With the end of the NFL regular season comes changes, as teams let go of head coaches and general managers in search of a fresh start. Black Monday is typically when the coaching carousel starts, since it’s the day that most teams fire underachieving coaches.
It can start earlier, such as when Ben McAdoo got released in December, but for the most part teams don’t start making moves until the regular season is done.
As coaching rumors and news heats up, we’ll be tracking all the action here. Follow us from the first job opening up, to the last one getting filled.
- Bruce Arians has been hounded by retirement rumors most of the season, and he’s vehemently denied them every time. The latest report came from Pro Football Weekly, which Arians decried as “fake news.”
- He’ll likely retire after the season, according to a Sunday morning report from Adam Schefter. However, the team may try to convince him to stick around one more year. Update: Arians decided to retire.
- The Cardinals have requested an interview with Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo, per Schefter.
- Following Arians’ retirement, the Cardinals have also asked to interview Eagles DC Jim Schwartz and Patriots DC Matt Patricia, according to Rapoport.
- The Cardinals also want to interview Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, per Schefter.
- The Cardinals requested an interview with former Titans head coach and current Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, according to Rapoport.
- Defensive coordinator James Bettcher is set to interview for the head coaching job as soon as Wednesday, Jan. 3, per Rapoport.
- The Cardinals will talk to Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong about the head coaching job, according to Sam Farmer.
- Vikings OC Pat Shurmur will meet with the Cardinals on Thursday, Jan. 4, per Mike Garafolo.
- The Cardinals’ brass made a trip to Philadelphia to meet interview John DeFilippo and Jim Schwartz on Friday, Jan. 5, according to Jeff McLane.
- The Cardinals interviewed Patriots LBs coach Brian Flores, and Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
- The Cardinals interviewed Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak.
- Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong interviewed with the Cardinals on Monday, Jan. 8, per Vaughn McClure.
- Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks will interview with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Jan. 10, according to Josina Anderson.
- According to one report, the Cardinals are expected to hire Pat Shurmur. Unless he goes to the Giants, where he’s also a finalist.
- ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Jan. 13 that Brian Flores, the Patriots' linebackers coach, "is very much in play in Arizona."
- John DeFilippo and Mike Munchak are expected to get second interviews for the head coaching job.
- Mike Munchak withdraws from the Cardinals’ search.
- Steve Wilks and Keith Armstrong will both have second interviews with the Cardinals on Friday, Jan. 19, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
- The Cardinals want to interview Brian Flores for the second time, according to Schefter. If hired, he would bring Jim Caldwell on as the offensive coordinator.
- According to Rapoport, James Bettcher is "still very much alive" in the Cardinals' coaching search.
- The Cardinals will put in requests for second interviews for Brian Flores and John DiFilippo, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Those interviews will have to be done before the Monday before the Super Bowl, per league rules.
- Steve Wilks will be the next head coach of the Cardinals, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
- The Cardinals interviewed Darrell Bevell and Mike McCoy for their OC position, per Rapoport. He later reported that McCoy is expected to be their next OC, which soon became official.
Cardinals interests include:
James Bettcher, John DeFilippo, Brian Flores, Mike Munchak, Matt Patricia, Jim Schwartz, Pat Shurmur, Steve Wilks.
- If Steve Sarkisian leaves for Seattle, Jedd Fisch is expected to be a top candidate as a replacement, per Jason La Canfora.
- Dan Quinn says that Sarkisian isn’t going anywhere.
- The Ravens have targeted Chuck Pagano, who had a stint as their DBs coach, to be their new defensive coordinator, according to The Baltimore Sun. Nothing ever came of it, however.
- Typically, the Patriots are known for poaching former Bills. For 2018, it’ll be the opposite. Buffalo has hired former New England tight ends coach Brian Daboll, who spent last fall as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, to serve as its offensive coordinator.
- The Panthers are zeroing in on Norv Turner to replace the recently fired Mike Shula as OC, according to Ian Rapoport.
- Chicago has requested an interview with Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, per Rapoport.
- The team would reportedly like to find a coach with experience developing quarterbacks to work with Mitchell Trubisky.
- Look for the Bears to look into Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael as a potential head coach candidate, according to Rapoport.
- The Bears have asked to interview Panthers DC Steve Wilks, per Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager.
- The Bears plan to interview Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo, according to Mike Garafolo.
- The Bears have requested interviews with Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and Vikings OC Pat Shurmur, according to Rapoport.
- Vikings OC Pat Shurmur interviewed with the Bears on Friday, Jan. 5.
- GM Ryan Pace met with Josh McDaniels on Friday, Jan. 5.
- GM Ryan Pace interviewed Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo on Saturday, Jan. 6.
- GM Ryan Pace is interviewing Chiefs OC Matt Nagy on Jan. 7. Nagy will be the next Bears coach.
- Nagy is expected to keep Vic Fangio as the defensive coordinator, according to Rapoport.
- The Bears pulled Brad Childress out of retirement to be an offensive consultant for the team, according to Sirius XM’s Adam Caplan.
Bears interests include:
Pete Carmichael, John DeFilippo, Matt Nagy, Josh McDaniels, Pat Shurmur, Steve Wilks.
- Marvin Lewis may or may not be stepping down, but the Bengals are primed to move on without him no matter his next move. The club has reportedly begun vetting in-house candidates for his job. Lewis said after Sunday’s win, which knocked the Ravens out of playoff contention, that he’d like to coach the Bengals next year, but it’s complicated. On Monday, he said it shouldn’t take long for him to make a decision and on Tuesday, the decision came: he’s ... staying. For some reason.
- Lions DC Teryl Austin interviewed for the defensive coordinator position on Friday, Jan. 5, according to Josina Anderson. Former DC Paul Guenther will join the Raiders under Jon Gruden.
- The Bengals are closing in on hiring Teryl Austin as their new defensive coordinator, per Ian Rapoport. Josina Anderson said Austin has accepted the job, which was officially announced soon after.
- Former Bengals QB Jon Kitna will interview to join the coaching staff, likely for the QBs coach opening. Secondary coach Kevin Coyle will not be return, according to Alex Marvez.
- The Bengals hired former Cowboys offensive line coach Frank Pollack for the same role after parting ways with Paul Alexander, who’s now interviewing in Dallas.
- The Browns will interview Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan for their OC job. Bill O’Brien says he wants Ryan to stay, per the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain.
- Former Bengals OC Ken Zampese, who was fired after the team’s disastrous 0-2 start to the year, will interview for an offensive assistant job, according to Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot. It turns out, he’s getting the quarterbacks coach job, per Cabot. He held that role for more than a decade with the Bengals.
- Sean Ryan will interview for the OC job on Wednesday, Jan. 10, according to Ian Rapoport.
- On the day Mike Mularkey and the Titans parted ways, ESPN’s Pat McManamon reported the Browns are closing in on hiring the former Titans, Jaguars and Bills head coach as offensive coordinator.
- Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo will interview for the Browns offensive coordinator opening today, per Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot.
- Todd Haley, the Steelers' former offensive coordinator, is the favorite to take over as Browns OC, according to Cabot.
- Backup quarterback Kellen Moore plans to retire and become the Cowboys’ new QBs coach, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez.
- The Cowboys fired offensive line coach Frank Pollack and have interviewed former Bengals and Seahawks line coaches Paul Alexander and Tom Cable, respectively.
- Cowboys LBs coach Matt Eberflus is expected to become the Colts defensive coordinator once Josh McDaniels is hired as head coach, per Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
- Former Seahawks DC Kris Richard was in Dallas Sunday to interview for a position with the Cowboys, per Adam Schefter.
- According to ESPN’s Gee Scott, former Seahawks DC Kris Richard will be the Cowboys’ new defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator.
- Vance Joseph is looking like a one-and-done case in Denver. Broncos GM John Elway will meet with Joseph on Monday morning. His first season with the Broncos included regression on both sides of the ball. Update: Joseph is staying.
- The Broncos hired three assistants for Joseph: quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan, running backs coach Curtis Modkins, and interior offensive line coach Sean Kugler.
- The Lions submitted a request to interview Patriots DC Matt Patricia for their head coaching job, according to Schefter.
- Detroit has asked to interview Texans DC Mike Vrabel, according to MMQB’s Albert Breer. Vrabel’s interview is set for Wednesday, Jan. 3.
- The Lions have requested permission to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, according to the Charlotte Observer’s Joe Person and confirmed by Wilks.
