4. Todd Monken, Georgia OC
Todd Monken is a name that might sound familiar to you if you are an SEC fan and your team had to play Georgia this year, or if you were part of the Marcus Mariota is better than Jameis Winston debate over the middle of the last decade where Monken was the OC for three seasons.
Monken has NFL experience and he has been a position coach for every position on offense except for OL and TE, which is rare to see. What specifically intrigues me is that he feels a lot like Arthur Smith in how he calls his offense.
It seems like Monken wants to run an offense where you line up with two tight ends and commit to the run game, only to pull the ball and run a play action pass as soon as the defense tries to take that away. Titans fans know that game plan well because it led them to 20 regular-season wins over the last two seasons.
What separates him from the rest of the ZBS, play action coaches we have seen, is that he also spent two years with Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State’s high volume passing attack. There he took two future busts in Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, and he made them lethal weapons.
His stock took a little hit because he was involved with the unorganized mess that was the 2019 Cleveland Browns when he was their OC, but his body of work is interesting and productive enough that I would give him a call.