Five NFL teams are currently looking for head coaches, which are the most sought-after leaders in the league.
For someone who is offensively-minded, accepting an offensive coordinator job can be a moral victory, if not selected for a head coaching job.
Earlier today, Jim Caldwell made his coaching decision abundantly clear.
The #Commanders reached out to former #Colts and #Lions head coach Jim Caldwell about their vacant OC job, sources tell me and @RapSheet, but he told them he’s only pursuing head-coaching opportunities. He’s interviewed for two this cycle.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 13, 2023
The Washington Commanders reportedly reached out to former Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts head coach Caldwell about their offensive coordinator position, but he has made his intentions well-known moving forward.
Caldwell will likely only accept a coaching job this offseason if it is for a head coaching position.
With the amount of experience that Caldwell has as a head coach, it makes sense that he would feel this way.
At a certain point, getting offered an offensive coordinator position could seem like a slight, especially when you have already been a head coach.
Less than a week removed from the 2022 regular season coming to a close, Caldwell has already interviewed for the head coaching positions at the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.
Both of those teams would be a good fit for Caldwell, given that there is a lot of young talent on both teams, and both could grow under his guidance and expertise.
The question will likely be, will either of these teams take a chance on Caldwell?
There are a lot of qualified candidates that are looking for head coaching jobs in this cycle.
Stay tuned for the coming months, in what should be an exciting offseason.