2. Charles London, Titans passing game coordinator
The Tennessee Titans raised eyebrows around the league when they parted ways with head coach Mike Vrabel Tuesday. While they won a combined 13 games the past two years under his watch, that was mostly the result of poor roster construction. Even with nothing to play for late in the 2023 season, Tennessee was still playing hard. The Jacksonville Jaguars know this firsthand, getting beaten and knocked out of playoff contention.
With Vrabel leaving Tennessee, most of his staff will be looking for work. One name to keep an eye on is Charles London, their passing game coordinator. London has spent several years going back and forward between the college ranks and the NFL. He's had stops at Duke, Penn State, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Atlanta Falcons, the Chicago Bears, and the Houston Texans.
What makes London an enticing coach for whoever hires him is that he's well-adversed in many position groups, not just quarterback, his area of expertise. Back with the Bears, he got the most out of a running back group composed of Tarik Cohen, David Montgomery, and Cordarelle Patterson. Then in Tennessee, he oversaw rookie Will Levi's development. Levi had rough stretches but also displayed flashes. Similarly, first-year running back Tyjae Spears shined under London's tutelage.
Granted, the Titans weren't an offensive powerhouse in 2023 but that's because they had wholes at nearly every position. Their offensive line was particularly underwhelming but they also lacked talent at wide receiver and tight end.
Peter King of NBC Sports, for one, believes London would be a good candidate for offensive coordinator positions in this cycle, giving him praise for his work in Tennessee.