Raheem Morris, the new Atlanta Falcons head coach, is recruiting former HBCU quarterbacks to instruct his quarterbacks. The Falcons hired Prairie View A&M graduate K.J. Black as offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach. He was Sean McVay's offensive assistant coach with the Rams. Ironically, Morris and McVay worked under Mike Shanahan in Washington.
Columnist Rod Walker reported today that former New Orleans Saints offensive assistant D.J. Williams had joined the Falcons quarterbacks room.
D.J. Williams, son of Super Bowl XXII MVP and Grambling State University star Doug Williams, went from New Orleans to Atlanta. Doug Williams informed HBCU Legends about his son's Falcons job. D.J. Williams wanted to teach Falcons quarterbacks despite the Saints' wish to keep him in an offensive role.
The two HBCU greats can prepare Desmond Ridder or a new quarterback for the 2024 NFL season.
After graduating from Grambling in 2014, D.J. Williams tried out for professional clubs. Luckily, in 2017, the Saints let him watch and learn by assisting the coaching staff throughout training camp, coaches, and football operations in 2018.
Williams became an offensive assistant for five seasons under Saints head coach Sean Payton.
Williams coached the quarterbacks at the 2023 Senior Bowl and led the National Team to victory.
He attended the NFL/Black College Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Coaching Summit in 2019-21 and 2023.
Doug Williams is getting ready for the 2024 Allstate HBCU Legacy Bowl Week in New Orleans. On Monday, Feb. 19, the NFL's HBCU Combine begins at the New Orleans Saints practice facility. The game will be played at Tulane University's Yulman Stadium on Saturday, February 24 at 3 PM CT.