Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator will undoubtedly be focused on getting past the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, but he’s still a hot commodity when it comes to becoming a head coach this offseason.
Bowles completed an HC interview with the Minnesota Vikings on Friday:
We have completed an interview with Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles for our open Head Coach position.
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— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) January 21, 2022
Bowles has been the DC for the Buccaneers since 2019 and actually was the head coach for the New York Jets prior to that for four seasons, compiling a 24-40 record. He played seven seasons in the NFL before moving to a coaching role. Bowles is the fifth candidate the Vikings have interviewed since firing Mike Zimmer on January 10th. Among those other possible replacements was Dallas Cowboys DC Dan Quinn, who previously was the HC of the Atlanta Falcons.
Bowles is certainly a viable option to take over for Zimmer in Minnesota. He’s done brilliantly for the Buccaneers this season as they’ve allowed the fifth-least points per game in the NFL and the 12th-fewest yards. The Vikings meanwhile will certainly be doing an extensive search after an 8-9 season which saw them miss out on the postseason.
Bowles is also set to interview with the Chicago Bears on Saturday after they fired Matt Nagy. Needless to say, it feels like he will be certainly moving on from Tampa after the playoffs are all said and done.