Early last season, Ron Rivera added Jennifer King to his staff as a full-year coaching intern, working with running backs coach Randy Jordan. The team had mixed rushing success in 2020 under new offensive coordinator Scott Turner, but new additions Antonio Gibson and JD McKissic both looked like promising, dual-threat options moving forward in the backfield.
Jennifer King is set to be the first Black woman to be a full-time coach in the NFL
A source confirmed to ESPN that King will be promoted to a full-time offensive assistant by Washington. The NFL Network first reported the news. pic.twitter.com/CePfLNs5eR
— ESPN (@espn) January 22, 2021
Randy Jordan was effusive of his praise of King in a team interview last season. He spoke specifically of the value of her bringing a different perspective of the coaching room. Rivera was clearly impressed enough with her contributions to bring her on as a full-time member of the coaching staff. Congratulations, Jennifer!