Bills OC Brian Daboll Gaining Steam as Head-Coaching Candidate

Whenever a quarterback and his team have a good season, the assistant coaches suddenly become a hot commodity. That appears to be the case with Josh Allen, the Buffalo Bills and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.

Allen has been excellent, and the Bills (9-3) sit in first place in the AFC East entering Sunday night's game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. And the expectation is that Daboll will land a head coaching job because of it, per ESPN.

While there will be plenty of openings, the ESPN report pointed out that the Los Angeles Chargers are the team to watch.

For starters, Daboll and Chargers general manager Tom Telesco attended the same private high school in Athol Springs, N.Y. Plus, there's no telling what may become of current Chargers coach Anthony Lynn. Word is that the players love Lynn, and the Chargers still like him. But this is a bottom-line business, and the Chargers are 3-9 this year after going 5-11 last year.

Daboll, 45, has been around the NFL for quite a while. He actually began as a defensive coaching assistant with the New England Patriots in the 2000-01 season. He later served as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to joining the Bills in 2018, Daboll was co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Nick Saban at Alabama for a year.

Now, it seems NFL teams are wondering if Daboll is the man who can take them places from the main seat.

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Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,