- Packers assistant head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss will interview Tuesday, Jan. 2, per Ian Rapoport.
- Vikings OC Pat Shurmur will meet with the Lions on Thursday, Jan. 4, per Mike Garafolo.
- The Lions interviewed defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
- The Lions interviewed offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
- The Patriots are prepared for Matt Patricia to leave, most likely for the Lions, according to sources of Mike Florio.
- ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Jan. 14 that Patricia is likely to become Detroit's next head coach.
- Paul Pasqualoni, current DL coach for Boston College, is a candidate for the Lions’ DC opening. Pete Thamel of Yahoo reported Monday night that he is accepting a position with the Lions, although it wasn’t reported if it was the defensive coordinator role.
- The Lions made the hiring of Matt Patricia official.
Lions interests include:
Teryl Austin, Jim Bob Cooter, Winston Moss, Matt Patricia, Pat Shurmur, Mike Vrabel , Steve Wilks.
Green Bay Packers
- The Packers tried to interview Lions DC Teryl Austin for their defensive coordinator position, but Detroit blocked them, according to Ian Rapoport. They will interview in-house candidate Darren Perry for the job, per Rapoport.
- Mike Pettine, former Browns coach, will interview with the Packers for the DC job on Tuesday, Jan. 9, according to Adam Schefter.
- The Packers want to interview Gus Bradley, whose contract as Chargers defensive coordinator is set to expire, for their DC position, per Schefter.
- Adam Schefter reported that the Packers plan to hire Mike Pettine as their new defensive coordinator.
- According to a report from the Houston Chronicle, Bill O’Brien and GM Rick Smith are in a “toxic” and “dysfunctional” relationship, leaving open the possibility of O’Brien seeking a job elsewhere.
- The Texans are expected to keep O’Brien, Schefter reported Sunday morning, but it’s not a done deal. There are still issues to workout between the two sides.
- With Rick Smith taking an extended leave of absence due to his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis, O’Brien is scheduled to meet with owner Bob McNair on Monday to discuss direction of personnel department.
- The Colts have requested permission to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, according to the Charlotte Observer’s Joe Person and confirmed by Wilks.
- The Colts have been given permission to interview Texans DC Mike Vrabel, according to Breer. That interview will happen Saturday.
- The Colts plan to interview Seahawks DC Kris Richard, according to Tom Pelissero. Rapoport reports the interview will take place on Friday, Jan. 5.
- Josh McDaniels will interview with the Colts first, on Thursday, Jan. 4, per Pelissero.
- The Colts will interview Chiefs' offensive coordinator Matt Nagy on Jan. 7.
- Indy interviewed Baylor head coach Matt Rhule earlier in the week.
- Rhule withdrew his name from the Colts’ coaching search on Thursday.
- Steve Wilks has no plans to interview with the Colts, and they’re focused on offensive coaches to fill the job.
- On Jan. 14, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that McDaniels is the clear favorite to land the Colts' head-coaching gig. McDaniels also told potential assistants to wait on him. Mike Vrabel is also a finalist to land the job.
- Despite the Titans’ job opening up, Josh McDaniels is still expected to take the Colts’ job, per Rapoport.
- McDaniels will have his second interview with the Colts on Friday, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. He can’t formally accept the job until after the Super Bowl.
- The Colts intend to hire McDaniels after the Super Bowl, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
- Two days after the Super Bowl, the Colts made it official, hiring Josh McDaniels as their next coach ... and then hours later, McDaniels changed his mind and is staying with the Patriots.
- After McDaniels decided not to join the Colts, GM Chris Ballard said that none of the original candidates will be considered for the job.
- The Colts will likely try to interview Eagles OC Frank Reich and Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell, per Schefter. Campbell’s interview will be Thursday while Reich is expected to interview Friday.
- Schefter also said the Colts plan to interview Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo for the OC job.
- The Colts plan to interview Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for their head coach vacancy per Rapoport.
- Reich has emerged as the favorite to land the Colts job, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
- The Colts made it official: Frank Reich is their new head coach.
- Former Chargers wide receivers coach Nick Sirianni will be the Colts’ new offensive coordinator, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Colts interests include:
Dan Campbell, Leslie Frazier, Josh McDaniels, Frank Reich, Matt Rhule, Kris Richard, Mike Vrabel, Steve Wilks.
