UPDATE: 6:01 p.m.
Mike Mularkey announced the hiring of Bob Bratkowski as the offensive coordinator on Friday.
Bob Bratkowski, 56, who served one season as quarterbacks coach for the Falcons, is planning to join Mike Mularkey’s staff as the offensive coordinator in Jacksonville, according to an ESPN sourced report.
The Florida Times-Union of Jacksonville, is reporting that Bratkowski will join Mularkey’s staff.
Bratkowski did not deny the reports but in a text to the AJC wrote, “Nothing concrete yet!”
Calls to Bratkowski and Mularkey were not returned. Bratkowski is the son of former University of Georgia great Zeke Bratkowski.
Bratkowski replaced Bill Musgrave, who left to become Minnesota’s offensive coordiantor after the 2010 season.
Under Bratkowski’s tutelage, quarterback Matt Ryan passed for a franchise-record 4,177 yards last season. He broke Jeff George’s mark that had stood since 1995.
Bratkowski served as the Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator from 2001 to 2010. He is credited with developing quarterback Carson Palmer.
Bratkowski played wide receiver in college at Washington State.
He coached in the college ranks at Missouri, Weber State, Wyoming and Miami.
He made the jump to the NFL in 1992 with the Seattle Seahawks. He became their offensive coordinator in 1995.
He also coached with the Pittsburgh Steelers before taking the offensive coordinator position with the Bengals.
Zeke, his father, played quarterback for 14 seasons in the NFL, seeing action for the Bears, Rams and Packers.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog