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Why the LA Chargers hiring Brian Daboll now feels like a guarantee

Nov 8, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll walks the field prior to a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 8, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll walks the field prior to a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. The other realistic, worthwhile candidates for the LA Chargers have been hired

The LA Chargers are exploding every possible option to be the next head coach. The team is interviewing Jason Garrett, proving that they are not leaving a single stone unturned.

However, there very obviously were some preferred candidates during the search. And at this point in time, all of those preferred candidates who had the best chance of signing with the Bolts have been hired elsewhere.

Robert Saleh has been hired by the New York Jets and Arthur Smith has reportedly been offered the Atlanta Falcons job. Urban Meyer, the biggest name available who was connected to the Bolts briefly, has been hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Those were the options that were up there with Daboll in terms of likelihood and they are all off the market. That isn’t to say that there aren’t other options still available, but Daboll is clearly favored much more than those other options.

The next-two most likely candidates, in my opinion, are Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady and Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator, Brandon Staley. Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is also an option, although he has been losing steam in recent days and makes more sense for the Philadelphia Eagles, who love hiring from the Andy Reid coaching tree.

So the only other opening that Daboll interviewed for is now closed and the other candidates that seemingly had as much of a likelihood as Daboll have been hired elsewhere. If that’s not enough to think that Daboll is coming to LA, don’t worry, there’s one more telling sign.

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