Kansas City Chiefs
- The Chiefs aren’t just losing OC Matt Nagy, who took the Bears’ head coaching gig. Assistant coach Brad Childress also plans to retire, according to James Palmer and Tom Pelissero.
- Chiefs RBs coach Eric Bieniemy is expected to replace Nagy as OC, per Ian Rapoport.
Los Angeles Chargers
- Despite interest from elsewhere (and his contract expiring), Gus Bradley will remain with the Chargers as their defensive coordinator, according to Ian Rapoport. Adam Schefter reports he got a new three-year deal.
- The Vikings are set to interview their current QBs coach Kevin Stefanski, Saints TEs coach Dan Campbell, Texans QBs coach Sean Ryan, and former Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell for their offensive coordinator job, per Tom Pelissero. The position opened up once Pat Shurmur became the new head coach of the Giants.
- The Vikings landed on former Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo as the team’s new offensive coordinator.
New England Patriots
- The Patriots could make LB coach Brian Flores their new DC, after the Cardinals hired Steve Wilks as their next head coach, per Adam Schefter.
- Although the Colts are expected to name Josh McDaniels head coach, Mike Florio says there is “increasing chatter” he stays in New England as offensive coordinator.
- Football Scoop reports Ohio State defensive coordinator and former Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano is the favorite to become the new defensive coordinator of the Patriots after Matt Patricia.
- The Colts announced Josh McDaniels as the team’s new head coach this week, but then he decided to stay with the Patriots.
- Ohio State CB Tyreke Johnson told Andrew Lind that Schiano said he was staying with the Buckeyes and would not leave for a job with the Patriots. Schiano confirmed it with Bruce Feldman.
New York Jets
- The Jets could hire Todd Haley to be their next offensive coordinator, or promote QB coach Jeremy Bates, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
- Bates is expected to be promoted to the offensive coordinator role, according to Schefter.
New York Giants
- Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is expected to interview with the Giants.
- The Giants have submitted requests to interview Patriots DC Matt Patricia and OC Josh McDaniels for their head coaching job, per Adam Schefter.
- The Giants have requested permission to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, according to the Charlotte Observer’s Joe Person and confirmed by Wilks.
- Former Broncos assistant coach Eric Studesville will be interviewed by the Giants, according to Calvin Watkins of Newsday. He was the team’s running backs coach since 2010 and an assistant head coach in 2017, but was fired along with several other assistants after the season.
- Add Vikings OC Pat Shurmur to the list of candidates the Giants will interview, per Jordan Raanan.
- Interim coach Steve Spagnuolo gets the first crack at interviewing for the full-time job. That’s scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 3, according to Garafolo.
- The Giants interviewed Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels on Friday, Jan. 5.
- Pat Shurmur interviewed with the Giants on Saturday, Jan. 6.
- Jim Schwartz was supposed to interview with the Giants this weekend, but Ralph Vacchiano reported that they couldn’t figure out a time to meet, so they will wait until after the Eagles’ season is over ... unless the Giants have already made a hire then. So yeah, sounds like Schwartz is not really a serious candidate.
- Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks interviewed with the Giants on Tuesday, Jan. 9. For the first time in the hiring process, Giants chairman Steve Tisch will sit in on an interview. However, Wilks is still set to interview with the Cardinals on Wednesday, according to Tom Rock.
- Eric Studesville’s interview is set for Wednesday, Jan. 10, via Ian Rapoport.
- Bruce Arians told Colin Cowherd it “wouldn’t surprise” him if Nick Saban, fresh off his latest national championship at Alabama, was interested in returning to the NFL to coach the Giants. It would surprise the rest of us, Bruce.
- The Giants interviewed Eric Studesville on Jan. 10, per Adam Schefter.
- Pat Shurmur is still a favorite to land the Giants' head-coaching gig, according to Ian Rapoport on Jan. 14. The Giants can move quickly if the Vikings lose against the Saints in the Divisional Round. Steve Wilks is also still a favorite.
- Steelers head coach Mike Tolmin called the Giants to make a case for Wilks. Wilks, if hired, would be the first minority head coach in franchise history.
- Rapoport reported that Pat Shurmur is expected to accept an offer from the Giants. He later did, a day after the Vikings were ousted in the playoffs.
