Mike Vrabel’s stock is skyrocketing during his successful tenure in Houston. Is he ready to take on his first head coaching job?
Mike Vrabel played in the NFL for 14 seasons making one Pro Bowl, an All-Pro team, and winning three Super Bowls during his career.
Vrabel decided to get into coaching directly after his playing days were over. He returned to his alma mater as the linebackers coach at Ohio State in 2011, and he transitioned to coaching the defensive line for two seasons.
He got the call to join his former coach Bill O’Brien’s staff with the Houston Texans as their linebackers coach in 2014. Vrabel was promoted to defensive coordinator this season, and he’s had to deal with injuries to many of their star defenders.
However, the defense hasn’t been the problem for Houston as they’re still playing at a league-average level despite the loss of some major star power.
Mike Vrabel’s Fit in Indianapolis
Assuming Andrew Luck will be good to go for the beginning of the 2018 season, it’s hard to see the Colts taking a chance on an up-and-coming coach like Mike Vrabel. He has only been in the coaching profession since 2011, and Indianapolis may not want to go through the trials and tribulations of a first-time head coach.
While Mike Vrabel may have a very bright future as a head coach, this particular opening is not a good fit for him or the Colts’ franchise.
Here are some other coaches that should be on the Colts’ radar this offseason:
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