2. Kellen Moore, Offensive Coordinator, Los Angeles Chargers
Another young, offensive mind who has interviewed for head coaching vacancies before is Kellen Moore, who is on his second OC stint, and this one is with the Los Angeles Chargers. Moore feels like a head coach; it's just a matter of time before he gets his shot. He's just 34 and could have decades of time left in the NFL as a coach.
He's now in his fifth overall year as an offensive coordinator in the NFL, and his units have ranked in the top 10 a whopping four years. He's off to another strong start in 2023, coaching up the current seventh-ranked scoring offense in LA. His passing offenses have been a bit more productive than his rushing offenses, and that should not come as a surprise, as Moore was a QB himself. Moore would be a nice pick to develop a young QB and get some production out of this inept Patriots' offense.
3. Dan Quinn, Defensive Coordinator, Dallas Cowboys
Let's stick with the same team and go on the defensive side. Dan Quinn has had this Cowboys' defense playing elite football for years now. He took over one of the worst units in the NFL when he latched on with the Cowboys back in 2021, and ever since then, they've had the best D in the NFL over that span of time.
Dan Quinn also served as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 2015-2020, going 43-42 during that tenure. He also boasts a 3-2 playoff record and did make a Super Bowl with Atlanta in 2016. I think we all know what happened during that game. Quinn is 53 years old and is probably going to get one more shot as a head coach in the NFL.
Quinn could be a great hire if you are someone who believes the Patriots should gravitate to a more veteran-minded coach. Quinn is also clearly someone who has adapted to the modern-day NFL in a time where young coaches are dominating the sport.