- Former Raiders’ head coach Jack Del Rio is the leading candidate to land the Giants' defensive coordinator job.
- The Giants decided on a different name for their DC position: James Bettcher, according to Rapoport.
- Mike Shula will be the new offensive coordinator for the Giants, according to Kimberly Jones of NFL Network. He will also serve as the team’s quarterbacks coach, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Giants interests include:
Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia, Jim Schwartz, Pat Shurmur, Steve Spagnuolo, Eric Studesville, Steve Wilks.
- The Raiders might have made Jon Gruden an offer he couldn’t refuse: ownership stake to coach.
- The Raiders are confident Jon Gruden is their coach, but will still call ESPN’s Saturday Wild Card game, according to Ian Rapoport. Gruden plans to call plays, and hire Paul Guenther as his DC.
- Gruden said “I hope I’m a candidate” for the Raiders, a job he is almost certainly going to accept.
- Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia will be allowed out of his contract, and is assumed to be joining Jon Gruden’s staff in Oakland, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
- Marvin Lewis confirms Paul Guenther will interview for Raiders’ DC position.
- Tight ends coach Bobby Johnson interviewed for the head coaching job, according to Ian Rapoport. He’s one of two candidates that would satisfy the team’s compliance with the Rooney Rule.
- The rumors from the start were true and the Raiders plan to announce Gruden as the head coach Tuesday.
- As if there were any doubt, ESPN’s Sean McDonough said goodbye to Gruden on their broadcast of the Chiefs-Titans game.
- The Raiders interviewed Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown for the same position Wednesday, per Ian Rapoport.
- Rich Gannon will not be Gruden’s quarterback coach, he announced Wednesday.
- NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Jan. 13 that Oakland hired Tom Cable, the Seahawks' former offensive line coach.
- Head coach Doug Pederson confirmed on Rich Eisen’s radio show that he’d hire Mike Groh to replace Frank Reich as offensive coordinator. Reich left Philadelphia to take the head coaching job with the Colts February 11.
- QB coach Randy Fichtner is considered the favorite to take Todd Haley’s place as offensive coordinator, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
- ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Steelers are expected to name Randy Fichtner the Steelers’ new OC.
- Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is out, fired overnight Tuesday. There’s a rumor that Steve Sarkisian could replace him. However, Dan Quinn told reporters there’s no chance of that.
- Defensive coordinator Kris Richard would be allowed out of his contract to interview for head coaching opportunities elsewhere, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
- Seahawks will hire former Colts QB coach Brian Schottenheimer as their offensive coordinator, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
- Ken Norton Jr. is expected to become the next defensive coordinator if Kris Richard leaves, according to Mike Garafolo. Norton was the Seahawks’ LB coach from five seasons before he was named the Raiders’ DC in 2015. He was fired by Oakland in November.
- Norton’s wife told KING 5 News in Seattle that he has signed a three-year deal to be the new defensive coordinator of the Seahawks.
- Former defensive coordinator Kris Richard landed a job as the defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator for the Cowboys, according to ESPN’s Gee Scott.
- NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that Titans ownership was at the team's facility all week. And head coach Mike Mularkey is in trouble. The Titans will look at Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
- Rapoport reported on Jan. 6 that Mularkey's job is in jeopardy. If the Titans lose to the Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card round, they could hand Mularkey his walking papers. Tennessee is poised to make a run for Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
- Titans ownership announces after win vs. Chiefs that the team will retain Mike Mularkey as head coach.
- Annnnd, nope! The Titans changed course, firing Mularkey Monday morning after their weekend loss to the Patriots. The rumor now is that they’ll pursue Josh McDaniels to fill the vacancy.
- Mike Vrabel, who knows Titans GM Jon Robinson from their time together with the Patriots, will interview for the coaching job, per the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain.
- The Titans plan to interview Panthers DC Steve Wilks, according to La Canfora, although the may have competition with the Cardinals also interested in Wilks.
- Gary Klein of the LA Times reported that the Titans will interview Rams OC Matt LaFleur for the head coaching job.
- The Titans interviewed Matt LaFleur and Steve Wilks on Friday.
- The Titans interviewed Texans DC Mike Vrabel for their head coaching position. He was later announced as their new head coach.
- Ohio St. co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day was considering becoming the Titans' new offensive coordinator, but he’s staying put.
