From 1980 through 1994, a period that covered both of the team’s Super Bowl berths (including the franchise’s most recent playoff win), Jim McNally coached the offensive line in Cincinnati.
And he’s back.
The team announced today that McNally has returned as a consultant, more than four years after his career as an assistant coach ended. He’ll work with offensive line coach Paul Alexander.
“Jim began his National Football League career with us and we’ve always thought highly of his abilities,” Bengals president Mike Brown said in a team-issued release. “He has a very good relationship with Paul Alexander that goes back a long way.”
McNally has coached with the Panthers, Giants, and Bills. He also served as a consultant with the Jets.
With the Bills, McNally helped convert an undrafted tight end named Jason Peters into a left tackle. The Bills eventually shipped him to Philly for a first-round pick.