According to Jason La Canfora, former Lions HC Jim Caldwell is ready to return to coaching and should be a strong candidate for a number of head coaching vacancies this offseason.
Caldwell joined the Dolphins this offseason as an assistant head coach/quarterback coach but took a leave of absence in July to deal with health issues.
Before that, Caldwell interviewed for a number of head coaching vacancies for 2019 after he was fired by Detroit following the conclusion of the 2017 season.
La Canfora says Caldwell should be another strong coaching candidate this offseason and has the support of the league office. He could also return to the Dolphins.
Caldwell, 64, began his head coaching career with the Colts back in 2009 after taking over for Tony Dungy. He spent three years in charge of Indianapolis before he was fired after the 2011 season.
After a stint with the Ravens as their offensive coordinator, the Lions hired him as their head coach in 2015. Detroit made the decision to move on from Caldwell in 2018 and he agreed to join the Dolphins’ coaching staff this past January.
During his seven years as a head coach for the Colts and Lions, Caldwell led them to a record of 62-50 (55.4 percent) which includes four playoff appearances and one trip to the AFC Championship game.