NFL Coaching Carousel: 3 Teams That Should Be Trying to Hire Mike McCoy

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IJanuary 4, 2013

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 30:  Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy of the Denver Broncos looks on from the sideline during a game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 30, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-6.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is one of the hottest head coaching candidates on the market right now.

Why wouldn't he be? 

According to Football Outsiders, Denver finished the season with the third-most touchdowns and total points per drive. 

Oh wait, it's all because of Peyton Manning, right?

Well, Manning's presence undoubtedly has helped, but the iconic signal-caller did give McCoy a ringing endorsement in a recent USA Today article.

So, which teams should be trying to strike a deal with the Broncos offensive coordinator?  

Buffalo Bills

After Chan Gailey spent the overwhelming majority of the 2012 regular season blatantly mismanaging Ryan Fitzpatrick and C.J. Spiller, the Bills need a head coach who will tailor his scheme around the club's talent.

Despite being vastly underutilized, Spiller emerged as a dynamic superstar this season, and the team needs to be built to cater to his speed game.

Actually, finding a young quarterback to eventually be the franchise guy at the game's most important position is priority No. 1.

With McCoy, they'll get a young and progressive offensive mind. He's a coach that drastically altered his scheme when the Denver Broncos switched from Kyle Orton to Tim Tebow in 2011 and certainly didn't hold back Peyton Manning in 2012.

The Bills defense needs work, but offense rules today's NFL, and one has to think McCoy is the type of guy who could get the most out of Buffalo's offensive talent and give Spiller the amount of touches he deserves.

Chicago Bears

Bears GM Phil Emery said the following upon firing head coach Lovie Smith (h/t ProFootballTalk.com), "During the course of coach Smith’s years here we’ve had one offense that was ranked in the top 15.”

With McCoy at the helm, it's reasonable to believe Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte would be happy. Plus there is still a core of defensive talent in Chicago. Although a new system could further complicate things for Cutler, McCoy has shown the willingness to play to strengths of his players.

With Emery craving an offensive jolt from the sidelines, McCoy appears to be a prime candidate.  

Philadelphia Eagles

With LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek, it's safe to say the Eagles have an attractive nucleus of offensive talent. 

Though injuries and a ridiculous rash of turnovers led to a total of 12 wins over the last two seasons, the young talent in Philadelphia would undoubtedly be enticing for McCoy.

After 14 years of Andy Reid, a breath of fresh air would be welcomed. 

The team did go heavy on defense in the 2012 draft, so adding even more offensive pieces could be in line if McCoy were to be hired in Philadelphia.