Saints Rumors: 5 replacements for Dennis Allen

It's time to start seriously considering other options.
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The New Orleans Saints still aren't out of the NFC South race, believe it or not. They still have a mathematical shot.

But, if we're being honest with ourselves, this team wouldn't do much if they did get into the postseason and don't have a bright outlook for their near future. It is time to let go of Dennis Allen, whether it be now or at the season's end.

Let's be real. If you're a team that's sitting just above the Chicago Bears in points per game on the season, it doesn't matter what the other stats say. You need to hire an offensive-minded head coach.

Here are a few to keep an eye on.

1. Eric Bieniemy, Offensive Coordinator, Washington Commanders

One of the biggest surprises around the league this year has been the unbelievable amount of passing coming at the hand of Sam Howell, who currently ranks second in the league in passing yards. Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has been known for his pass-happy, creative scheming, but who knew it would equate to this type of volume from an unknown and unproven quarterback?

For a while now, Bieniemy has been a qualified candidate to take over as a head coach somewhere in need of big offensive changes. The Saints have enough weapons, when healthy, for Bieniemy to use and use well. Derek Carr is good enough for Bieniemy to still get the most out of, even at his age.

Bieniemy was credited with helping those Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs offenses to big years before stepping into the same role in Washington. He's proven he can get the most out of his quarterbacks, and he'd be a great fit for Carr and company.