3 Most Likely Replacements for Brian Daboll
The Buffalo Bills' offense has improved in yards and points in each of the last three seasons, and that has offensive coordinator Brian Daboll poised to garner serious consideration as a head-coaching candidate in 2021. Buffalo is one of the league's best teams this season, and they're led by a deadly offense that ranks fourth in yards and sixth in points.
Daboll has been credited with aiding Josh Allen's development into one of the best quarterbacks in the league. If another team poaches him to become a head coach, the Bills will need another QB whisperer to make sure Allen continues his ascension.
With that in mind, here are three likely replacements for Daboll as the Bills' offensive coordinator.
1. Ken Dorsey, QB Coach, Buffalo Bills
Bills quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey would make a ton of sense to succeed Daboll. Dorsey had a storied collegiate career at the University of Miami before ultimately joining the coaching ranks, serving as the Carolina Panthers' QB coach for five seasons, including during their Super Bowl run and Cam Newton's MVP season in 2015. Dorsey has the playing and coaching experience that is essential to keep the Bills' prolific offense, led by Allen, going if Daboll leaves.
2. Tony Elliott, Offensive Coordinator, Clemson
Tony Elliott has been involved with the Clemson Tigers' elite offense for the past six years, serving as co-offensive coordinator from 2015-2019 before being promoted to OC this year. The Tigers rank third in passing yards (358.1) and fifth in points (43.0) this season, a testament to Elliott's involvement with star QB Trevor Lawrence. Elliott is ripe for a step up to the NFL, and his background would make him well-suited to lead the Bills' elite offense.
3. Mike Kafka, QB Coach, Kansas City Chiefs
Mike Kafka is another former-QB-turned-coach and has drawn interest as a coaching candidate after working with Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes over the past three seasons. Being part of Mahomes' growth, and his experience on a Super Bowl-winning team, should be big draws for the Bills, who have their own star in the making and similar championship aspirations. Kafka could stay in KC to succeed Eric Bieniemy, but Buffalo should pursue him aggressively if Daboll looks headed elsewhere.
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