The Green Bay Packers were in danger of losing another assistant coach, with running backs coach Alex Van Pelt receiving some interest from new Cleveland Browns head coach Mark Pettine as a potential offensive coordinator.
However, it appears that Van Pelt will be remaining in Green Bay with a little job promotion.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports passed along the news:
While Pettine had identified Alex Van Pelt as top OC candidate, I’m told he’s agreed to stay in GB, and will now be QB coach (had been RBs)
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 23, 2014
Van Pelt, who played quarterback during his career as a player in the league, previously served as a quarterbacks coach on the Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff.