Ranking the best HC fits for Joe Brady after recent interviews

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New York Jets

This would probably be higher had the New York Jets not won two games to deny them the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. They seemed like a lock to win the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes before racking off a pair of triumphs down the stretch that could significantly hamper their expected rebuild.

Just what they’re going to do now is anybody’s guess. There is an obvious temptation for the team to take someone with the ability of Justin Fields out of Ohio State. But they might also go with an elite left tackle prospect such as Penei Sewell and stick with Sam Darnold for one more season.

Adam Gase was never going to stick around as head coach, which might spell the end for Darnold at MetLife Stadium in the process. It’s a little early to give up on the former first-round pick just yet, although a fresh start is probably best for all parties at this juncture.

Should Joe Brady leave the Carolina Panthers in favor of the Jets, it’s almost like working with a blank slate. They do have a few exciting young players from which to build around. But the magnitude of the task awaiting Gang Green’s new head coach cannot be underestimated.

He appears to be a popular choice among Jets fans on social media if the organization goes in this particular direction. Brady is the sort of coach that normally rises through the NFL ranks quickly and it wouldn’t be a shock to see a team take him on in the coming weeks.