Pat Meyer, who brings 20 years of coaching experience, including nine in the NFL, spent the previous two seasons with the Carolina Panthers as their offensive line coach (2020-21). He also coached offensive line in the NFL with the L.A. Chargers (2017-19) and Chicago Bears (2013-14).
In 2020 and 2021, Meyer's offensive line unit battled considerable injuries and the absence of Pro Bowl running back Christian McCaffrey. Carolina was forced to use 14 different offensive line combinations of starters in '21. In '20, the group still helped running back Mike Davis have a breakout season, eclipsing 1,000 scrimmage yards for the first time in his career.
Right tackle Taylor Moton, the only Panther offensive lineman to start all 17 contests in 2021, started 16 games at right
tackle and one at left tackle in 2020. He also played every snap during the '20 season and, according to PFF, posted the third pass-blocking efficiency rating among qualified NFL tackles and ranked sixth in fewest pressures allowed (20) among qualified tackles.
Prior to Carolina, Meyer served as the offensive line coach for the Chargers for three years. During the 2018 season, Meyer helped lead the offense to its highest rushing total since 2013 (1,873 yards). Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers tied his career-best single-season passer rating of 105.5. In 2017, Meyer's unit allowed a league-low 17 sacks, the franchise's fewest sacks since the 1982 season. That year, Rivers also finished second in the NFL in passing yards (4,515), and the offensive line paved the way for the team's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2013 (Melvin Gordon). Over his three years with the Chargers, Meyer helped coach center Mike Pouncey to a 2018 Pro Bowl appearance and tackle Russell Okung to back-to-back Pro Bowl honors in 2017 and 2018.
Meyer spent two seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2015-16), first serving as a football operations consultant before transitioning to a role as an offensive assistant.
Meyer got his start in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, first as an assistant offensive line coach in 2013 before taking over the primary coaching duties in 2014. Under his watch, Bears' guard Kyle Long earned back-to-back Pro Bowl bids. In 2013, Meyer's offensive line allowed just 30 sacks, finishing the year tied for the fourth-fewest in the League.
Meyer spent one season in the Canadian Football League in 2012, where he served as offensive line coach and offensive coordinator for the Montreal Alouettes and helped the team become one of the league's most explosive offenses. The Alouettes finished the year first in the CFL in touchdowns, second in passing and third in overall scoring.
Prior to his stint in the CFL, Meyer spent over a decade in a variety of collegiate coaching positions. Meyer got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant at Memphis in 1997, where he served multiple roles, including offensive assistant, assistant strength coach and director of strength and conditioning.
Meyer led the strength and conditioning program at North Carolina State for six years (2000-05) before taking over the Wolfpacks' offensive line coaching duties in 2006.
In 2007, Meyer headed the strength and conditioning staff at Florida State. He returned to his alma mater, Colorado
State, where he served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Rams for three seasons (2008-11).
Meyer played offensive line at Colorado State from 1991-94, where he was a three-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection. In 1995, Meyer went undrafted and spent a year with the Arizona Cardinals before later playing in the Arena Football League.