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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.

With Black Monday in full force, there are now eight head coaching vacancies heading into the 2022 NFL offseason. Our 2022 NFL Head Coach Tracker will be gathering all the latest news and rumors from around the league regarding further firings and any potential hirings that may take place.

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 York Giants

Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace were fired by the Chicago Bears

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.

Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

  • Dennis Allen
    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
    Bills offensive coordinator
    Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Matt Eberflus
    Colts defensive coordinator
    Monday, Jan. 17 (first); Monday, Jan. 24 (second)
  • Brian Flores
    Former Dolphins head coach
    Friday, Jan. 14
  • Leslie Frazier
    Bills defensive coordinator
    Friday, Jan. 21
  • Nathaniel Hackett
    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

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
  • Jeff Ireland
    Saints assistant general manager
    Friday, Jan. 14
  • Champ Kelly
    Bears assistant director of player personnel
    Thursday, Jan. 13
  • Reggie McKenzie
    Dolphins senior personnel executive
    Thursday, Jan. 20
  • Monti Ossenfort
    Titans director of player personnel
    Saturday, Jan. 15
  • Joe Schoen
    Bills assistant general manager
    Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Eliot Wolf
    Patriots director of scouting
    Tuesday, Jan. 18

Requested/Planned General Manager Interviews

  • Omar Khan
    Steelers vice president of football and business administration
  • Ryan Poles
    Chiefs director of player personnel
  • JoJo Wooden
    Chargers director of player personnel
JUMP AROUND

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

Denver Broncos have fired 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.

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 
    Packers offensive coordinator
    Thursday, Jan. 13
  • 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
JUMP AROUND

Chicago Bears
Denver Broncos
Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars
Las Vegas Raiders
Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings
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.

Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

  • Brian Flores
    Former Dolphins head coach
    Friday, Jan. 14
  • Jonathan Gannon
    Eagles defensive coordinator
    Tuesday, Jan. 18
  • Joe Lombardi
    Chargers offensive coordinator
    Saturday, Jan. 15
  • Kevin O’Connell
    Rams offensive coordinator
  • Josh McCown
    Former NFL QB
    Thursday, Jan. 20
  • Hines Ward
    Florida Atlantic special assistant to the head coach
    Saturday, Jan. 15
JUMP AROUND

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

Jacksonville Jaguars will be looking to replace Urban Meyer

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.

Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

  • Darrell Bevell
    Jaguars interim head coach
    Tuesday, Jan. 11
  • 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
    Colts defensive coordinator
    Saturday, Jan. 15 (first); Thursday, Jan. 20 (second)
  • Nathaniel Hackett
    Packers offensive coordinator
    Friday, Jan. 14
  • Byron Leftwich
    Buccaneers offensive coordinator
    Friday, Jan. 7
  • 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

Requested/Planned Head Coach Interviews

  • Dan Quinn
    Cowboys defensive coordinator
    After the Cowboys’ season
JUMP AROUND

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

The Las Vegas Raiders need to replace Jon Gruden

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.

Requested/Planned Head Coach Interviews

  • Jerod Mayo
    Patriots inside linebackers coach

Requested/Planned General Manager Interviews

  • Trey Brown
    Bengals scout
  • Ed Dodds
    Colts assistant general manager
  • Champ Kelly
    Bears assistant director of player personnel
    Thursday, Jan. 20
  • Dave Ziegler
    Patriots director of player personnel
    Friday, Jan. 21

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.

Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

The Dolphins have no confirmed head coach interviews at this stage.

Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

  • Thomas Brown
    Rams assistant head coach
    Friday, Jan. 21
  • Brian Daboll
    Bills offensive coordinator
    Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Leslie Frazier
    Bills defensive coordinator
    Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Vance Joseph
    Cardinals defensive coordinator
    Friday, Jan. 21
  • Mike McDaniel
    49ers offensive coordinator
    Wednesday, Jan. 19
  • Kellen Moore
    Cowboys offensive coordinator
    Thursday, Jan. 20
  • Dan Quinn
    Cowboys defensive coordinator
    Thursday, Jan. 20
JUMP AROUND

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

Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman are both out for the Minnesota Vikings

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.

Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

  • Todd Bowles
    Buccaneers defensive coordinator
    Friday, Jan. 21
  • Nathaniel Hackett
    Packers offensive coordinator
    Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Jonathan Gannon
    Eagles defensive coordinator
    Thursday, Jan. 20
  • Kevin O’Connell
    Rams offensive coordinator
    Friday, Jan. 21
  • DeMeco Ryans
    49ers defensive coordinator
    Wednesday, Jan. 19

Requested/Planned Head Coach Interviews

  • Kellen Moore
    Cowboys offensive coordinator
  • Raheem Morris
    Rams defensive coordinator
  • Dan Quinn
    Cowboys defensive coordinator

Confirmed/Requested General Manager Interviews

  • Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
    Browns vice president of football operations
    Second interview reported to be Tuesday, Jan. 25
  • 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
    Chiefs director of player personnel
    Second interview reported to be Wednesday, Jan. 26
  • 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

The New York Giants moved on from Joe Judge… finally

After it appeared as though Joe Judge was set to remain in New York, the Giants fired him on Tuesday. 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 seem set on getting their GM in place before hiring a head coach. Therefore, the GM process will take priority initially and then shift to a head coaching search.

On January 21, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garofolo reported that the Giants have identified Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen as their next GM. Per Rapoport, they will begin working on a deal. Once that’s done, the head coach search will likely kick into high gear before candidates start getting hired elsewhere.

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
    Chiefs executive director of player personnel
    Thursday, Jan. 13 (first), Wednesday, Jan. 19 (second)
  • Joe Schoen
    Bills assistant general manager
    Wednesday, Jan. 12 (first), Tuesday, Jan. 18 (second)
  • Adrian Wilson
    Cardinals vice president of pro personnel
    Wednesday, Jan. 12

Confirmed Head Coach Interviews

  • Brian Daboll
    Bill offensive coordinator
    Friday, Jan. 21

Requested/Planned Head Coach Interviews

  • Dan Quinn
    Cowboys defensive coordinator
JUMP AROUND

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

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