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    2022 NFL Head Coach Tracker: Latest news and rumors on NFL head coaching vacancies

    With multiple teams looking for a new head coach, here are the latest news and rumors of these vacancies in our 2022 NFL Head Coach Tracker.

    Keep up to date with all the latest news and rumors regarding the latest in the numerous head coaching searches with our 2022 tracker. With nine head coaches having moved on during or after the 2021 NFL season, there has certainly been plenty of intriguing around the NFL.

    2022 NFL Head Coach Tracker

    Please note that we will be updating this tracker with more news and rumors when we get them. As head coach vacancies open up, we will add them to the tracker. To jump around from team to team, use these links for quick access.

    Chicago Bears
    Denver Broncos
    Houston Texans
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Miami Dolphins
    Minnesota Vikings
    New Orleans Saints
    New York Giants

    Chicago Bears hired Ryan Poles as general manager and Matt Eberflus as head coach

    The Bears made sweeping changes to their franchise, moving on from both Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace. Nagy’s departure had long been discussed, but the Bears maintained their record of not firing coaches during the season intact in 2022.

    On January 25, the Bears hired Ryan Poles as general manager. It did not take long after being hired as GM for Poles to select his new head coach. On January 27, it was announced that Colts’ defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus had been hired as the next Chicago Bears head coach.

    Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

    • Dennis Allen – Hired by Saints
      Saints defensive coordinator
      Tuesday, Jan. 25
    • Todd Bowles
      Buccaneers defensive coordinator
      Saturday, Jan. 22
    • Jim Caldwell
      Former Colts, Lions head coach
      Saturday, Jan. 15
    • Brian Daboll – Hired by the Giants
      Bills offensive coordinator
      Sunday, Jan. 16
    • Matt Eberflus – Hired by the Bears
      Colts defensive coordinator
      Monday, Jan. 17 (first); Wednesday, Jan. 26 (second)
    • Brian Flores
      Former Dolphins head coach
      Friday, Jan. 14
    • Leslie Frazier
      Bills defensive coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 21
    • Nathaniel Hackett – Hired by Denver
      Packers offensive coordinator
      Saturday, Jan. 15
    • Byron Leftwich
      Buccaneers offensive coordinator
    • Doug Pederson
      Former Eagles head coach
      Wednesday, Jan. 12
    • Dan Quinn
      Cowboys defensive coordinator
      Saturday, Jan. 22 (first), Wednesday, Jan. 26 (second)

    Confirmed General Manager Interviews

    • Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
      Browns vice president of football operations
      Thursday, Jan. 13
    • Morocco Brown
      Colts director of college scouting
      Monday, Jan. 24
    • Ran Carthon
      49ers director of player personnel
      Wednesday, Jan. 19
    • Ed Dodds – Withdrew from consideration
      Colts assistant general manager
      Monday, Jan. 17
    • Glenn Cook
      Browns vice president of player personnel
      Wednesday, Jan. 12
    • Ryan Poles – Hired
      Chiefs director of player personnel
      Friday, Jan. 21 (first); Tuesday, Jan. 25 (second)
    • Jeff Ireland
      Saints assistant general manager
      Friday, Jan. 14
    • Champ Kelly
      Bears assistant director of player personnel
      Thursday, Jan. 13
    • Omar Khan
      Steelers vice president of football and business administration
      Monday, Jan. 24
    • Reggie McKenzie
      Dolphins senior personnel executive
      Thursday, Jan. 20
    • Monti Ossenfort
      Titans director of player personnel
      Saturday, Jan. 15
    • Joe Schoen Hired by the Giants
      Bills assistant general manager
      Sunday, Jan. 16
    • Eliot Wolf
      Patriots director of scouting
      Tuesday, Jan. 18

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    Chicago Bears
    Denver Broncos
    Houston Texans
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Miami Dolphins
    Minnesota Vikings
    New Orleans Saints
    New York Giants

    Denver Broncos hired Nathaniel Hackett to replace Vic Fangio

    The Denver Broncos announced on Sunday (January 9) morning that they were parting ways with HC Vic Fangio. The decision to fire Fangio wasn’t an easy one for GM George Paton, who likes and respects the former head coach.

    But a change became necessary after the Broncos finished in the bottom 10 in scoring in each of the last three seasons. On January 27, the Broncos hired Nathaniel Hackett to be their next head coach.

    Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

    • Eric Bieniemy 
      Chiefs offensive coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 21
    • Brian Callahan
      Bengals offensive coordinator
      Thursday, Jan. 20
    • Jonathan Gannon
      Eagles defensive coordinator
      Wednesday, Jan. 19
    • Luke Getsy
      Packers QB coach/passing game coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 14
    • Aaron Glenn
      Lions defensive coordinator
      Thursday, Jan. 13
    • Nathaniel Hackett – Hired
      Packers offensive coordinator
      Thursday, Jan. 13 (first); Monday, Jan. 24 (second)
    • Jerod Mayo
      Patriots LB coach
      Wednesday, Jan. 19
    • Kellen Moore
      Cowboys offensive coordinator
      Tuesday, Jan. 18
    • Kevin O’Connell
      Rams offensive coordinator
      Thursday, Jan. 20
    • Dan Quinn
      Cowboys defensive coordinator
      Tuesday, Jan. 18

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    Chicago Bears
    Denver Broncos
    Houston Texans
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Miami Dolphins
    Minnesota Vikings
    New Orleans Saints
    New York Giants

    Houston Texans fired David Culley

    The Houston Texans fired David Culley on Thursday after one year even though when they hired him, they knew he’d be saddled with a terrible roster, no quarterback, and even less of a chance to succeed.

    PFN’s NFL Insider Aaron Wilson reports that Josh McCown was a serious contender for the Texans head coach position. However, late Sunday [February 06] night, new candidate Lovie Smith emerged as the new favorite for the position. ESPN’s Adam Schefter then confirmed that the Texans were hiring Smith as their new head coach.

    Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

    • Brian Flores
      Former Dolphins head coach
      Friday, Jan. 14 (first), Monday, Jan. 31 (second)
    • Jonathan Gannon
      Eagles defensive coordinator
      Tuesday, Jan. 18 (first), Saturday, Jan. 29 (second)
    • Joe Lombardi
      Chargers offensive coordinator
      Saturday, Jan. 15
    • Kevin O’Connell
      Rams offensive coordinator
      w/c Jan. 24 (first), Monday, Jan. 31 (second)
    • Josh McCown
      Former NFL QB
      Thursday, Jan. 20 (first), Friday, Jan. 28 (second)
    • Hines Ward
      Florida Atlantic special assistant to the head coach
      Saturday, Jan. 15
    • Lovie Smith – Hired
      Texans defensive coordinator
      Sunday, Feb. 06

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    Chicago Bears
    Denver Broncos
    Houston Texans
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Miami Dolphins
    Minnesota Vikings
    New Orleans Saints
    New York Giants

    Jacksonville Jaguars are hiring Doug Pederson as their next head coach

    The Jaguars decided to move on from Urban Meyer just 13 games into his rocky Jacksonville tenure. Now, they’re in the market for a new head coach and as the second team with an NFL head coach vacancy, they’ve wasted little time trying to find the next person to lead their team.

    According to PFN’s Aaron Wilson, Byron Leftwich was reportedly in contract discussions with the Jaguars to become their ninth head coach in franchise history. However, talks fell apart with GM Trent Baalke a major sticking point in the negotiations.

    Now, Doug Pederson, who won a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles, will be the next head coach of the Jaguars and tasked with developing second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

    Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

    • Darrell Bevell
      Jaguars interim head coach
      Tuesday, Jan. 11
    • Rich Bisaccia
      Raiders 2021 interim head coach
      Monday, Jan. 31
    • Todd Bowles
      Buccaneers defensive coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 3 (Jan. 7 has also been reported)
    • Jim Caldwell
      Former Colts and Lions head coach
      Tuesday, Jan. 4
    • Matt Eberflus – Hired by Chicago
      Colts defensive coordinator
      Saturday, Jan. 15 (first); Thursday, Jan. 20 (second)
    • Nathaniel Hackett – Hired by Denver
      Packers offensive coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 14 (first); Thursday, Jan. 27 (planned)
    • Byron Leftwich
      Buccaneers offensive coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 7 (first); Monday, Jan. 24 (second)
    • Kellen Moore
      Cowboys offensive coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 7
    • Bill O’Brien
      Alabama offensive coordinator
      Thursday, Jan. 13
    • Doug Pederson
      Former Eagles head coach
      Thursday, Dec. 30
    • Vic Fangio
      Former Broncos head coach
      Monday, Jan. 24

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    Chicago Bears
    Denver Broncos
    Houston Texans
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Miami Dolphins
    Minnesota Vikings
    New Orleans Saints
    New York Giants

    The Las Vegas Raiders hired Josh McDaniels as their next head coach

    The Raiders officially moved on from GM Mike Mayock right before Monday Night Football during the Wild Card Round. As PFN’s Tony Pauline mentioned on PFN’s Between the Hashes podcast in October, there were plans to fire Mayock after the draft. Yet, over the summer, there was a mass exodus of front office personnel in the organization, including team president Marc Badain, who had been with the organization since 1991.

