Early Saturday morning Bills Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll emerged as the favorite to be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. That no longer appears to be the case after the team has reportedly hired Rams Defensive Coordinator Brandon Staley late Sunday evening.
The Chargers were a landing spot that would’ve made a lot of sense for Brian Daboll. Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco has not only done a great job building a talented roster, but also has a pre-existing relationship with Daboll as the two attended the same high school only being separated by two grades. After the culmination of Josh Allen, and the various major improvements he made going into this season; Daboll was thought to be a match made in heaven with Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert.
Daboll has certainly played a part in Josh Allen becoming an MVP caliber player in his third season, so Bills fans aren’t disappointed to hear that Dabolls’ arrangement with the Chargers fell through. When the initial reports of the Chargers significant interest came out, the Bills were getting ready to host the Ravens. Now that Buffalo is moving on to the AFC Championship game, this means another week of commitment from Daboll to the Bills in preparation for their matchup with the Chiefs.
In all likelihood Telesco and the Chargers didn’t want to continue to wait, but instead have their plans for the future set in motion. The decision reportedly came as a surprise to Dabolls camp, but also that he’d be one of the leading candidates for head coaching vacancies next year. This insinuates that Daboll is unlikely to go to either Philadelphia or Houston, who both have yet to decide who will be their next head coach.