Jerry Olsavsky is in his fourth season as the team’s inside linebackers coach. Olsavsky was promoted to his current position on February 6, 2015.
The inside linebacking unit was faced with adversity three quarters of the way through the 2017 season. Ryan Shazier, who earned his first Pro Bowl selection, was tied for the most interceptions among AFC linebackers (3), tied for second among all AFC defensive players in solo tackles (68) and leading all NFL linebackers with 11 passes defensed before he suffered a season-ending injury in Week 13. Despite losing Shazier, the inside linebacking corps continued to play at a high level.