Brian Flores, Byron Leftwich, Dan Quinn

The offseason is here for more than half of the league, meaning the coaching carousel will take place over the next few weeks as teams gear up for a new face to lead their franchise into the future.

So far, the Bears, Dolphins, Vikings, Broncos, Raiders and Jaguars are looking for new head coaches. The Giants and Texans could join them depending on what happens in meetings over the next few weeks.

This offseason features an unusually strong crop of head training candidates. There are coaches who have had success in this role in the past and many assistants who have impressive resumes as they attempt to rise to the top of the profession.

Here are a few candidates to watch out for as teams begin to interview coaches.

All Expected Added Points data (EPA / Play) is from Ben Baldwin of ..

1 Brian Flores

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Notable records:

Miami Dolphins (Head Coach, 2019-2021): 24-25
Dolphins Defense EPA/Play (2019-2021) : 0,025 (17e)
Dolphin Attack EPA / Play (2019-2021): -0.032 (24th)
Defensive call for the Patriots who are Super Bowl LIII champions

Brian Flores was surprisingly sacked after a strong run for the Dolphins that began with the team striking out for a rebuild. Flores, known for her defensive prowess, will be in high demand this offseason after getting the rebuilding of the Dolphins off the ground fairly quickly.

Flores will have to answer questions about her revolving door as assistant coaches throughout her time with the Dolphins, but her status as program creator should be well respected at this point.

2 Jim Harbaugh, Wolverines du Michigan

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Notable records:

Michigan Wolverines (head coach): 61-24
San Francisco 49ers (head coach): 44-19-1
Infraction des 49ers EPA/Play 2011-2014 : 0,024 (11e)
49ers Défense EPA/Play 2011-2014 : -0,074 (2e)
Finalist of the Super Bowl XLVII

It looks like Jim Harbaugh is back in the NFL after the most successful season he has seen while in Michigan. Harbaugh was one game away from beating the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII before a power struggle with former 49ers general manager Trent Baalke saw him return to college football in his alma mater.

Harbaugh should be on the line for teams with young quarterbacks looking to establish a physical identity with effective running play behind it.

3 Byron Leftwich, Boucaniers de Tampa Bay

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Notable records:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Coordinator (2019-present)
Arizona Cardinals Interim Offensive Coordinator (2018)
Buccaneers Offense EPA / Play (2019-present): 0.096 (4th)
Offensive call for Super Bowl LV champion buccaneers

Byron Leftwich is a popular contender following his success with the Buccaneers in the past three years of football. He has managed to marry the philosophies of Tom Brady and Bruce Arians to propel one of the best offensives the league has seen in recent years.

Leftwich certainly benefited from the amount of talent the Buccaneers were able to muster, but he did an impressive job orchestrating things on his own.

4 Eric Bieniemy, chefs de Kansas City

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Notable records:

Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator (2018-present)
EPA / Play Chiefs Offensive (2018-present): 0.171 (1st)

Once again, Eric Bieniemy finds himself in the race for head coaches. Bienemy has shared calling duties with head coach Andy Reid over the past few years and has helped Patrick Mahomes grow into an assassin who already has a Hall of Fame-level resume. It’s unclear if Bieniemy will actually get a job this year, but he’s as qualified as anyone else in the field to be an NFL head coach.

5 Matt Eberflus, Colts d’Indianapolis

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Notable records:

Indianapolis Colts Defensive Coordinator (2018-present)
Colts Defense EPA/Play (2018-présent) : -0,009 (12e)

Matt Eberflus has been a popular guy to interview for a few offseason now. His Colts defenses haven’t always been the most consistent year over year, but the Colts of 2021 have been incredible at generating turnovers, leading the league with 17.1% of their opposing practices. ending with a turnover.

6 Kellen Moore, Cowboys de Dallas

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Notable records:

Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator (2019-present)
Cowboys Offense EPA / Play (2019-present): 0.055 (8th)

Kellen Moore is one of the best players in the NFL since replacing Scott Linehan ahead of the 2019 NFL season. Moore has been so impressive in his freshman year that new head coach Mike McCarthy has chosen to keep Moore on his squad and the Cowboys’ offense has been one of the best in the league since then.

Moore is young, but his ability to command an offense will earn him plenty of interviews. His next team probably won’t have as many stars as the Cowboys, but he has an idea of ​​what a well-oiled offense looks like.

7 Nathaniel Hackett, Packers de Green Bay

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Notable records:

Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator (2019-present)
Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Coordinator (2016-2018)
Packers Offense EPA / Play (2019 Present): 0.137 (2nd)
Jaguars Offensive EPA/Play (2016-2018) : -0,058 (27e)

Nathaniel Hackett is an interesting training prospect. He didn’t call the games with the Packers – that job is left to head coach Matt LaFleur – and his time calling the games with the Jaguars was largely poor, although they managed to create a Decent attack in 2017 when they reached the AFC Game Championship.

Hackett is a bit of a stranger, but he’s undoubtedly played a part in the Packers’ offensive explosion over the past few years, making him a coveted prospect.

8 Dan Quinn, Cowboys de Dallas

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Notable records:

Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator (2021-present)
Atlanta Falcons Head Coach (2015-2020)
Cowboys Defense EPA/Play (2021) : -0,089 (3e)
Falcons Defense EPA/Play (2015-2020) : 0,043 (28e)
Falcons Offense EPA/Play (2015-2020) : 0,062 (5e)
File 43-42 with the Falcons

Dan Quinn quickly became one of the sport’s veterans of coaching. The Falcons never really had a quality defense under Quinn in Atlanta, but his success as coordinator in Seattle and Dallas can’t really be disputed. Quinn only had one winning season in Atlanta after Kyle Shanahan left the Falcons in 2017, but the Falcons were largely competitive before some shaky staff decisions left them with an exhausted roster.

9 Jim Caldwell

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Notable records:

Detroit Lions Head Coach (2014-2017)
Lions Offense EPA/Play (2014-2017) : -0,005 (14e)
Lions Defense EPA/Play (2014-2017) : -0,003 (17e)
36-28 record with the Lions
62-50 record au total

Jim Caldwell has done quite well in all his stops, including winning a Super Bowl with Joe Flacco and the Ravens as the offensive coordinator in Baltimore. Caldwell left the Lions with a winning record before they decided to move on to Matt Patricia. Caldwell might not be the flashiest name, but every stop he’s been to has been successful and he’s known for his quarterback training prowess.

10 Jerod Mayo, New England Patriots

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Notable records:

New England Patriots Inside Linebackers Coach (2019-present)
Patriots Co-Defensive Call of Play (2019-present)
Patriots Defense EPA/Play (2019-présent) : -0,068 (3e)

Jerod Mayo has a chance to become the last Patriots assistant to become a head coach. Mayo has spent time calling plays with Steve Belichick in the Patriots’ defense over the past three seasons, which have been pretty successful for New England on this side of the ball.

Mayo is a relatively inexperienced candidate compared to the rest of the field, but he may be able to present new ideas to a team during an interview.

11 Todd Bowles, Boucaniers de Tampa Bay

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Notable records:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator (2019-present)
New York Jets Head Coach (2015-2018)
Buccaneers Defense EPA / Play (2019-present): -0.057 (5th)
Jets Defense EPA/Play (2015-2018) : -0,004 (16e)
Jets Offensive EPA/Play (2015-2018) : -0,060 (28e)

Todd Bowles didn’t have the cleanest run with the Jets when he was head coach, but he’s respected in the league as someone who manages to play aggressive defense without too many broken plays in the back. . For teams looking for a veteran presence with a proven track record of developing defensive backs, Bowles is a great candidate.

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