The Alabama Crimson Tide have been lucky enough to have Nick Saban as their head coach for quite some time and he has built them into a yearly contender. There aren’t many schools that have coaches on the same level as Saban, which is why there are going to be plenty of NFL teams offering him contracts.
Both the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts have been mentioned in rumors surrounding Saban. They are teams that could be searching for a head coach in the near future, but neither of them make as much sense for him as Alabama does.
Kevin McGuire of College Football Talk explained why he doesn’t feel that either NFL team makes sense for Saban to join over Alabama.
“Personally, I can’t see Saban coaching anywhere else but Alabama. In my mind, Saban is far more likely to retire for good before jumping back into the world of the NFL. There was a time I thought Saban could potentially flirt with trying to redeem himself at the NFL level after things went south with the Dolphins, but Saban has just too good of a thing going at Alabama.”
Saban would make an excellent NFL head coach and could help either the Giants or Colts take a big step forward. Indianapolis would be a very interesting fit for him, especially due to the fact that they have Andrew Luck as their star quarterback. He would be given a team that will compete for a Super Bowl appearance each and every year for the foreseeable future.
That being said, he is an amazing college football head coach.
Alabama is paying him a large sum of money and he is allowed to do whatever he wants with his team each and every season. Over the last few years, Saban has built a legacy for himself with the Crimson Tide as well.
Giving up everything that he has built at Alabama to make the jump to the professional ranks just doesn’t make sense. Saban is happy with where he’s at and it isn’t likely that any team will be able to pry him away. There will be teams that try and it will be interesting to see if any of them can get him to bite.
Don’t expect to see Saban leaving Alabama anytime soon, as it just doesn’t make sense for him to leave college football at this stage of his career.
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