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NFL Rumors: HC Candidates, Sean Payton, Adam Gase, & Giants

HC Candidates

  • Jay Glazer reports that Bears OC Adam Gase if the No. 1 coaching candidate right now.
  • Bengals OC Hue Jackson is also a hot name right now along with Jaguars assistant Doug Marrone and Lions DC Teryl Austin.
  • The Eagles reportedly contacted former HC Andy Reid about who he believes would be a good candidate for their job. Chiefs OC Doug Pederson is reportedly a leading candidate for the Eagles job.
  • According to La Canfora, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels would be interested in the Giants and Titans.
  • Jason La Canfora would discount Mike Holmgren’s interest in the 49ers’ job. La Canfora mentions that Holmgren could put together a top coaching staff.
  • In the event that Jim Schwartz does not get a head-coaching job, Jason La Canfora expects him to be a “coveted” defensive coordinator. According to La Canfora, Schwartz is building house in Nashville and loves it there. He also has ties to coaching candidates Doug Marrone and Josh McDaniels.

Sean Payton

  • Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Saints HC Sean Payton is meeting with GM Mickey Loomis tomorrow to discuss his future in New Orleans.
  • Glazer mentioned that the Saints could consider trading him if a team was willing to part with a second-rounder.
  • Sean Payton is expected to be linked to the 49ers and Colts, according to Glazer.

Adam Gase

  • Jason La Canfora reports that Bears OC Adam Gase will have tough decision to make regarding where he’ll interview first.
  • The Browns, Dolphins and Eagles all have “serious interest” in Gase right now.

Giants

  • Dan Graziano reports that Giants HC Tom Coughlin has his entire family is at today’s game. Coughlin reportedly he asked them to come, but didn’t reveal his plans to them.
  • Jason La Canfora reports that if Coughlin does retire as many expect, Sean Payton would be “very interested” in their head-coaching job. However, La Canfora isn’t sure the Giants will be willing to trade for a head coach, even with Payton’s strong ties to the team.