San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman gets plenty of criticism from some fans, but he is held in high regard in league circles and is viewed by many as one of the best offensive coordinators in the game. Therefore it’s no surprise to hear that Roman has received interest from multiple NFL teams with head coaching vacancies, and he would be a tough loss for the 49ers. While Roman has shown interest in the Detroit Lions vacancy, a different NFC North team has contacted with with interest- and they aren’t the only team taking a look at him.
The NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Viking are interested in the Niners offensive coordinator, and Breer hints that interviews with both teams could be coming soon for Roman. Both of those teams could use a head coach on either side of the offense-defense spectrum, and the wide array of coaching candidates that both teams have shown interest in reflect this.
While the Vikings don’t have a franchise quarterback, Roman would definitely be working with RG3 in D.C., and that’s better than no franchise QB in most cases. However, Roman might be more interested in trying to find and groom his own QB, though not getting the right guy for the job could end up in him getting fired. Anyway, the Vikings job looks more attractive than the Redskins job to a head coach who views ownership as the most important piece (many head coaches do think like this), because Dan Snyder is not the friendliest owner around, whereas the Wilfs are much more patient.