Buffalo Bills News: Joe Brady becoming a hot OC candidate

Buffalo Bills, Joe Brady (Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports)
Buffalo Bills, Joe Brady (Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports) /

The conclusion of the NFL season means plenty of changes are on the horizon for the majority of teams, and that includes the Buffalo Bills.

But, the changes in Buffalo may be a bit more on the positive end of the news than negative. Offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey has been a name to watch in potential head coaching vacancies, meaning his spot will be up for grabs if he leaves.

Obviously, one of the likely replacements for Dorsey would be Bills quarterbacks coach Joe Brady, who was hired in 2022 for the position. After just one year in his spot, Brady could be ready for something bigger. Maybe that’s in Buffalo, maybe it ends up being elsewhere.

Nonetheless, working with Josh Allen and Dorsey has been great for Brady’s future career. Now, he’s become a top candidate for a few jobs. Whether it’s rumors or legitimate interest, his name has been floating all over the place.

Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach Joe Brady has been linked to several other jobs already this offseason

Let’s start with just a rumor at this point. Multiple outlets have linked Brady back to the collegiate level to replace Bill O’Brien at Alabama for their offensive coordinator position. His experience in the SEC, at LSU, could come into play here.

Along with chatter at the college level, Brady has actually gotten legitimate interest from other NFL clubs. The New York Jets requested permission to interview Brady for their offensive coordinator gig, as well as the Los Angeles Chargers.

New York recently just hired Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator, but Los Angeles still remains in play.

Prior to joining the Buffalo staff, Brady was the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers over two years, under Matt Rhule. With Rhule’s firing looking like a stain, his tenure in Carolina and any production (or lack thereof) might not necessarily count against him, as it was truly Rhule’s offense.

Going forward, it’ll be interesting to see if Brady gets any offers and whether he opts to stick in Buffalo with an opportunity to be promoted within, and the privilege of getting to work even closer with Josh Allen and the offense.

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