On Monday, it was reported that the Chicago Bears were going to request an interview with Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. It is a move that makes sense for a number of reasons as Frazier is a former player and is an excellent defensive coordinator that could maximize that side of the ball.
However, Frazier isn’t the only coach on the Buffalo Bills that the Chicago Bears are requesting to interview as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Bears have requested an interview with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
Daboll joined the Bills in 2018 after one year as offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama. In his three years with Buffalo, he has helped develop one of the best offenses in the NFL and played a big role in helping Josh Allen to develop into one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
This would be one of the big reasons that the Bears would be interested in Daboll. They drafted Justin Fields in the first round last year and as a rookie showed some serious potential. If the Bears were to add someone like Daboll, it would help him develop and reach his potential.
Miami Dolphins also requesting an interview with Brian Daboll
The Chicago Bears weren’t the only team reportedly requesting an interview with Daboll as Rapoport also included the Miami Dolphins in his tweet. This is another team that would make a lot of sense to be interested in the Bills’ offensive coordinator as their next head coach.
The fact that the Dolphins’ job is available was surprising considering the Dolphins finished the year winning eight of their final nine games. For the second straight year, the Dolphins missed the playoffs but had a winning record each season.
The Dolphins are in a similar situation to Chicago in that they have a young quarterback in Tua Tagovailoa. He was the fifth overall pick in 2020 and played better as the season went on this year. It would make sense for Miami to want to add a coach like Daboll with his track record.