Why Brian Daboll should be top priority for Chargers’ potential head coach vacancy

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Gavino Borquez
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The Chargers are two weeks away from potentially having a head coach vacancy.

Despite winning the past two games, coach Anthony Lynn’s seat remains hot because even though the outcome was in Los Angeles’ favor, the incompetent game management almost cost them both of those contests.

With L.A. possibly needing a new man in charge, it will be an intriguing destination for coaches and coordinators across the league, which should include Bills OC Brian Daboll.

The main reason why Daboll is a hot candidate is because of what he has done for the development of quarterback Josh Allen. Daboll has taken and molded Allen into a complete player at his position and an MVP candidate.

Daboll joined Buffalo in that role back in 2018 after previously spending time with Nick Saban’s team at Alabama, helping them reach the 2018 National Championship Game. Since then, the Bills’ offense has improved its production each year.

In his first year calling the plays, Buffalo averaged just 16.8 points per game, which ranked 30th. In 2019, It improved to 19.6 points per game, good for 23rd. Now, in 2020, the Bills’ offense has become one of the best the league has to offer, averaging 29.1 points per game.

Given what Daboll has accomplished as one of the NFL’s most premiere play-callers, the sky is the limit if he was able to work with the likes of quarterback Justin Herbert, running back Austin Ekeler and wide receiver Keenan Allen.

Herbert, Ekeler, Allen are all talented enough to produce at a high level. With a mastermind like Daboll in charge, they, along with whoever else is retained and brought in, will be in a system that maximizes their skillsets, ensuring they will be in the best possible condition when it matters the most.

Daboll could be atop of Los Angeles’ priority list due to familiarity with general manager Tom Telesco. Daboll and Telesco went to the same Buffalo-area high school (St. Francis High School), and they have the same agent, Bob Lamonte.

Last offseason, Daboll was interviewed for the Browns head coaching job before they hired Kevin Stefanski. This upcoming offseason, Daboll is going to generate more interviews and many Chargers fans are hoping that he will be interviewing for Los Angeles’ probable opening.

OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Buffalo
+145+3O 53.5
Kansas City
-167-3U 53.5