Denver Broncos: 5 early options to replace Vic Fangio as head coach
Byron Leftwich, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Byron Leftwich is quickly rising the ranks of top offensive coordinators in the league and with a Super Bowl ring to his credit, his resume is starting to look pretty good too.
A former NFL quarterback himself, Leftwich knows what it takes to win at the professional level. His close work with Tom Brady is not going to hurt his chances either.
It may be a bit too early for Leftwich to jump up to the head coach of a team as he’s only been in coaching since 2017. Teams may want to see him get some more experience. But if he were to win another ring this year, that could certainly expedite the process.
Like most of the names on this list, Leftwich would also be great for the relationship with the team’s quarterback. Leftwich played 10 seasons in the league for four different teams. He also went from being a starter and the perceived franchise quarterback to being benched before becoming a backup for the latter part of his career.
He would be able to speak and teach from that experience which could be highly valuable to whoever the quarterback in Denver is at that point.
Leftwich is still young and learning in the coaching game but he could certainly be a good wild card candidate to land a job in 2022.