New Orleans Saints
- As a defensive coordinator
Despite having one of the worst passing offenses in the NFL this season, the New Orleans Saints are still on the brink of making the playoffs thanks to the performance of their defense. Through their first 16 games, the Saints rank fourth in points allowed, eighth in yards allowed, and first in yards allowed per rushing attempt.
Due to the success of the New Orleans defense this season, it’s possible that the team’s defensive coordinator, Dennis Allen, could leave to become a head coach for another team. If this happens, don’t be surprised if Saints head coach Sean Payton gives his buddy Mike Zimmer a call to become his new defensive coordinator.
Payton and Zimmer are friends and they worked together in the past when they were both members of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff. Of course, Zimmer joining New Orleans would mostly depend on whether Allen leaves or not.