Bills Rumors: Leslie Frazier could be next head coach in Indianapolis

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Every great NFL team will eventually lose staff to the rest of the league, and the Buffalo Bills are no exception.

After last season, former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll left the Bills to become the head coach of the New York Giants after all of the success he had in developing quarterback Josh Allen. Now, Daboll has the Giants in the thick of the NFC playoff race in his first season on the job.

You know you’re a great organization if you’re able to promote your own onto bigger and better things, and that’s just what the Bills will continue to do. Next up is more than likely going to be defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who was named in several rumors to be a head coach even last offseason.

After the job he’s done with the Bills defense since 2020, and navigating through so many injuries this year in particular, Frazier should definitely be one of the top head coaching candidates after the season concludes. In fact, he’s already being mentioned among the top candidates to take over the Indianapolis Colts job.

Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier seems to be a favorite to be reunited with the Indianapolis Colts organization as their next head coach.

Frazier, 63, was with the Colts starting back in 2005 as a defensive assistant. In 2006, he became their defensive backs coach and an assistant head coach. After his two years in Indy, Frazier went on to join the Minnesota Vikings organization and ended up their permanent head coach in 2011.

Frazier has always been of the defensive mind, but it’s his leadership that has been admired around NFL circles for quite some time. He’s known as one of the more respected guys in the league, and would be a great choice to come in and take over a Colts organization that needs to re-establish their identity.

The Colts have been lacking at quarterback for a while, and chances are, after this season, they’ll do whatever they can to find their guy. But, Frazier could be that steady, calming presence to help the team move forward, finally.

Jeff Saturday took over as their interim coach this season, without any prior coaching experience, of course. That was one of the bigger stories around the league a few weeks ago, and Saturday has seemed to rally the Colts and has become a likable figure around Indy — as he always was during his playing days there.

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Should Frazier leave Buffalo to take on another head coaching gig, the Bills would be in the market for an up-and-coming name within the defensive circles to take over the already-great unit.