In the NFL, having a good head coach and surrounding staff is essential to success more than any other sport. By the end of the 2012 season, many assistant coaches will have established themselves, or re-established themselves, as legitimate candidates for a few head coaching positions that are sure to open up.
Through seven weeks, we have already seen that process start to take form. Every team that finds themselves rebuilding, or heading in a new direction, wants to discover the next great head coach that can take their franchise all the way.
With that said, here are the top 10 current NFL assistant coaches in line for head coaching jobs.