Patriots Rumors: Dark horse replacements for Bill Belichick

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2. Bobby Slowik, Offensive Coordinator, Houston Texans

The Houston Texans currently boast the league's top passer, right now, in rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud. The Ohio State product leads the league in passing yardage and has been one of the NFL's biggest surprises this season. Actually, Houston's entire offense has been full of surprises.

Rookie wide receiver Tank Dell looks like a star in the making. Nico Collins is finally enjoying a big breakout. Even Devin Singletary has seen career days this season.

A lot of this is thanks to offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik. Eventually, Slowik should get plenty of attention if his Texans offense continues to succeed at this rate. He's a dark horse candidate mostly due to the fact that he is a first-year coordinator and likely won't have a ton of interest as a head coach.

Still, Slowik comes from the Kyle Shanahan coaching tree and that typically means a positive future if you want to be an NFL coach -- as long as your name isn't Luke Getsy.