Jim Schwartz joins Frank Reich as candidates for Bills coaching job

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Frank Reich is seen as the front runner for the Bills open head coaching position but the team will consider option options.

According to Tim Graham one of those other options is defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz who is coming off his first season with the Bills. Schwartz is best known for being the vocal head coach who took over the Lions following an 0-16 season. During a five year run he produced a 29-51 regular season record and one appearance in the playoffs.

The Bills have already requested permission from the Chargers to interview the 53-year-old Reich who served as their offensive coordinator in 2014. Reich is a bit of a Buffalo sports legend spending the first 10 years of his NFL career with the Bills playing behind Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. While Reich has been coaching since 2008 he has never done so in the head coaching capacity in either the NCAA or the NFL.

While the Bills have a talented roster the lack of a quarterback and questions about the front office will plague this job. It is the reason that Doug Marrone opted out of his contract and appears set to join the Jets.