Bill Cowher: The Next Coach for the Redskins?

    December 31, 2013

Many have speculated as to who will become the next head coach for the Washington Redskins. So, let the speculations begin! According to ESPN 980′s Chris Russell, there is one main candidate, and that candidate is Bill Cowher, who is currently an analyst for CBS’s The NFL Today. “There is mucho evidence to point to Bill Cowher being the leader in the clubhouse,” Russell said.

James Brown has followed the Washington Redskins, and went on WTOP to voice his opinion.

“First of all, he [Cowher] would be an excellent candidate for the job. No, I do not think Bill Cowher has met with Mr. Snyder at all, in person. He may have had his people, his agents, listen to what it is. And Bill Cowher has never said he’s ‘never’ going to return to the sidelines, but he’s enjoying his life. However, he said if he were to go back to the sidelines, it would have to be with great ownership in place, have to have an absolutely strong quarterback upon which and around whom to build, and clearly he would have to be paid handsomely. So you determine how many of those elements have been met,” Brown said.

There is no official word from Cowher on whether he would consider a coaching opportunity. Even though Cowher has not coached a NFL team since 2006, supporters have faith that the former coach has the capability to handle the responsibilities related to resuming a head coach position. While Cowher continues to appear in discussions regarding possible options other candidates have also been subjected to speculation.

Zac Boyer from The Washington Times compiled a list of potential candidates that in addition to Cowher includes: Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden (brother of Jon Gruden) as well as Ken Whisenhunt, who is the former head coach for the Arizona Cardinals. Who do you think should be the next coach to guide the Redskins?

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