Greg Olson has decided not to interview for the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator job, as he was scheduled to do Thursday, and instead will become quarterbacks coach of the Los Angeles Rams, The News confirmed Wednesday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report that Olson, considered the likely choice for the Bills' position, would be taking the job in Los Angeles.
According to sources close to the situation, Olson's decision mainly came down to a lifestyle preference. He lives in Northern California, and he and his wife have teenage children in school there.
Having spent so much time away from them in his previous job as offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Olson decided to take far less money as a position coach with the Rams than he would have received as the Bills' OC. Being only a 45-minute flight away from his family was far more appealing than having to uproot everyone or travel cross-country to see them.
Another factor is that Olson has history with new Rams coach Sean McVay. They were members of Jon Gruden's Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff in 2008.
Kansas City Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Brad Childress removed himself from consideration for the Bills' job earlier this week, The News learned. A source close to Childress said he was happy in Kansas City and uncertain about how much longer he wants to coach in the NFL.