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Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll the favorite for Los Angeles Chargers job, per report

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is the favorite to land the Los Angeles Chargers’ coaching job, according to Adam Schefter at ESPN. Daboll has interviewed for the Chargers and the New York Jets, but the Jets hired Robert Saleh this week. He’s also been linked to the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles openings, but has not interviewed there.

Daboll and Chargers general manager Tom Telesco went to high school together and both have the same agent, which has fueled speculation from the start of the search process. The fact that Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert has been favorably compared to Bills QB Josh Allen has also driven expectations that Daboll would be the guy to take Herbert’s game to the next level like he did for the Bills and Allen.

Daboll interviewed for the Chargers last Sunday after the Bills’ Wild Card win and if Buffalo win on Saturday, can’t interview again until after the AFC Championship Game eight days from now. If the Bills lose on Saturday, Daboll can immediately interview and negotiate with the Chargers. So let’s go win, folks.

Internal candidates to replace Daboll are quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey and receivers coach Chad Hall. Dorsey interviewed for the offensive coordinator job in 2017 before the Bills hired Rick Dennison. They fired Dennison after one season, hiring Daboll. Dorsey joined the Bills in 2019 after QB coach David Culley left to join the Baltimore Ravens’ coaching staff. Hall has been with the Bills since 2017, first serving as offensive quality control before being promoted to wide receivers coach in 2019.