The 5 Coordinators Who Will Be Head Coaches
Todd Bowles got his first head coaching job last month when he was hired to lead the New York Jets back to prominence. Jim Tomsula was hired from within the 49ers organization to ring stability to the team after the bouncy ride the players and staff had with Jim Harbaugh.
Dan Quinn was handed the keys to the Atlanta Falcons roster last week with full approval from team owner Arthur Blank. Both first-time bosses have a lot of work to do – molding a staff, a roster and convincing a fan base the playoffs are closer than some might think.
The fact is assistant coaches who make teams better get plenty of attention when it comes to open head coaching slots. Adam Gase, Kyle Shanahan and Teryl Austin were all given consideration from many of the six teams looking to fill their void this offseason. And there will be more assistant coaches who will hear their names thrown around as potential head coaches in 2015. Here are few NFL teams will consider.