Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has been getting a lot of attention around the league for possible head coaching vacancies, including interviewing with both the New York Jets and Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Now defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is also drawing attention from at least one team. Frazier told the media on Monday during his weekly zoom call that the Houston Texans have inquired with the Bills about setting up an interview for their vacant head coach position.
Leslie Frazier said he was made aware today that the Texans have inquired with the Bills about an interview for their vacant head coach position.
— Sal Capaccio ? (@SalSports) January 11, 2021
The Texans fired Bill O’Brien just four weeks into the regular season and replaced him with Romeo Crennel on an interim basis.
Frazier has been a head coach in the NFL before, going 24-32-1 with a Minnesota Vikings from 2010-2013. The Bills defense has ranked in the top-three in the NFL in yards allowed in two of his four seasons as defensive coordinator (2018 and 2019), and second in points allowed in 2019. This season, the Bills defense ranked 16th overall in points allowed and 14th in yards against.
Under current NFL protocols, head coaching candidates may be interviewed all this week, but if the Bills were to win their Divisional Round playoff game on Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens, both Frazier and Daboll would not be allowed to be interviewed by other clubs until at least January 25. All interviews must be conducted virtually.
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