Patriots Rumors: Dark horse replacements for Bill Belichick

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4. Ken Dorsey

In 2022, the Buffalo Bills were the no. 2 offense in football in both yards per game and in scoring. They were second in yards per rush and no. 1 in third down conversion rate. This season, the Bills took a bit of a step back, but there is no way you can attribute that to former offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey. Instead, head coach Sean McDermott used Dorsey as his scapegoat. It might end up being McDermott's job, at the end of the year, that's also lost.

Before he was fired, Dorsey had the Bills sitting as a top-10 offense, yet quarterback Josh Allen was hurting his offense with turnovers and the team, overall, was less disciplined in crucial moments. This was not on the shoulders of Dorsey, which is why he should have no problem getting another coordinator gig in the near future.

He's a dark horse for a head coach gig, though, because of the fact that he was just fired as an offensive coordinator. Dorsey is familiar with the AFC East, though, after having spent the last five years with Buffalo. So, he has familiarity with how current AFC East defenses are run and how to beat them. That gives him an edge, and at the very least, he should be considered for the team's next offensive coordinator.