3 candidates to replace Matt Nagy now that he’s finally been fired

Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)
Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills
Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills. (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) /

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Brian Daboll is a proven offensive mind who is ready to lead his own NFL team

Harbaugh might be a proven commodity as a head coach and Bieniemy might be ready for his big opportunity, but the right guy to lead the Bears next season is Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. As with Bieniemy, it is shocking up to this point that Daboll has not been given the reins to lead his own team, as this will be his third trip on the offseason head-coaching carousel.

What gives Daboll a leg up on Bieniemy is his play-calling experience. Not only has he called plays as the preeminent offensive mind of Sean McDermott’s defensive-minded team up in Orchard Park, but he was briefly Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator at Alabama before going to Buffalo. Daboll not only stems from the Bill Belichick tree, but he also stems from the Andy Reid tree.

The other big thing Daboll has going for him is quarterback development. Josh Allen was a bucking bronco coming out of Wyoming. Now four years into his pro career, he is widely seen as a top-five quarterback in football. His come-up can be directly correlated to his offensive coordinator. While the Bills do need to run the ball better outside of Allen, Chicago has superior running back talent.

While Daboll’s Buffalo colleague Leslie Frazier and former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson also make sense for the Bears job, Harbaugh, Bieniemy and Daboll are the best fits for Chicago.

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