While the New England Patriots haven’t had to think about it in a decade or two, other NFL teams are about to start firing coaches like crazy.
That’s right: it’s time for Black Monday in the NFL, the day teams start canning their coaches in hopes of finding the right guy to lead their franchise.
The Patriots personally hammered the last nail into the coffin of one of those coaches, beating Adam Gase’s New York Jets on Sunday. Five hours later, the the team announced that Gase had been fired.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg as the avalanche of reports and rumors begin to flow on Monday morning.
Here are the latest moves from coaches across the league:
Names to watch out for:
FIRED | Adam Gase, New York Jets – The Jets made the trip less than five hours after their season-ending loss to the Patriots.
FIRED | Anthony Lynn, Los Angeles Chargers (Team) – That now leaves an opening for a young team with a franchise quarterback to Justin Herbert who finished strong at 7-9.
FIRED | Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars (ESPN)
Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears – Should Return (NFL.com)
Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles – Should Be Retained (ESPN)
RETAINED – Vic Fangio, Denver Broncos (Team) | This one is interesting. The Broncos have announced that team president John Elway will no longer play the role of general manager, adding that Fangio will be part of the search, indicating he will stick around.
RETAINED: Zac taylor, Cincinnati Bengals
Coaches already licensed:
Licensed October 5 | Bill O’Brien, Houston Texans
Licensed on October 11 | Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons
Licensed November 28 | Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions