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Bengals assistant emerging as candidate for Colts, Cardinals

Brian Callahan talks to the media

A Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach is emerging as a candidate for the head coach positions of the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals.

Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan interviewed with the Colts on Wednesday for the second time. He is one of seven candidates to receive a second interview with Indianapolis.

In addition to talking with the Colts on Wednesday, Callahan is scheduled to talk with the Cardinals on Thursday.

Callahan, 38, has been the offensive coordinator for the Bengals since 2019, which is when Zac Taylor was hired as their head coach. The Bengals have been seventh in the league in points the last two regular seasons, both when Joe Burrow was healthy. Taylor calls the plays for the offense.

Callahan is the son of former Raiders and Nebraska coach Bill Callahan. He began his NFL career as an assistant for the 2010 Denver Broncos. He remained with the Broncos through 2015 before being hired by the Lions and then the Raiders. The 38-year-old reportedly received an endorsement from a Colts legend.

Callahan was a walk-on at UCLA and briefly lived on the same dorm floor as the writer of this article.


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