Early head coach candidates for the Saints to consider in 2023

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Kellen Moore (Cowboys Offensive Coordinator)

It feels like Moore won't stick with the Cowboys for another season. He's going to get attention this offseason in the head coaching interviews and for good reason. Even when Dak Prescott went down with an injury, Moore kept the team afloat with Cooper Rush as his quarterback. The former quarterback is going to be one of the hottest commodities on the head-coaching trail this offseason.

Frank Reich (Former Colts Head Coach)

Some people might want to stay far away from Reich after how the Colts' season went in 2022 but the guy ended his tenure in Indianapolis with a winning record. He also managed to do that despite having a different quarterback every year. Things went south for him after Andrew Luck retired but Reich helped keep the Colts afloat for the most part. The Colts made the playoffs in 2020 with an aging Philip Rivers as his signal-caller and nearly made it last year despite Carson Wentz leading the offense. I'd be totally onboard with New Orleans bringing Reich in.

DeMeco Ryans (49ers Defensive Coordinator)

I've mostly avoided putting defensive-minded guys on here because Dennis Allen skews that way and it hasn't gone well this year. Ryans, however, would be an exciting candidate. The 49ers have the best overall defense in the league and haven't missed a beat since Robert Saleh left to take the Jets' head coach job last year.