Top 5 Coaching Candidates for the Buffalo Bills
Mike Shanahan is the best known and has the most head coaching experience of all the candidates. From 1995-2008, Shanahan reached the playoffs seven times with the Denver Broncos and won two Super Bowls with the Broncos. The negative is that his stint with the Washington Redskins from 2010-2013 only produced a 24-40 overall record.
McDaniels’ as the head coach of the Denver Broncos started 6-0 but finished 8-8. In 2010, McDaniels got the team off to a 3-9 start before getting fired, finishing his tenure 11-17 as head coach.
One of the major pluses for McDaniels is that he has learned from one of the greatest head coaches of all time, Bill Belichick.
The San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator became an NFL assistant in 2008 when he joined the Indianapolis Colts’ staff, and he’s spent one season as a coordinator. Reich spent 10 years as a quarterback behind Jim Kelly and had his share of great games.
Dan Quinn is a hot prospect and has already met with multiple teams about their head coaching vacancies. This would be Quinn’s first head coaching job. As the defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks, he’s well thought of around the league, leading the NFL’s top defense in back-to-back seasons.
Adam Gase is has been an NFL assistant coach for a decade, and the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator for the last two seasons. Even though he’s never been a head coach, Gase might not choose to accept a Bills offer. Last year, he declined the chance to be interviewed for the Cleveland Browns’ head coaching position. Gase remains a top candidate for the Bears, 49ers, and Falcons openings.
Do you have some others? Who would you want from the top five?