Ranking the best HC fits for Joe Brady after recent interviews

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Carolina Panthers
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Los Angeles Chargers

This is the top job available, of that there is little doubt. The Los Angeles Chargers are loaded with talent on both sides of the ball and with a few tweaks, they could be a playoff contender in no time at all.

Anthony Lynn picked up a lot of heat for his situational calls during close games in 2020. This played a leading role in the respected figure eventually being fired but it’s hard to look at their weapons and not feel like this is the perfect sort of situation for Joe Brady to begin his head coaching career.

They have a stud quarterback in rookie sensation Justin Herbert, who is a leading candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year after making the smoothest of transitions to the next level. Couple this with a dual-threat running back in Austin Ekeler, the wide receiver duo of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, together with tight end Hunter Henry – providing he is re-signed – and this offense is going to be special.

Their defense contains big-time players such as Joey Bosa, Derwin James, Kenneth Murray, and Justin Jones, who can form a core foundation from which to build an improved unit during the offseason.

Everything is in place for a new head coach to succeed in Los Angeles. Although the Carolina Panthers won’t want to lose Brady after just one year, this would be an immensely hard opportunity to walk away from.