Ranking the best HC fits for Joe Brady after recent interviews

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Which team would be the best fit for Carolina Panthers OC Joe Brady?

It’s been a busy first week of the offseason for Joe Brady. The offensive coordinator has participated in four head coaching interviews with teams wanting to know more about what he could offer their organization, and now all he and the Carolina Panthers can do is wait for a formal outcome.

This would represent a blow to the Carolina Panthers if Brady was to leave after one season calling plays. Head coach Matt Rhule has already lost a couple of important assistants to better opportunities at the college level and there is the possibility of Jason Simmons becomes the new defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys after he interviewed for the vacant post over the weekend.

It might be a little too soon for Brady. But NFL teams are always looking for the next great offensive mind to turn around their fortunes and the former LSU passing guru fits this sort of bill perfectly.

We took a look at the four teams that interviewed Brady, ranking them in terms of fit and potential for success.

Team No. 4

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Houston Texans

The Texans are an absolute mess. They won four games this season, don’t have a first or second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft following a trade with the Miami Dolphins, and they have a serious problem brewing regarding their franchise player Deshaun Watson.

The quarterback is reportedly ready to play “hard-ball” with Houston in a bid to force a move away from the franchise after certain promises weren’t kept. Although any potential trade regarding Watson would involve a bounty of picks, this is a pressure cooker ready to go off at any moment and not exactly the best sort of situation for a new head coach to be walking into.

Brady doesn’t have any experience when it comes to running an organization. So he would probably need assurances that Watson is willing to stick around before committing to such a move if given the chance.