Rob Calabrese begins his first season with the New York Jets after joining Robert Saleh's staff as the quarterbacks coach on January 21, 2021. For Calabrese, he joins the Jets after two years as an offensive quality control coach in Denver working with the quarterbacks.
Over the last two seasons, Calabrese worked with a number of quarterbacks as the Broncos were forced to use six different quarterbacks as a result of injury. During the 2019 season, Calabrese's first in the NFL, rookie quarterback Drew Lock started the final five games, compiling a 4-1 record, while Joe Flacco, who started the first eight, completed 65.3% of his passes, the best mark in his 13-year NFL career.
Prior to joining the Broncos, Calabrese coached college football at Wagner College (2016-18) and his alma mater, Central Florida (2014-15). At Wagner, he helped direct an offense that averaged 28 points per game in 2018, an almost seven point per game improvement from the previous season, and the school's best average in nine seasons. At UCF, he worked with the team's quarterbacks and wide receivers as a graduate assistant and was selected as one of 30 coaches for the NCAA-AFCA Future Football Coaches Academy. Before his start in college coaching, Calabrese spent a season at Oviedo (FL) HS coaching quarterbacks.
A quarterback and wide receiver at Central Florida, Calabrese finished his college career passing for 1,276 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushing for 494 rushing yards and two touchdowns. A three-year starter at East Islip (NY) HS, he earned the Boomer Esiason Award as Suffolk County's top quarterback as a junior and senior and broke Esiason's school records for career passing yardage (3,992) and touchdowns (34).
Calabrese and his wife, Taylor, have a son, Kayden.
New York Jets | 2021-Present
Quarterbacks - 2021-Present
Denver Broncos | 2019-20
Offensive Quality Control - 2019-20
Wagner College | 2016-18
Offensive Coordinator - 2017-18
Running Backs/Assistant Special Teams Coordinator - 2016
UCF | 2014-15
Graduate Assistant - 2014-15
Oviedo (FL) HS | 2013
Quarterbacks - 2013
UCF (Quarterback) - 2008-12