Betting favorite released for next head coach of Miami Dolphins

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In the opinion of a betting website, the apparent favorite for the Miami Dolphins head coaching job is Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.

While he likely has plenty of interest in the job, the 46-year-old Daboll’s current focus is on the New England Patriots, the Bills’ playoff opponent this weekend.

There are a number of reasons why Daboll stands out as the favorite, with one of them being that he already has a history with the Dolphins. That came in 2011, when he was the team’s offensive coordinator under former head coach Tony Sparano.

Daboll has never been an NFL head coach before, but he has plenty of experience, including a pair of stints with the Patriots. He’s also been assistant with not only the Bills, but also the Dolphins’ other AFC East rival, the New York Jets.

Besides that lengthy run, one of the more intriguing aspects of Daboll being hired would be because he also served as the University of Alabama’s offensive coordinator during their 2017 season.

In that campaign, Daboll ran the Crimson Tide’s offense and had as one of his quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa, who saw action in eight games that year.

Tagovailoa ended up capping what turned out to be a national championship season with three touchdown passes in the national championship victory over the University of Georgia.

If Daboll is hired, the Dolphins certainly wouldn’t mind duplicating that scenario. However, for the present, they’re likely more concerned with simply reaching the playoffs.

Daboll’s potential hiring date may not occur for a while if the Bills happen to make a deep playoff run.