- The Titans will interview former Cardinals DC James Bettcher for their defensive coordinator job.
- The new defensive coordinator of the Titans will be Dean Pees, according to ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe. Pees spent the last six seasons as defensive coordinator of the Ravens before retiring earlier in January. His retirement lasted less than a month, though.
- The new offensive coordinator of the Titans will be Matt LaFleur, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He was previously the offensive coordinator for the Rams.
Titans interests include:
Matt LaFleur, Mike Vrabel, Steve Wilks
Hirings/coaches staying put
- The Cardinals made it official: Former Panthers DC Steve Wilks is their new head coach.
- Wilks isn’t keeping many coaches from the Arians era on staff, but one that he is retaining: former NFL quarterback turned QBs coach Byron Leftwich.
- Former Chargers coach Mike McCoy is the Cardinals’ new offensive coordinator. McCoy was fired as the Broncos’ OC in November. Al Holcomb is the new defensive coordinator while Jeff Rodgers was hired as the special teams coordinator.
- Former 49ers and Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman will return to the Ravens as assistant head coach. He was an offensive line assistant for the team in 2006 and 2007.
- The Ravens hired former Bengals WRs coach James Urban as their new QBs coach. In 2017, OC Marty Mornhinweg was also in charge of QBs.
- The team promoted Don Martindale, who had been the linebackers coach, as their defensive coordinator.
- The Panthers made it official, hiring Norv Turner to replace Mike Shula as offensive coordinator.
- With Steve Wilks off to Arizona to take over as the Cardinals’ new head coach, the team announced that DL coach Eric Washington will be promoted to the defensive coordinator role.
- The Panthers have promoted defensive line coach Eric Washington to defensive coordinator. They’ve hired Brady Hoke to take Washington’s place.
- Steve Russ is the team’s new linebackers coach. He replaces Al Holcolmb, who is off to Arizona with Wilks as the Cardinals’ new defensive coordinator.
- Scott Turner, Norv Turner’s son, will take over as the Panthers’ quarterbacks coach.
- Travelle Wharton will be the Panthers’ assistant offensive line coach.
- Chase Blackburn will take over as Carolina’s special teams coordinator. Heath Farwell has been hired as his assistant.
- Matt Nagy, the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator in 2017, is the Bears’ new head coach.
- The Bears hired former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich to be the offensive coordinator.
- Chris Tabor is returning to the Bears, this time as special teams coordinator. Tabor spent the past seven years serving in the same position with the Browns.
- Charles London is going from Texans RBs coach to Bears RBs coach.
- Good news for the Bears. They’ve reached a three-year agreement with defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, according to Adam Schefter.
- So much for those reports that Marvin Lewis would leave. Instead, he got a two-year extension.
- The Bengals hired former Lions DC Teryl Austin as their new defensive coordinator.
- Bob Bicknell was named the Bengals’ new wide receivers coach.
- Browns owner Jimmy Haslam told new GM John Dorsey that Hue Jackson would return as head coach with no debate.
- The team brought on Adam Henry as the new wide receivers coach and Ken Zampese as the new quarterbacks coach.
- The Browns are hiring Todd Haley as OC.
- Jerry Jones reiterated that Jason Garrett will remain the Cowboys’ head coach. “You pay a price when you make a change at the head coach,” he said on 105.3 The Fan.
- Jerry Jones plans to keep Rod Marinelli and Scott Linehan as coordinators, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
- Despite rumors that he’d be out after just one year, Vance Joseph will remain coach of the Broncos.
- Joseph confirmed that interim offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is getting the full-time gig.
- A day after the Super Bowl, the Lions hired Patriots DC Matt Patricia as head coach.
- The Lions are keeping OC Jim Bob Cooter, but announced other hirings, including two former college head coaches — Paul Pasqualoni as the new DC and Al Golden as the LBs coach.
Green Bay Packers
- Earlier this season, Mike McCarthy signed a one-year extension through 2019, per Rob Demovsky.
- Green Bay tapped former Browns head coach Mike Pettine as new defensive coordinator.
- Not only is Bill O’Brien staying, but he’s expected to sign an extension, according to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain.
- Bill O'Brien and new GM Brian Gaine both signed five-year contracts with the Texans.
