Chicago Bears: Coaches to pursue who may leave their team in 2021

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Chicago Bears, Brian Daboll
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1. Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator

Whether it be for head coach or for the same position, offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll needs to be a guy the Bears keep their eyes on. Daboll has been coaching in the NFL for two decades now, and his most recent experience appears to have him ready to take on a bigger role in the next couple of years.

Since 2018, Daboll has been the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills. That same year when Daboll was hired, the Bills drafted Josh Allen. Over two and a half seasons, Daboll and Allen have grown tremendously. Now, in year three, Allen is having a career season, throwing for over 275 yards per game (22 passing touchdowns) while still showing he can get it done on the ground, too.

Allen is pacing for 32 passing touchdowns and just under 10 rushing touchdowns, for a total of nearly 42 total touchdowns on the year. Daboll has been there every step of the way, and he’s been a huge reason why Allen is having the season he’s had.

Prior to his gig in Buffalo, Daboll served one season as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Alabama, where he worked with both Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. The four seasons before that, he spent with the New England Patriots as a tight ends coach and offensive assistant — yes, that means he of course worked with Rob Gronkowski alongside Tom Brady.

Daboll is as qualified as anyone looking to make one more stop and prove his worth as an offensive coordinator before he takes on a head coaching position, and that’s if he doesn’t get considered for the big role in 2021.