Beat me to this topic. Because I’d expect Lynn to take a college job at this point. Writing is on the wall for him.
Sleeper candidate; Doug Pederson
Pederson was unceremoniously jettisoned by Philly. But he guided the franchise to its first Lombardi Trophy in 2018 and reached the playoffs three of his five seasons there. Pederson has a strong reputation as a quarterback guru and play caller. He helped a flawed Carson Wentz play at or near an MVP level, then won the Super Bowl with his backup against Tom Brady. A couple good years here along with the development of our next QB, and he’d be an attractive option for another HQ gig which I see as the reason Detroit might be attractive.
I haven’t noticed any college OCs working talent like Joe Burrow, Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, Terrace Marshall, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire this year… so it might be tough to find another Joe Brady right away.
OK, here’s my NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS choice, who would never come here. Peyton Manning. Guy already was basically calling plays for eighteen years.
For some serious college names that are realistic, Mark Whipple, offensive coordinator, University of Pittsburgh, if you’re looking for a productive, but experienced coordinator with NFL experience. Tyson Helton, on the other hand, is an innovative offensive mind with a record of getting the most out of the people he coaches.
Rob Chudzinski and Scott Linehan are both experienced offensive coordinators with multiple successful seasons under their belt if you want to go the retread route, and both are available.
If Campbell wants to poach someone he’s familiar with, Ronald Curry of the Saints would be one logical choice, or Duce Staley if he wants to keep it in house.