1. Buffalo Bills interim OC Joe Brady
One of the top offensive coordinator candidates this offseason will be the Buffalo Bills' interim OC and quarterbacks coach Joe Brady, who recently took over for Ken Dorsey. The Bills let go of Dorsey following Buffalo's 24-22 loss to the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. Brady had been serving as the quarterbacks coach and working closely with Josh Allen since last season and now will add offensive coordinator to his responsibilities.
Before joining Buffalo, Brady was an offensive assistant to Sean Payton on the New Orleans Saints in 2017; he worked with the National Champion Louisana State Tigers as a passing game coordinator & wide receivers coach in 2019 under head coach Ed Orgeron and helped develop wideouts Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson, and was the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers under head coach Matt Rhule.
After Monday's loss, the Bills record through 10 weeks is 5-5, and they felt it was time to take a chance on the 34-year-old coach and to make the leadership change on offense. Brady has wasted no time pushing his offense to exceed expectations, as he was seen during practice running routes with the pass catchers. The Bills had been considered a contender for the last few seasons but have disappointed fans this year with losses to teams like the Jets, Patriots, and recently, the Broncos.
If Brady can turn things around in Buffalo, Bills GM Brandon Beane could decide to retain the interim offensive coordinator long-term; however, if both parties move on, the Giants might make sense for the rising talent. Big Blue and the Bills have a strong connection, as Daboll and Schoen previously worked for the AFC East side. The Giants also have a number of former Bills on their roster, including Tyrod Taylor, Isaiah Hodgins, and Matt Breida.