Alex Marvez of the Sporting News is reporting that Mike McCoy and Rob Chudzinski are top two candidates for the Bills’ offensive coordinator position.
Marvez points out that both McCoy and Chudzinski have tied to Panthers HC Sean McDermott.
Chudzinski, 49, began his NFL coaching career with the Browns back in 2004 as their tight ends coach. He had brief stints with the Chargers before he was hired by the Panthers as their offensive coordinator in 2011. After two season in Carolina, Chudzinski departed to become the Browns head coach but was fired after just one season.
Since then, Chudzinski has worked as the Colts’ associate head coach and offensive coordinator.
The Buffalo Bills announced Friday that they’ve officially parted ways with offensive coordinator Rick Dennison.
According to Albert Breer, former Chargers HC Mike McCoy is someone worth keeping a “close eye on” in regards to the Bills’ offensive coordinator vacancy.
Mike Rodak adds that Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo is also a potential option for the Bills.
McCoy’s name has come up a couple of times in the past few weeks, but he has yet to interview for an offensive coordinator job. Given where we are in the coaching cycle, it wouldn’t be surprising to see McCoy begin to generate more interest with the Seahawks being another speculative option.
McCoy, 45, began his NFL coaching career with the Panthers back in 2000 as their quarterbacks coach. He spent nine years in Carolina before departing to take the Broncos’ offensive coordinator position in 2009.
After four years of running the Broncos’ offense, the Chargers hired him as their head coach before firing him after the 2016 season. The Broncos hired him as offensive coordinator soon after but he was, unfortunately, fired a few weeks ago.
During his four years in San Diego, McCoy led the Chargers to a record of 27-36 (42.9 percent), which includes one playoff appearance and a playoff win.