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Edgar Bennett

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
19 180-123-1 59.38% 12-12 50.00%


Edgar Bennett is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the wide receivers coach for the Oakland Raiders since 2018. During this time period, the Raiders compiled a 11-21-0 record.

During the 2016 season as the offensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers he coached Jordy Nelson to the Comeback Player of the Year.

Playing Career

College Career: Florida State Seminoles

Bennett played college football at Florida State University under head coach Bobby Bowden from 1987-1991, starting all four seasons he played. He was granted a medical redshirt for the 1988 season after two games due to a broken hand after two games. During his career at Florida State, the team never finished outside of the top four in the nation, going 53-8 during his five years on campus. Individually, he was one of the most versatile backs in school history with almost as many rushing yards as receiving yards (1,246 to 1,095) and finishing second on the team in receptions his senior season.

NFL Career

Green Bay Packers

In 1992, Bennett was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the NFL draft. In his third season (1994) with the team, he set the franchise record for receptions by a running back with 78. Bennett had his best season of his career in 1995, accumulating a career-high 1,715 yards from scrimmage. The team won the Super Bowl at the conclusion of the 1996 season. However, a torn Achilles tendon in the preseason forced him to miss the entire 1997 season, his final with the team. Despite the lost season, he finished his career as one of the most productive running backs in team history.

Chicago Bears

In 1998, Bennett was an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Chicago Bears. While he lead the Bears in rushing yards, the team struggled to a 4-12 record, Bennett's first losing season as a pro. After the 1999 season with the Bears, Bennett retired from the NFL.

Front Office Career: Green Bay Packers

Bennett re-entered the NFL with the Packers in 2001 as their director of player development. In this role, he helped incoming players grow accustomed to their role on the team. His department was named the best in the NFC following the 2003 season.

Coaching Career: Green Bay Packers

Prior to the 2005 season, Bennett moved from the front office to the sideline. 2005 saw Bennett hired as the Packers' running backs coach. He was tested his first season as a running backs coach as the team featured six different running backs due to injuries. In 2006, Bennett was retained by new head coach Mike McCarthy. That year, he coached running back Ahman Green to a sixth 1,000 yard season, setting a new franchise record. Following that year, he helped to replace Green's production with rookie running back Ryan Grant. Grant shined as the team's feature back from 2007-2009, becoming the third running back in franchise history to post back-to-back seasons of 1,200 yards. Bennett succeeded once again in 2010 to replace a key running back with a rookie (James Starks) who provided a key piece of the offense during the Packers eventual Super Bowl run.

Before the 2011 season, Bennett moved from coaching the running backs to coaching the wide receivers. His impact was immediate as the receiving corps finished best in the league in yards and touchdowns. Beyond that, production was spread out among all receivers as every receiver caught at least twenty five passes for the first time in franchise history. The team eventually fell in the NFC championship game after going 15-1 in the regular season. After that season, Bennett continued to have success with the Packers wide receivers, with at least one pro bowler in 2011, 2012, and 2014. In addition, in 2014, Packers wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb both had 90+ receptions, 1,200 yards, and 12+ touchdowns, becoming the first teammates in NFL history to post such stats together.

In 2015, Bennett was promoted to offensive coordinator. The Packers continued their run of success, finishing the season with a seventh consecutive playoff berth.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2019 Wide Receivers Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2018 Wide Receivers Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2017 Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2016 Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 2-1
2015 Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 1-1
2014 Wide Receivers Coach 12-4-0 1-1
2013 Wide Receivers Coach 8-7-1 0-1
2012 Wide Receivers Coach 11-5-0 1-1
2011 Wide Receivers Coach 15-1-0 0-1
2010 Running Backs Coach 10-6-0 4-0
2009 Running Backs Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2008 Running Backs Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2007 Running Backs Coach 13-3-0 1-1
2006 Running Backs Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2005 Running Backs Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2004 Director of Player Development 10-6-0 0-1
2003 Director of Player Development 10-6-0 1-1
2002 Director of Player Development 12-4-0 0-1
2001 Director of Player Development 12-4-0 1-1

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