According to two sources of ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Buffalo Bills are immediately searching for a replacement for the fired Dick Jauron. And according to Schefter, their primary target is former Denver Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan.
Shanahan, who won Superbowls XXXII and XXXIII with the John Elway-era Broncos, is eager to return to the NFL after a two-year absence. The Bills are reportedly in the process of setting up a meeting with Shanahan.
The Bills have also expressed interest in Marc Trestman, who is currently the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Trestman succeeded Shanahan as offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers after Shanahan left to coach the Broncos.
Despite the coaching search, interim head coach Perry Fewell’s job is safe for the rest of this season, and the Bills are saying they will give him every opportunity to earn the full-time job.
But Fewell can’t posibly feel totally secure knowing the Bills are courting a two-time Superbowl winner with an extensive and impressive resume as a coach. For now, the job is Fewell’s to lose.