Jacksonville Jaguars must consider Bills OC Brian Daboll for HC job

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen #17 (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
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Brian Daboll and quarterback Josh Allen (Imagn Images photo pool) /

Daboll could do for the Jacksonville Jaguars what he’s done for the Bills.

Heading into the offseason, Brian Daboll is garnering plenty of attention as a potential head coach. There aren’t any reports linking the Bills offensive coordinator to any team for the moment, Peter Schrager of Fox Sports says that after speaking to plenty of decision-makers, there’s a lot of buzz around him becoming a head coach.

Looking at Daboll’s work this season, it’s easy to understand why Daboll may be a trendy name. Sean McDermott has done a great job turning the Bills around and leading them to their first AFC East Championship since 1995. However, he hasn’t done it alone and Daboll’s work with third-year quarterback Josh Allen is one of the reasons why Buffalo currently has one of the best offenses in the NFL.

Allen was a talented prospect back in 2018 and was at the top of big boards due to his physical prowess. Nevertheless, he was raw and had accuracy problems. Buffalo was aware of Allen’s shortcomings as a signal-caller but took a chance on the Wyoming product.

It took them a few years, but Allen broke out in 2020 and is among the best quarterbacks in the NFL. After throwing 30 touchdowns and 21 touchdowns in his first two years in the NFL, he’s thrown 30 touchdowns and just nine interceptions this season.

Allen is not the only player that has benefited from Daboll’s tutelage though. Wide receiver Stephon Diggs had been somewhat inconsistent during his career, but he’s hauled 111 receptions for 1,314 yards and five touchdowns in 2020. Moreover, the Bills’ offense currently ranks seventh in total yards and fifth in scoring.