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Sanjay Lal

Wide Receivers


With 17 years of NFL coaching experience, Sanjay Lal joins Los Angeles as the team's wide receivers coach after working as the passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach for the Seattle Seahawks from 2022-23. He coached wide receiver DK Metcalf to Pro Bowl selection after a 1,000-yard season and eight touchdowns in 2023. Lal coordinated a passing attack in 2022 that featured AP Comeback Player of the Year Geno Smith to register a 100.9 passer rating by throwing 30 touchdowns and recording 4,282 passing yards, while both Metcalf and wide receiver Tyler Locket each topped 1,000 receiving yards. Lal was also a senior offensive assistant for the Seahawks during the 2020 season.

Lal coached wide receivers for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2021), Dallas Cowboys (2018-19), Indianapolis Colts (2017), Buffalo Bills (2015-16), New York Jets (2012-14) and Oakland Raiders (2007-11). He helped Amari Cooper to back-to-back Pro Bowls in his two seasons in Dallas, while also coaching T.Y. Hilton to an all-star selection in his lone season with the Colts. Before joining the NFL ranks, Lal was an offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach at the University of California from 2004-06. He coached wide receivers at Los Medanos College in 2003 before spending time in 2004 at St. Mary's College as quarterbacks/strength, speed & conditioning coach. Lal played college football at the University of Washington, helping the Huskies win the 1992 National Championship. He spent time as a player with the Raiders and Rams, along with the Scottish Claymores.