New Orleans Saints’ Aaron Glenn could be potential Jason Garrett replacement
The New Orleans Saints don’t boast too many head coach hopefuls on their roster, but secondary coach Aaron Glenn may be one of them.
The Dallas Cowboys have almost had enough of head coach Jason Garrett after winning his first three games of the season and losing his last three. That said, New Orleans Saints’ Aaron Glenn would be a capable replacement.
While Glenn doesn’t have much experience calling plays or leading a team, the NFL has proven that’s not necessarily what makes a great head coach.
Look at Zac Taylor. He was able to get the Bengals’ gig without much head coach experience, coming to the Quenn City after being the Rams’ QB coach. Although 0-6, Cincinnati believes they got a winner with Taylor.
As for Glenn, there are two things that make him a capable candidate. The first is his ties to Texas. Playing his college ball at Texas A&M, the 47-year-old was born in Humble, Texas which is about a five hour drive from Dallas.
Glenn literally came from Humble beginnings.
That said, from A&M, Glenn was a first-round pick by the Jets back in 1994. The three-time All-Pro transitoned to the coaching side of the game after an ankle injury cut his final season in 2008 short.
After his retirement, Glenn went to manage the Houston Stallions, showing a desire to be back around Texas. When the opportunity approached, he went back to the NFL game as a scout. That’s the second aspect of Glenn’s experiences that may make him a quality candidate.
Glenn doesn’t have a track record of leadership, but he has led one of the league’s better secondaries over the last few seasons, helping develop players like Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple.
The Saints have had Glenn coaching their secondary since 2016. New Orleans doesn’t keep coaches that don’t succeed, and Glenn’s spent the last few seasons helping the Saints and doing a great job at it.
If the search runs dry, Dallas should look into a Texas-born coach that has a record as a scout and a successful leader.