averaged a league-high and franchise high 33.8 points per game. The Falcons broke the franchise record for most points scored in a season in Week 15, with the help of the offensive, when they scored 540 total points on the season, which tied them with the 2000 St. Louis Rams for the eighth most points scored in a season.

In 2016, the offensive line also helped block Ryan who threw for a career and franchise high 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns. Ryan also had a career high 117.1 passer rating, which was the fifth best all-time passer rating. Morgan also helped coach center Alex Mack who was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl.

Morgan’s offensive line also helped pave the way for a rushing attack that racked up 1,928 yards on the season, which was fifth in the league in 2016. Under his guidance, the offensive line blocked for Devonta Freeman, who finished in the top 10 in rushing for the second year in a row, and made it to his second consecutive Pro Bowl.

During his first year, his offensive line helped produce the Falcons first 1,000 yard rusher since 2011, while giving up the eighth fewest sacks in the league last year. The offensive line also helped block for an offense that recorded 374.1 yards per game, which was seventh in the NFL.

Morgan spent the 2014 season as assistant offensive line coach for the Seattle Seahawks. In 2014, Seattle used eight different starting combinations on the offensive line, including playoffs, and still led the NFL in rushing yards, recording a franchise-high 2,762 yards. In addition to leading the League in rushing last season, the Seahawks offensive line also assisted in helping Seattle lead the NFL in explosive plays (135) and explosive running plays (61) while paving the way to Super Bowl XLIX.

Prior to arriving in Seattle, Morgan served as an assistant offensive line coach with the Washington Redskins (2011-13) and Oakland Raiders (2009-10). In 2012, Morgan helped direct a unit that rushed for a team-record 2,709 yards, marking the franchise’s first team rushing crown since 1933 and their clubs first NFC East title since 1999. Also during his time with the Redskins, tackle Trent Williams was selected to two consecutive Pro Bowls under Morgan’s guidance in 2012 and 2013.

In 2010, Oakland ranked 10th in the NFL in yards per game (356.6) and sixth in points per game (25.6). Prior to Oakland, Morgan spent the previous five seasons coaching at the high school level in his native Texas, serving as offensive line coach, special teams coordinator, offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Westfield High School in Houston.

Morgan served as a graduate assistant and offensive line coach at the University of Idaho after two years as an assistant coach at Copperas Cove (Texas) High. He played offensive line at the University of Colorado from 1995-1999 and earned his master’s degree in educational leadership at Idaho.

Chris Morgan is entering his third season as the Falcons offensive line coach.

This past season, Morgan coached an offensive line that blocked for the NFL MVP, Matt Ryan. The offensive line was a major reason why the team averaged a league-high and franchise high 33.8 points per game. The Falcons broke the franchise record for most points scored in a season in Week 15, with the help of the offensive, when they scored 540 total points on the season, which tied them with the 2000 St. Louis Rams for the eighth most points scored in a season.

In 2016, the offensive line also helped block Ryan who threw for a career and franchise high 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns. Ryan also had a career high 117.1 passer rating, which was the fifth best all-time passer rating. Morgan also helped coach center Alex Mack who was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl.

Morgan’s offensive line also helped pave the way for a rushing attack that racked up 1,928 yards on the season, which was fifth in the league in 2016. Under his guidance, the offensive line blocked for Devonta Freeman, who finished in the top 10 in rushing for the second year in a row, and made it to his second consecutive Pro Bowl.

During his first year, his offensive line helped produce the Falcons first 1,000 yard rusher since 2011, while giving up the eighth fewest sacks in the league last year. The offensive line also helped block for an offense that recorded 374.1 yards per game, which was seventh in the NFL.

Morgan spent the 2014 season as assistant offensive line coach for the Seattle Seahawks. In 2014, Seattle used eight different starting combinations on the offensive line, including playoffs, and still led the NFL in rushing yards, recording a franchise-high 2,762 yards. In addition to leading the League in rushing last season, the Seahawks offensive line also assisted in helping Seattle lead the NFL in explosive plays (135) and explosive running plays (61) while paving the way to Super Bowl XLIX.

Prior to arriving in Seattle, Morgan served as an assistant offensive line coach with the Washington Redskins (2011-13) and Oakland Raiders (2009-10). In 2012, Morgan helped direct a unit that rushed for a team-record 2,709 yards, marking the franchise’s first team rushing crown since 1933 and their clubs first NFC East title since 1999. Also during his time with the Redskins, tackle Trent Williams was selected to two consecutive Pro Bowls under Morgan’s guidance in 2012 and 2013.

In 2010, Oakland ranked 10th in the NFL in yards per game (356.6) and sixth in points per game (25.6). Prior to Oakland, Morgan spent the previous five seasons coaching at the high school level in his native Texas, serving as offensive line coach, special teams coordinator, offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Westfield High School in Houston.

Morgan served as a graduate assistant and offensive line coach at the University of Idaho after two years as an assistant coach at Copperas Cove (Texas) High. He played offensive line at the University of Colorado from 1995-1999 and earned his master’s degree in educational leadership at Idaho.

 

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