Tom Pelissero of NFL Media is reporting that the Chargers have requested permission to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll for their head-coaching job.
The Chargers are now up to five interview requests including:
- Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus (Requested)
- Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley (Requested)
- Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady (Requested)
- Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett (Requested)
- Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll (Requested)
Daboll, 45, began his NFL coaching career in 1997 with Williams & Mary. He spent a few years at Michigan State before being hired by the Patriots in 2000 as a defensive coaching assistant.
Daboll worked his way up to WRs coach before departing for a job with the Jets and eventually landing the offensive coordinator job in 2009. After short stints with the Browns, Dolphins, Chiefs and Patriots, Alabama hired him as their offensive coordinator.
From there, Daboll joined the Bills as their offensive coordinator for the 2018 season.
In 2020, the Bills’ offense ranked No. 2 in yards per game, No. 2 in points per game, No. 3 in passing yards per game and No. 20 in rushing yards per game.
We’ll have more on the Chargers coaching search as the news is available.