Brian Daboll certainly wasn’t the biggest name that the Miami Dolphins interviewed for their open offensive coordinator job, but he’s the one who will get the gig.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Daboll — the former Browns offensive coordinator under Eric Mangini — should be formally named to the job later Monday or Tuesday.
Former Vikings head coach Brad Childress met the Dolphins about the job, as did Cowboys tight end coach John Garrett. Chargers tight end coach Rob Chudzinski was believed to be the favorite for the job.
Daboll was well regarded from his time in New England and then under Eric Mangini with the Jets and Browns. Still, his Cleveland teams were among the league’s worst in yards and points in both of his seasons there.
There is more talent in Miami to work with than Cleveland, but this isn’t a hire that makes us think the Dolphins’ offensive philosophy will change that much.