The Falcons brass is going to be extremely busy over the next couple of weeks. They are currently meeting with Bill Belichick, and while he appears to be the clear frontrunner, Atlanta is still keeping their options open. Next on the docket, a second interview with Jim Harbaugh.
The #Falcons are scheduling a second interview with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for next week, per sources.
So with Bill Belichick in Atlanta for more meetings today, the Falcons also want to continue the conversation with Harbaugh, who met in-person with them on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/bcAfwpjp53
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 19, 2024
I’ve made it very clear about my feelings regarding Jim Harbaugh throughout this process. He’s my top candidate for the job. He has an elite resume, much like Belichick, but he’s a decade younger and has shown he can get the most out of any quarterback, regardless of the style of play. It seems like a long shot, given his connections to the Chargers, but Los Angeles has a messy cap situation that could make Atlanta a more preferable destination for Harbaugh.
The Falcons will also be meeting with former Titans head coach Mike Vrabel for the first time, and Bills offensive coordinator Joe Brady.
Source: Former Titans head coach Mike Vrabel is being scheduled for an interview next week with the Atlanta Falcons for their vacant head-coaching position.
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) January 19, 2024
— Tori McElhaney (@tori_mcelhaney) January 19, 2024
Vrabel would be another slam dunk hire for the Falcons. He was shockingly fired after missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, but the roster he was given was barren of talent. Prior to the 2022 season, Vrabel led the Titans to three straight playoff appearances.
Joe Brady is an intriguing candidate. He doesn’t have the head coaching experience like a lot of the guys the Falcons seem to be targeting, but he’s an attractive bright young offensive mind that was credited for LSU’s historic 2019 offense. He’s also been a big part of the Buffalo Bills resurgence this season since taking over as their offensive coordinator. Eventually, I expect him to get a shot as a head coach; however, I would be shocked if it was with the Falcons.
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