    The Raiders also made it into the playoffs under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia. He remains with the team, but Las Vegas has put in requests to interview other candidates.

    On January 31, the Raiders hired Josh McDaniels as their next head coach and Dave Ziegler as their GM, as first reported by PFN’s NFL Insider Aaron Wilson.

    Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

    • Todd Bowles
      Buccaneers defensive coordinator
      Thursday, Jan. 27
    • Jerod Mayo
      Patriots inside linebackers coach
      Tuesday, Jan. 25
    • Josh McDaniels – Hired
      Patriots offensive coordinator
      Saturday, Jan. 29

    Confirmed General Manager Interviews

    • Trey Brown
      Bengals scout
      Friday, Jan. 21
    • Champ Kelly
      Bears assistant director of player personnel
      Thursday, Jan. 20
    • Brandon Hunt
      Steelers pro scouting coordinator
      Wednesday, Jan. 26
    • Ruston Webster
      Former Titans general manager and Falcons national scout
      Wednesday, Jan. 26
    • Dave Ziegler – Hired
      Patriots director of player personnel
      Friday, Jan. 21

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    Chicago Bears
    Denver Broncos
    Houston Texans
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Miami Dolphins
    Minnesota Vikings
    New Orleans Saints
    New York Giants

    The Miami Dolphins fired head coach Brian Flores

    In a somewhat surprising move, the Dolphins fired head coach Brian Flores. According to the report from ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, the relationship between Flores, Tua Tagovailoa, and Chris Grier had deteriorated. The Dolphins kept Grier in place and will now embark on a search for a new head coach.

    PFN’s NFL Director Adam Beasley noted early on in the process that San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel was a leading candidate to be the next head coach of the Dolphins. Miami officially announced that McDaniel would become their new head coach on February 06, 2022.

    Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

    • Thomas Brown
      Rams assistant head coach
      Friday, Jan. 21
    • Brian Daboll – Hired by the Giants
      Bills offensive coordinator
      Sunday, Jan. 16
    • Leslie Frazier
      Bills defensive coordinator
      Sunday, Jan. 16
    • Vance Joseph
      Cardinals defensive coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 21
    • Mike McDanielHired
      49ers offensive coordinator
      Wednesday, Jan. 19 (first); Thursday, Feb. 3 (second)
    • Kellen Moore
      Cowboys offensive coordinator
      Thursday, Jan. 20 (first); Saturday, Feb. 5 (second)
    • Dan Quinn
      Cowboys defensive coordinator
      Thursday, Jan. 20

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    Chicago Bears
    Denver Broncos
    Houston Texans
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Miami Dolphins
    Minnesota Vikings
    New Orleans Saints
    New York Giants

    Minnesota Vikings hire Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as GM and will hire Kevin O’Connell as their next head coach

    After missing the playoffs yet again, the Vikings have unsurprisingly decided that a change is required. When the team added Kirk Cousins, they felt they were just a QB away from going all the way. However, it has not played out that way. Now, with one year remaining on Cousins’ contract, Minnesota appears to be starting fresh.

    On Wednesday, Jan. 26, the Minnesota Vikings hired Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their general manager.

    Now, it appears they have identified Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell as their next head coach after Jim Harbaugh decided to return to Michigan.

    Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

    • Todd Bowles
      Buccaneers defensive coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 21
    • Nathaniel Hackett – Hired by Denver
      Packers offensive coordinator
      Sunday, Jan. 16
    • Jonathan Gannon
      Eagles defensive coordinator
      Thursday, Jan. 20
    • Patrick Graham
      Giants defensive coordinator
      Saturday, Jan. 29 (first); Tuesday, Feb. 1 (second)
    • Jim Harbaugh
      Michigan head coach
      Saturday, Jan. 29 (first); Wednesday, Feb. 2 (second)
    • Kellen Moore
      Cowboys offensive coordinator
      Wednesday, Jan. 19
    • Raheem Morris
      Rams defensive coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 21; Monday, Feb. 31 (second)
    • Kevin O’Connell – Rumored to have job at end of Rams season
      Rams offensive coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 21 (first); Monday, Feb. 31 (second)
    • Dan Quinn
      Cowboys defensive coordinator
      Wednesday, Jan. 19
    • DeMeco Ryans
      49ers defensive coordinator
      Wednesday, Jan. 23

