The Green Bay Packers have promoted Adam Stenavich to offensive coordinator. Head Coach Matt LaFleur made the announcement Monday.
Stenavich (STEN-uh-vitch) served as the offensive line coach for the Packers in 2019-20 and added the duties of run game coordinator in 2021. Last season, he helped an offense that saw RBs Aaron Jones (1,190) and AJ Dillon (1,116) become only the second RB duo in team history to both register 1,100-plus yards from scrimmage in the same season (2021), joining John Brockington (1,270) and MacArthur Lane (1,106) in 1972. Green Bay led the NFL in time of possession in each of the last two seasons (2020-21) and tied for No. 1 in the NFL (Minnesota, Seattle) in turnovers (13) in 2021, becoming the first team in NFL history to have 13 or fewer giveaways in three consecutive seasons (2019-21). In 2020, Stenavich coached a line that blocked for an offense that ranked No. 1 in the league in scoring (31.8 ppg), giveaways (team-record 11) and time of possession (32:29), tied for No. 2 in sacks allowed (21), No. 5 in total offense (389.0 ypg) and No. 3 in yards per play (6.29). Green Bay allowed one sack/zero sacks in a league-high 13 games in 2020, tied for the most in a season in team history (2004). The line helped lead the way for Jones to set a single-season franchise mark for yards per carry (league-best 5.49) among players with 200-plus attempts, surpassing FB Jim Taylor's mark of 5.42 yards per carry in 1962.
Stenavich came to the Packers after serving as the assistant offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017-18. Prior to joining the 49ers, Stenavich spent six years in the college ranks. He first worked as a strength and conditioning intern at the University of Michigan (2011), then a graduate assistant for the Wolverines (2012-13) and then coached the offensive lines at Northern Arizona University (2014) and San Jose State (2015-16). The Marshfield, Wis., native played left tackle at Michigan (2002-05) and was named first-team All-Big Ten in 2004-05. Following his collegiate career, Stenavich signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted rookie free agent. He was signed to the Packers' practice squad in 2006, played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europa in 2007, spent the 2008 training camp with the Dallas Cowboys and was on the Houston Texans' practice squad for two seasons (2009-10).