Jan 14, 2022
These head coaching vacancies are for many of the legendary and historic franchises of the National Football League. There should be many coaches out there working hard to land one of those job openings. Especially the head coaching positions of the Chicago Bears, the New York Giants, the Miami Dolphins, and the Las Vegas Raiders. Below highlights all seven of the head coaching job openings in the NFL while including the past head coach, potential candidates, and other important details.
Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders are the only team on this list that currently has made it to the 2021 – 2022 NFL playoffs this season. They are currently playing under the interim head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, Rich Bisaccia, who took over midway through this NFL season for the Las Vegas Raiders previous head coach in Jon Gruden who resigning amidst his recent inappropriate e – mail scandal that made headlines in early October of 2021.
Las Vegas may promote Bisaccia to their permanent head coach or the Raiders may look for a replacement once their season officially ends following their run in the 2021 – 2022 NFL postseason which should make that decision much easier. The Las Vegas Raiders went 10 and seven over the past NFL regular season that landed them in an AFC Wild Card playoff position as they will face off against the Cincinnati Bengals this Saturday, January 15th, 2022.
The Jacksonville Jaguars recently fired Urban Meyer’s ass on December 16th, 2022 following a very poor record with the team (3 – 14) as well as various off of the field embarrassing incidents that have tarnished the reputation of one of the most successful college head coaches of recent times.
This job is probably the least desirable on this list as the Jacksonville Jaguars have a poorly assembled cast of characters on the field, and are a very small NFL market. Darrell Bevell has filled in for Urban Meyer as the Jacksonville Jaguars for the final few weeks of the 2021 – 2022 NFL regular season, but I do not expect him to be promoted to the head coaching position for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 NFL season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have interviewed or have requested to interview the following candidates for their head coaching vacancy: the former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles Doug Pederson (interviewed), former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and the Detroit Lions Jim Caldwell (interviewed), the Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich (interviewed), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles (interviewed), the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, the Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, the University of Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, and their interim head coach Darrell Bevell.
Following the conclusion of the disappointing 8 and 9 2021 – 2022 NFL regular season for the Minnesota Vikings they fired Mike Zimmer, and are presently in the hunt for a new head coach as well as General Manager. The Minnesota Vikings also let go their former general manager in Rick Spielman too.
Oh, the historic and legendary Chicago Bears … who had a great debut season for the recently fired head coach Matt Nagy, have struggled mightily over the past couple of piss poor seasons, and the die - hard Chicago Bears fans such as myself have been calling for Nagy’ head for a while now.
The Chicago Bears fired their long - standing general manager Ryan Pace as well who has seemingly made very bad decisions in the front office for a long while now. He is best known for trading away first round picks for players who often fall short of expectations, and he has failed in building a decent offensive line for our young quarterbacks over the past near decade of bad football in Chicago for Da Bears.
The Chicago Bears have requested to interview the following candidates for their vacant head coaching position: the Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator and former Chicago Bears player Leslie Frazier, the Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, the former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles Doug Pederson, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, and the Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.
New York Giants
The 4 and 13 New York Giants have been in severe turmoil under the leadership and guidance of their former head coach Joe Judge who just got pink slipped at the conclusion of the disastrous 2021 – 2022 NFL regular season last week. Their players definitely seem to have given up on Judge who was supposed to be considered a real players – type – coach in the past. Once you lose the respect of the locker room it is hard if not impossible to ever get it back.
The general manager of the New York Giants David Gettleman just resigned as well so it will be a very busy 2022 NFL offseason for the once proud New York Giants. Man, that guy was a real joke of the National Football League as many anticipated his reign in New York City did not last very long.
Brian Flores was fired by the Miami Dolphins after only three seasons in which two of them were winning campaigns. This move actually really surprised me as Flores seemed to have the Miami Dolphins heading the right direction and he seemed to do a lot with very little talent - wise. The Miami Dolphins general manager, Chris Grier, will remain with the team in his current role according to the sources over at ESPN.
The Miami Dolphins have requested to interview only the Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel at the moment, but I am sure they will be looking in various other places in order to fill their head coaching job.
The Denver Broncos just fired their defensive minded now former head coach Vic Fangio as the Denver Broncos had an up and down season mostly destroyed by injuries. The Denver Broncos will be an attractive landing spot for Vic’s replacement as their new head coach. They have a young and highly – talented roster, a whole lot of cap space to work with in signing players, as well as 11 – draft picks up their sleeve for the 2022 NFL Draft coming up this April.
The Denver Broncos interview requests include: the New England Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo, the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, the Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, the Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, the Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell, the Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach / pass game coordinator Luke Getsy, and finally the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn.
“NFL head - coach firings, hirings, and openings: Latest news, rumors, and interview candidates on Jaguars and Raiders jobs”, espn.com, January 11, 2022.