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Bills’ Brian Daboll emerging as favorite for Chargers head coaching job

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Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is emerging as one of the favorite candidates for the vacant head coaching position with the Los Angeles Chargers, via Pro Football Talk. A major factor for his candidacy is his well-established friendship with Chargers general manager Tom Telesco which dated back to their high school days.

The Canadian entered the league as a defensive assistant coach with the New England Patriots back in 2000. He was then instated as the team’s wide receivers coach from 2002 to 2006.

After his time in Foxborough, Daboll went to another AFC East team in the New York Jets where he served as the quarterbacks coach from 2007 to 2008. He then took his talents to the Cleveland Browns where he became the team’s offensive coordinator from 2009 to 2010. Daboll assumed the same position with the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs back in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

His career eventually went full circle as he returned to the Patriots to be the team’s tight ends coach from 2013 to 2016. After 16 seasons in the league, Daboll joined Nick Saban in the collegiate ranks to serve as an offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide back in 2017.

He returned to the league after a season with Saban and has been the Bills’ offensive coordinator since 2018. Daboll’s coaching resume includes a 2017 National Championship along with five Super Bowl titles.

Meanwhile, the Chargers recently parted ways with head coach Anthony Lynn after a four-year partnership which ended with the team garnering a 33-31 overall record. Los Angeles ended the 2020 season with a 7-9 record for third place in the AFC West and missed out on the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Daboll’s experience in handling quarterbacks will be beneficial for the Chargers as they already have a franchise playmaker in Justin Herbert. Despite the significant interest, the Chargers cannot proceed to sign Daboll to a deal until the Bills’ postseason campaign is over.