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Aaron Kromer
Offensive Line

Biography

Aaron Kromer begins his first season as offensive line coach for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017. A veteran of more than 15 years as an offensive line coach, Kromer comes to Los Angeles after serving the past two seasons in the same capacity with the Buffalo Bills. In his 17 years as an NFL offensive line coach or coordinator, Kromer has helped 15 players earn a total of 22 Pro Bowl appearances.

The Bills offensive line helped to pave the way for the club to have the top-ranked rush offense in both of Kromer’s years in Buffalo. In 2016, the Bills rushed for 164.4 yards per game the season after having an offense that averaged 152.0 yards per game in 2015. Also for the second consecutive year in 2016, the Bills had three players rush for 500 or more yards – LeSean McCoy (1,267), Tyrod Taylor (580) and Mike Gillislee (577). When the Bills accomplished the feat in 2015, it had not happened since 1962.

Before his two seasons in Buffalo, Kromer served as the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears from 2013-14 as well as the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach his first season in Chicago in 2013. G Kyle Long was named to the Pro Bowl in both of the seasons he played for Kromer in Chicago. Long was the first Bears offensive lineman to earn a Pro Bowl berth in seven seasons.

Kromer’s longest stop in the NFL came in New Orleans, where he was the offensive line coach/running game coordinator from 2008-12. In his five seasons with the Saints, Kromer helped five offensive linemen earn 10 Pro Bowl nods.

New Orleans’ high-powered offense was bolstered by Kromer’s offensive line allowing the fewest number of sacks during his time in charge of the unit. In his first season with the Saints, Kromer coached an offensive line that helped to block for the NFL’s No. 1-ranked offense in total yards and scoring en route to a Super Bowl XLIV victory.

Prior to his time with the Saints, Kromer spent three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joining the club as a senior assistant in 2005 before being named senior assistant/offensive line coach for his final two seasons. In his first two seasons, Kromer helped two Buccaneer offensive linemen to All-Rookie honors.

Kromer got his start in the NFL in Oakland, first as the assistant offensive line coach in 2001 before being elevated to offensive line coach from 2002-04. Kromer helped two Raiders offensive linemen earn three Pro Bowl berths as well as helping Oakland represent the AFC in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Before making the jump to the NFL, Kromer was the offensive line coach at Northwestern University from 1999-00. After his four seasons as an offensive tackle at Miami (Ohio), Kromer began his coaching career spending nine seasons at his alma mater in a variety of positions, starting as a graduate assistant in 1990.

Kromer and his wife, Dawn, have two children – a son, Zachary and a daughter, Brooke.

Aaron Kromer begins his first season as offensive line coach for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017. A veteran of more than 15 years as an offensive line coach, Kromer comes to Los Angeles after serving the past two seasons in the same capacity with the Buffalo Bills. In his 17 years as an NFL offensive line coach or coordinator, Kromer has helped 15 players earn a total of 22 Pro Bowl appearances.

The Bills offensive line helped to pave the way for the club to have the top-ranked rush offense in both of Kromer’s years in Buffalo. In 2016, the Bills rushed for 164.4 yards per game the season after having an offense that averaged 152.0 yards per game in 2015. Also for the second consecutive year in 2016, the Bills had three players rush for 500 or more yards – LeSean McCoy (1,267), Tyrod Taylor (580) and Mike Gillislee (577). When the Bills accomplished the feat in 2015, it had not happened since 1962.

Before his two seasons in Buffalo, Kromer served as the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears from 2013-14 as well as the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach his first season in Chicago in 2013. G Kyle Long was named to the Pro Bowl in both of the seasons he played for Kromer in Chicago. Long was the first Bears offensive lineman to earn a Pro Bowl berth in seven seasons.

Kromer’s longest stop in the NFL came in New Orleans, where he was the offensive line coach/running game coordinator from 2008-12. In his five seasons with the Saints, Kromer helped five offensive linemen earn 10 Pro Bowl nods.

New Orleans’ high-powered offense was bolstered by Kromer’s offensive line allowing the fewest number of sacks during his time in charge of the unit. In his first season with the Saints, Kromer coached an offensive line that helped to block for the NFL’s No. 1-ranked offense in total yards and scoring en route to a Super Bowl XLIV victory.

Prior to his time with the Saints, Kromer spent three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joining the club as a senior assistant in 2005 before being named senior assistant/offensive line coach for his final two seasons. In his first two seasons, Kromer helped two Buccaneer offensive linemen to All-Rookie honors.

Kromer got his start in the NFL in Oakland, first as the assistant offensive line coach in 2001 before being elevated to offensive line coach from 2002-04. Kromer helped two Raiders offensive linemen earn three Pro Bowl berths as well as helping Oakland represent the AFC in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Before making the jump to the NFL, Kromer was the offensive line coach at Northwestern University from 1999-00. After his four seasons as an offensive tackle at Miami (Ohio), Kromer began his coaching career spending nine seasons at his alma mater in a variety of positions, starting as a graduate assistant in 1990.

Kromer and his wife, Dawn, have two children – a son, Zachary and a daughter, Brooke.

 

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