4 head coaching candidates the Commanders should avoid in 2024

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Commanders should avoid Kellen Moore

  • Offensive Coordinator | Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers finally pulled the plug on Brandon Staley's time as head coach following yet another embarrassing loss on Thursday Night Football against the Las Vegas Raiders. This was a long time coming, but it's increased competition for the Washington Commanders in their quest to find the right candidate.

What this means for Kellen Moore's future is undecided. The Chargers offense hasn't been their biggest problem this season, but there's a good chance he's deemed surplus to requirements for the second-straight year once a new head coach comes into the fold.

Moore got interest in head coaching jobs during the last cycle. He was reportedly second only to Frank Reich when the Carolina Panthers narrowed things down. He's evolving as a leader and has drawn praise from quarterback Justin Herbert for his methods this season. He fits the mold of a young coach with the world at his feet.

While the Commanders could interview Moore, it seems as if Josh Harris' ownership group is looking to make a bigger splash. If Washington does go down the route of a first-time head coach, there are better options around them the former Boise State college quarterback.

One only has to look at how the Dallas Cowboys offense is performing without Moore calling plays to see where potential complications could arise. Simply put, the Commanders need more of a spark heading into a critical period of transition once Ron Rivera is relieved of his duties.