    Confirmed/Requested General Manager Interviews

    • Kwesi Adofo-Mensah – Hired
      Browns vice president of football operations
      Monday, Jan. 17
    • Brandon Brown
      Eagles director of player personnel
      Tuesday, Jan. 18
    • Glenn Cook
      Browns vice president of player personnel
      Thursday, Jan. 20
    • Monti Ossenfort
      Titans director of player personnel
      Sunday, Jan. 16
    • Ryan Poles – Hired by Chicago
      Chiefs director of player personnel
      Tuesday, Jan. 18 (first); Wednesday, Jan. 26 (second, tentative)
    • Catherine Raîche
      Eagles vice president of football operations
      Monday, Jan. 17
    • John Spytek
      Buccaneers vice president of player personnel
      This week
    • Eliot Wolf
      Patriots player personnel consultant
      Thursday, Jan. 20

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    Chicago Bears
    Denver Broncos
    Houston Texans
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Miami Dolphins
    Minnesota Vikings
    New Orleans Saints
    New York Giants

    Sean Payton informs the New Orleans Saints he is stepping away

    While it had been speculated since the 2021 season ended, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed that Sean Payton has informed the New Orleans Saints that he will be stepping away after 15 seasons as their head coach. Over that time, Payton has led New Orleans to a 152-89 record, including a 9-8 postseason record and a Super Bowl victory in just his fourth year on the job.

    PFN Insider Aaron Wilson reported on February 3 that the Saints requested Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for an interview, according to a league source.

    Ultimately, the Saints decided to remain in-house and promoted Dennis Allen as the successor to now-retired Sean Payton.

    Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

    • Dennis Allen – Hired
      Saints defensive coordinator
      Wednesday, Feb. 2, or Thursday, Feb. 3
    • Eric Bieniemy
      Chiefs offensive coordinator
      Saturday, Feb. 5
    • Doug Pederson – Hired by Jaguars
      Former Eagles head coach
      Sunday, Jan. 30
    • Brian Flores
      Former Dolphins head coach
      Tuesday, Feb. 1
    • Aaron Glenn
      Lions defensive coordinator
      Wednesday, Feb. 2

    Requested/Planned Head Coach Interviews

    • Byron Leftwich
      Buccaneers offensive coordinator

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    Chicago Bears
    Denver Broncos
    Houston Texans
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Miami Dolphins
    Minnesota Vikings
    New Orleans Saints
    New York Giants

    New York Giants hired Joe Schoen as GM and Brian Daboll as head coach

    After it appeared as though Joe Judge was set to remain in New York, the Giants fired him in early January. In his two seasons with the team, Judge won just 10 games, going 4-13 in 2021. Judge fired his offensive coordinator, Jason Garrett, during the season. However, the team remained stagnant and the offense remain unimaginative right through to Week 18.

    The Giants were set on getting their GM in place before hiring a head coach. Therefore, the GM process took priority initially and then shifted to a head coaching search after they hired Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen as their next GM.

    On January 28, the Giants announced that they had agreed to terms with Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.

    Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

    • Lou Anarumo
      Bengals defensive coordinator
      Sunday, Jan. 23
    • Brian Daboll – Hired
      Bills offensive coordinator
      Friday, Jan. 21 (first); Tuesday, Jan. 25 (second)
    • Patrick Graham
      Giants defensive coordinator
      Wednesday, Jan. 26
    • Brian Flores
      Former Dolphins head coach
      Thursday, Jan. 27
    • Leslie Frazier
      Bills defensive coordinator
      Saturday, Jan. 22 (first); Friday, Jan. 28 (second)
    • Dan Quinn
      Cowboys defensive coordinator
      Monday, Jan. 24

    Confirmed General Manager Interviews

    • Ran Carthon
      49ers director of pro personnel
      Monday, Jan. 17
    • Ryan Cowden
      Titans vice president of player personnel
      Friday, Jan. 14
    • Quentin Harris
      Cardinals vice president of player personnel
      Thursday, Jan. 13
    • Joe Hortiz
      Ravens director of player personnel
      Saturday, Jan. 15
    • Monti Ossenfort
      Titans director of player personnel
      Friday, Jan. 14
    • Adam Peters
      49ers assistant general manager
      Monday, Jan. 17 (first), Thursday, Jan. 20 (second)
    • Ryan Poles – Hired by Chicago
      Chiefs executive director of player personnel
      Thursday, Jan. 13 (first), Wednesday, Jan. 19 (second)
    • Joe Schoen – Hired by Giants
      Bills assistant general manager
      Wednesday, Jan. 12 (first), Tuesday, Jan. 18 (second)
    • Adrian Wilson
      Cardinals vice president of pro personnel
      Wednesday, Jan. 12

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    Chicago Bears
    Denver Broncos
    Houston Texans
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Miami Dolphins
    Minnesota Vikings
    New Orleans Saints
    New York Giants

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