Oct 2, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (left) talks with offensive coordinator Scott Turner (right) before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Commanders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Raiders hire Scott Turner as passing-game assistant

The Las Vegas Raiders have hired Scott Turner as an assistant coach in charge of the passing game, several reports said Friday.

Turner, 40, spent the past three seasons as the Washington Commanders’ offensive coordinator before his dismissal Jan. 10.

Turner’s father, longtime NFL coach Norv Turner, spent two seasons as the head coach of the then-Oakland Raiders in 2004-05. Scott Turner also attended college in Las Vegas at UNLV, where he was a backup quarterback.

In Las Vegas, it’s unclear who Turner’s starting quarterback will be, as the Raiders are widely believed to be ready to move on from veteran Derek Carr via trade or release.

Josh McDaniels is returning for a second season as the Raiders’ head coach, alongside offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi. Las Vegas went 6-11 in 2022.

The Commanders’ offense in 2022 ranked 20th in total yardage (330.3 yards per game) and 24th in scoring (18.9 points per game) under Turner.

–Field Level Media

Oct 2, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (left) talks with offensive coordinator Scott Turner (right) before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Commanders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Commanders fire offensive coordinator Scott Turner

The Washington Commanders fired Scott Turner on Tuesday after three seasons as the team’s offensive coordinator.

Turner, 40, reunited with head coach Ron Rivera in Washington in 2020 after the former spent two seasons as the Carolina Panthers’ quarterbacks coach.

While with the Commanders, Turner dealt with eight different starting quarterbacks under center.

“I met with Coach Turner today and informed him that we will be moving in another direction going forward with the offensive coordinator position,” Rivera said in a statement. “Unfortunately, we did not live up to the expectations and standard that I expected to see from our offensive unit. I felt it was best for a fresh start at the coordinator position heading into next year.

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Scott and thanked him for his three years of service to our organization. I wish Scott and his family all the best in the future.”

Washington (8-8-1) posted a 1-3-1 record over its final five games of the season to fall out of playoff contention. The Commanders ranked 24th in the NFL in average points per game (18.9), 21st in passing yards (204.2) and 20th in total yards (330.3).

Washington finished 29th in the league in 2020 and 21st in 2021 in terms of total offense.

Turner is the son of former Washington coach Norv Turner.

–Field Level Media