Bill O’Brien coaching rumors: NFL insider offers latest possibility amid coaching cycle
Bill O’Brien continues to receive NFL interest in terms of media reports, and possible landing spots depending on which franchise makes a hire of a certain coach.
The latest comes from ESPN insider Adam Schefter, who pointed out that if the Raiders and Josh McDaniels get a deal done to make him the next Las Vegas head coach, a potential offensive coordinator replacement in New England could be O’Brien, the Alabama offensive coordinator.
O’Brien has been mentioned for other NFL jobs, most recently as a possible OC if Brian Flores is hired by the New York Giants as head coach. O’Brien has interviewed for the head coaching vacancy with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he was also connected to the Carolina Panthers in recent weeks as a possible offensive coordinator candidate.
If the Raiders and Josh McDaniels get a deal done to make him the next Las Vegas HC, a potential OC replacement in New England could be former Patriots’ assistant Bill O’Brien.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 27, 2022
O’Brien in his first season led Alabama to having the No. 5 total offense in America this season as QB Bryce Young also won the Heisman Trophy. He took over an offense this season that previously had the likes of Heisman Trophy-winning wide receiver DeVonta Smith, along with quarterback Mac Jones and tailback Najee Harris, and kept the Crimson Tide at a high level on offense.
O’Brien spent more than 6 years as the Texans head coach, and went 52-48 with 4 AFC South titles and 4 playoff appearances. The Texans fired the 51-year-old O’Brien after an 0-4 start last season.
O’Brien previously spent 2 years as Penn State’s coach in 2012 and 2013.