Mike McCoy enters his first season with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2022 as the team's quarterbacks coach. He most recently served as the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 and the Denver Broncos in 2017. He brings 19 years of NFL coaching experience, including four seasons as the head coach for the San Diego Chargers (2013-16).
While with Arizona, McCoy helped QB Josh Rosen complete 217 passes for 2,278 yards and 11 TDs in his rookie season. WR Larry Fitzgerald recorded a team-high 69 receptions for 734 yards and six TDs. In addition, under McCoy's tutelage, the Cardinals rushing attack posted 1,342 yards and nine TDs led by RB David Johnson who played in all 16 games and rushed for 940 yards and seven TDs.
In 2017, he joined the Broncos in his second stint as an offensive coordinator in Denver and helped RB CJ Anderson finish ninth in the NFL in rushing yards (1,007).
In McCoy's four seasons as head coach of the Chargers (2013-16), San Diego's offense ranked ninth in the league in total offense (365.9 yards per game) and second in third down percentage (44.6 percent). In addition, McCoy's group had a top-10 passing attack each season. The Chargers ranked fifth in the league in both net passing yards per game (269.0) and passing TDs (126) during that span. San Diego qualified for the postseason in McCoy's first season (2013) and beat the Bengals in the Wild Card round.
Chargers QB Philip Rivers finished with his three highest single-season completion percentage marks under McCoy while averaging more than 31 TD passes per year. Rivers earned Comeback Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press in 2013 after completing a career-best and NFL-high 69.5 percent of his passes for 4,478 yards with 32 TDs and 11 INTs (105.5 rating).
Prior to his tenure as head coach in San Diego, McCoy served as the Broncos offensive coordinator for four seasons (2009-12). During his final year in Denver in 2012, the Broncos tied Seattle for the NFL's best record at 13-3 in QB Peyton Manning's first season with the team. The Broncos featured the NFL's fourth-ranked offense and fifth-ranked passing attack as Manning earned Comeback Player of the Year honors after passing for a then franchise-record 4,659 yards with 37 TDs.
In Denver, he coached Pro Bowl WRs Demaryius Thomas (2012), Brandon Lloyd (2010) and Brandon Marshall (2009). That trio along with Eric Decker each had 1,000-yard receiving seasons under McCoy.
In 2011, the Broncos led the NFL with a franchise record 2,632 rushing yards and earned a postseason berth and Wild Card victory with Tim Tebow at quarterback, marking the first of back-to-back playoff appearances (2011-12). Tebow finished that season with 660 rushing yards, the most by a quarterback in team history while RB Willis McGahee tied for the NFL lead with seven 100-yard rushing games and earned his second career Pro Bowl selection after rushing for 1,199 yards.
McCoy oversaw the NFL's seventh-ranked passing attack in 2010 as QB Kyle Orton finished fourth in the league averaging 281 passing yards per game. Lloyd led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards and earned his first Pro Bowl selection while also becoming just the fourth wide receiver in team history to be named All-Pro. In 2009, Marshall tied for third in the NFL with 101 receptions, including an NFL-record 21 catches in one game. RB Knowshon Moreno also earned All-Rookie honors after leading all NFL rookies in rushing yards (947), yards from scrimmage (1,160) and total TDs (nine).
McCoy spent his first nine seasons as a coach in Carolina, working his way up from offensive assistant (2000) to wide receivers coach (2001), quarterbacks coach/offensive assistant (2002), quarterbacks coach (2003-06) and passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach (2007-08). The Panthers totaled three playoff appearances, two division titles, two NFC Championship Game appearances and advanced to Super Bowl XXXVIII during McCoy's tenure.
He worked closely with QB Jake Delhomme, helping Delhomme to four 3,000-yard passing seasons and his first Pro Bowl selection in 2005. Delhomme averaged the fifth-most yards per pass attempt (7.8) in the NFL during McCoy's two seasons managing Carolina's passing attack while WR Steve Smith Sr. ranked seventh in the league with 2,423 yards in that span. McCoy oversaw the Panthers wide receivers in 2001 and worked with Smith during his rookie campaign.
A college quarterback, McCoy spent his first two years at Long Beach State (1990-91) before spending his last two years at Utah (1993-94). He signed with Denver as an undrafted rookie free agent in 1995 and spent his rookie season on Green Bay's practice squad. He played in NFL Europe with the Amsterdam Admirals (1997) and spent one game on San Francisco's roster as its third quarterback in 1997. McCoy spent training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles (1998) before finishing his playing career with the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL in 1999.
McCoy and his wife, Kellie, have a daughter, Liv, and a son, Luke.