- With Mike Vrabel leaving to become the head coach of the Titans, the Texans will move assistant head coach Romeo Crennel back to defensive coordinator.
- Not Josh McDaniels!
- Although McDaniels is not signing on, GM Chris Ballard said the other new hires will remain. That includes DC Matt Eberflus.
- Former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich is officially the new head coach of the Colts.
- Former Chargers wide receivers coach Nick Sirianni will be the Colts’ new offensive coordinator, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Kansas City Chiefs
- The Chiefs named running backs coach Eric Bieniemy as their new offensive coordinator. He’ll replace Matt Nagy, who was hired as the new coach of the Chicago Bears.
Los Angeles Chargers
- The Chargers announced that defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt are both returning for the 2018 season.
Los Angeles Rams
- The Rams promoted assistant wide receivers coach Zac Taylor to QBs coach. He’ll replace Greg Olson, who is now the Raiders OC.
- The Rams hired Jedd Fisch as their senior offensive assistant, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
- The Dolphins hired Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator. Loggains was formerly the Bears’ offensive coordinator and worked with Adam Gase in Chicago. Jeremiah Washburn, who spent last season with the Bears, returns as OL coach.
- The Vikings hired Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator, replacing Pat Shurmur.
New England Patriots
New York Giants
- As expected, Pat Shurmur was hired as the new coach of the Giants.
- James Bettcher has been named the team’s defensive coordinator.
- The Jets closed the door on any coaching change this year by signing Todd Bowles to a contract extension.
- The Raiders finally made it official: the team will announce Jon Gruden as the head coach on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
- Jon Gruden was introduced as the Raiders’ new head coach. Paul Guenther (DC), Greg Olson (OC), and Rich Bisaccia (special teams) were named coordinators. GM Reggie McKenzie said the team complied with the Rooney Rule by interviewing TEs coach Bobby Johnson and USC OC Tee Martin.
San Francisco 49ers
- The 49ers announced a few hirings. Johnny Holland is their new run game specialist/outside linebackers coach. Michael Clay was named assistant special teams coach. Ken Norton Jr., who had been named their assistant head coach for the defense and inside linebackers coach, instead took the Seahawks defensive coordinator job.
- As is tradition, talk of Pete Carroll’s retirement have budded up. As is tradition, the NFL’s oldest head coach has denied he’ll leave the sideline.
- The Seahawks hired three new coaches: Brian Schottenheimer (offensive coordinator), Ken Norton Jr. (defensive coordinator), and Mike Solari (offensive line).
- Despite speculation about a Jon Gruden return to Tampa, the Bucs are reportedly sticking with Dirk Koetter for 2018.
- The Buccaneers will bring in Brentson Buckner as the team’s new defensive line coach, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Buckner spent the last five seasons with the Cardinals.
- Mike Vrabel was announced as the head coach of the Titans.
- The Titans announced Dean Pees as defensive coordinator, and Matt LaFleur as offensive coordinator.
- It appears that Jay Gruden is safe for another year. Ian Rapoport said that there is a “deep understanding” of Washington’s injury woes, and that Gruden isn’t in danger of losing his job.
- Bruce Arians made it official Monday morning: He is retiring.
- Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees said he will retire following a 45-year coaching career.
- The Bills fired OC Rick Dennison after just one season.
- John Fox was fired in Chicago after three seasons that didn’t really go very well.
- Cowboys wide receivers coach Derek Dooley left to become the offensive coordinator and QBs coach for Missouri. Tight ends coach Steve Loney also plans to retire.
- QBs coach Wade Wilson’s contract will not be renewed, per Alex Marvez.
- The Broncos are keeping Vance Joseph, but they fired six coaches: Jeff Davidson (OL), Johnnie Lynn (assitant DBs), Brock Olivo (special teams coordinator), Fred Pagac (OLB), Eric Studesville (assistant head coach/RBs) and Tyke Tolbert (WRs).
- Jim Caldwell is out. The Lions’ move was reported earlier Monday morning.
- Lions DC Teryl Austin left to take the same job with the Bengals. Other defensive coaches who won’t return include Bill Sheridan (LBs), Alan Williams (safeties), Tony Oden (CBs) and Kris Kocurek (DL).
- The Lions parting ways with QBs coach Brian Callahan.
