Aaron Wilson’s NFL News and Rumors: Patriots promote Matt Groh


With so much going on around the NFL right now and the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror, here are the latest news and rumors around the league from PFN National NFL Insider Aaron Wilson. Make sure to continue to check back here as we update you with the most recent NFL news and rumors on February 15, 2022.

NFL News and Rumors: Patriots promote Matt Groh

The New England Patriots have replaced Dave Ziegler, the Las Vegas Raiders’ new general manager, by promoting Matt Groh.

Groh was named director of player personnel Tuesday after working for the Patriots for 12 seasons. In 2021, he served as the college scouting director.

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Joining the AFC East franchise in 2011 as a scouting assistant, Groh was an area scout for six seasons. He was then a national scout for two seasons before being promoted again.

Groh attended the Senior Bowl along with Eliot Wolf after Ziegler was hired by the Raiders along with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Las Vegas’ new head coach.

The Massachusetts native is the son of Al Groh. Now retired, Al Groh was the head coach at Wake Forest (1981-1986) and Virginia (2001-2009), posting an all-time record of 85-92. While at Virginia, Groh took home Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year twice (2002 and 2007).

In between those stops, Groh coached in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl with the New York Giants under Bill Parcells. Furthermore, he was a head coach for the New York Jets for one season and went 9-7 in 2000. Most recently, Groh was a defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech in 2012.

While Al Groh may be the most well-known of the family, Matt’s brother Mike is the receivers coach for the New York Giants.

Matt Groh played collegiately at Princeton and has a law degree from Virginia. He previously was the wide receivers coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Matt has also been an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears, and Jets.

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