- The Packers fired longtime defensive coordinator Dom Capers, according to multiple reports.
- Green Bay continued turning over its coaching staff on Wednesday, dismissing offensive coordinator Edger Bennett and QB coach Alex Van Pelt.
- The Texans have mutually parted ways” with special teams coordinator Larry Izzo, according to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain. Ian Rapoport reported that defensive backs coach John Butler and running backs coach Charles London also won’t return.
- Head coach Chuck Pagano was relieved of his duties following the Colts’ Week 17 win over the Texans.
- The Dolphins fired DBs coach Lou Anarumo, RBs coach Danny Barrett, and DL coach Terrell Williams.
New York Jets
- The Jets have fired offensive coordinator John Morton, according to the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta.
- The Giants fired Ben McAdoo after a 2-10 start and numerous controversies, most notably benching Eli Manning and ending his starting games streak. Steve Spagnuolo was named interim coach.
- Jack Del Rio was fired by the Raiders after Oakland’s 30-10 loss to the Chargers in Week 17. This opens the door for a Jon Gruden return to Oakland.
- Offensive coordinator Todd Haley is out of his contract, and the Steelers are letting him walk, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
- Wide receivers coach Richard Mann retired after 33 years in the NFL.
- The Seahawks fired defensive coordinator Kris Richard, LBs coach Michael Barrow, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, and offensive line coach Tom Cable.
- In a stunning reversal, head coach Mike Mularkey and the team agreed to “mutually part ways” days after talking about a contract extension.
- The Titans won’t be retaining defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, according to Jason Wolf of the Tennesseean.
- The Panthers surprisingly fired GM Dave Gettleman just a couple weeks before training camp. They brought back Marty Hurney, who GM’d the team from 2002-12, to serve an interim role.
- The Browns let go of GM Sashi Brown less than two years after hiring him.
Green Bay Packers
- Ted Thompson is transitioning to new role on the team after 13 years as the GM. He’ll now serve as senior advisor to football operations.
New York Giants
- Jerry Reese was fired alongside McAdoo, as the Giants started a complete housecleaning of the front office.
Green Bay Packers
- The Packers are attempting to interview Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta to fill their vacancy, according to Pro Football Talk.
- Green Bay’s request to interview assistant Vikings GM George Paton was declined by the Vikings, per Schefter.
- The Packers asked to talk to Seahawks GM John Schneider, but were denied, according to multiple reports.
- If Bill O’Brien stays, longtime Texans GM Rick Smith could be shown the door. However, as of Sunday afternoon, Smith announced he would be taking an extended leave to focus on his wife’s recent breast cancer diagnosis.
- The Texans are interested in Eagles VP of player personnel and Cowboys VP of player personnel Will McClay, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
- Brian Gutekunst traveled to Houston to interview for the Texans GM job, but left before it took place, according to McClain. Gutekunst, who was the Packers’ director of player personnel, is finalizing a deal to be their new GM.
- Brian Gaine, currently with the Bills as their VP of player personnel, is now the favorite to be hired as the Texans’ new GM, per Ian Rapoport. . Gaine was previously the director of player personnel in Houston.
- Texans VP of football operations/assistant GM Jimmy Raye III interviewed for the GM job on Monday, Jan. 9. Brian Gaine will interview on Tuesday, Jan. 9, per McClain.
Hirings/GM staying put
- John Fox is out, but GM Ryan Pace is staying. In fact, the Bears announced Pace has been signed to an extension through 2021.
- On the same day the team fired Sashi Brown, Cleveland tapped John Dorsey as its new general manager.
- The Browns hired Eliot Wolf as assistant GM and Alonzo Highsmith as VP of player personnel. Both Wolf and Highsmith spent more than a decade with the Packers.
Green Bay Packers
- The Packers are interviewing Director of Football Operations Eliot Wolf for the GM job on Thursday. He’s one of several in-house candidates for the position, along with Russ Ball and Brian Gutekunst.
- The Packers are hiring Brian Gutekunst as their new GM, per multiple reports.
New York Giants
- New York found its man to replace Reese, hiring former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman. He’ll be tasked with finding a new head coach and repairing a fractured locker room.
New York Jets
- On the same day the Jets extended Todd Bowles, they also gave GM Mike Maccagnan a new contract.