NFL coaching, GM tracker: Latest news, interviews, developments in 2022 hiring cycle

NFL.com is tracking all of the latest news, interviews and developments concerning coach and GM vacancies around the league as the 2022 hiring cycle kicks into gear. The information below -- sourced from NFL Media reports and official team announcements -- will be updated in real time during the coming weeks.

COACHING/GM HIRES

Baltimore Ravens
Defensive coordinator
  • Mike Macdonald, defensive coordinator


The Ravens announced the hiring of Mike Macdonald as their new defensive coordinator on Jan. 27. Macdonald has previously been a part of the coaching staff from 2014-2020 before spending 2021 as the University of Michigan defensive coordinator.

Buffalo Bills
Offensive coordinator
  • Ken Dorsey, offensive coordinator


The Bills announced the hiring of Ken Dorsey as their new offensive coordinator on Feb. 1. Dorsey has served as Buffalo's quarterbacks coach for the past three seasons, helping mold Josh Allen into one of the league's top passers. He previously spent five years as the QBs coach for the Panthers (2013-17), which included Cam Newton's 2015 MVP season.

Carolina Panthers
Offensive coordinator · Special teams coordinator
  • Ben McAdoo, offensive coordinator
  • Chris Tabor, special teams coordinator


The Carolina Panthers hired Ben McAdoo as their offensive coordinator. The team announced the hire Jan. 24. McAdoo, a former head coach and OC of the Giants, succeeds interim OC Jeff Nixon, who took over after Joe Brady's midseason firing. Carolina hired Chris Tabor as their new special teams coordinator on Thursday, Jan. 27. Tabor was previously the Bears' special teams coach for four years following seven season in the same capacity with the Browns.

Chicago Bears
Head coach · GM/OC/DC/STC
  • Matt Eberflus, head coach
  • Ryan Poles, general manager
  • Luke Getsy, offensive coordinator
  • Alan Williams, defensive coordinator
  • Richard Hightower, special teams coordinator


The Chicago Bears are hiring Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as their new head coach. Eberflus will succeed Matt Nagy, who was fired at the beginning of January. The Bears announced they hired Ryan Poles as their new general manager on Jan. 25. Poles, who succeeds Ryan Pace, was previously the Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel. The Bears hired Packers QB coach/passing game coordinator Luke Getsy as offensive coordinator on Jan. 30, Colts defensive backs/safeties coach Alan Williams as defensive coordinator on Feb. 2 and 49ers special teams coordinator as Richard Hightower in the same role on Feb. 6.

Denver Broncos
Head coach · OC/DC/ST
  • Nathaniel Hackett, head coach
  • Justin Outten, offensive coordinator
  • Ejiro Evero, defensive coordinator
  • Dwayne Stukes, special teams coordinator

The Denver Broncos hired Nathaniel Hackett as their new head coach on Jan. 27. Hackett, who succeeds Vic Fangio, previously spent the past three seasons as Packers offensive coordinator. The club announced on Feb. 2 it had hired Justin Outten as its OC. Outten worked alongside Hackett the past three years as the Packers' tight ends coach. Denver announced on Feb. 17 the hirings of Ejiro Evero as OC and Dwayne Stukes as special teams coordinator.

Detroit Lions
Offensive coordinator
  • Ben Johnson, offensive coordinator


Detroit promoted tight ends coach Ben Johnson to offensive coordinator on Feb. 9. Johnson, 35, will fill the void created by the departure of former OC Anthony Lynn, who signed with the 49ers as an assistant head coach on Feb. 4. A member of the organization since 2019, Johnson was heavily involved after first-year head coach Dan Campbell took over play-calling during the season.

Green Bay Packers
Offensive coordinator · Special teams coordinator
  • Adam Stenavich, offensive coordinator
  • Rich Bisaccia, special teams

Packers offensive line coach/run game coordinator Adam Stenavich was promoted to offensive coordinator on Jan. 29. Stenavich succeeds Nathaniel Hackett, who was hired as the new Broncos head coach. Green Bay hired former Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia as its new special teams coach.

Houston Texans
Head coach
  • Lovie Smith, head coach


The Houston Texans are finalizing a deal with Lovie Smith to make him their next head coach. Smith, who succeeds David Culley, spent the 2021 season as the Texans associate head coach and defensive coordinator.

Indianapolis Colts
Defensive coordinator
  • Gus Bradley, defensive coordinator


Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Gus Bradley was hired Feb. 7 to fill the same position for the Colts, who had an opening at DC following Matt Eberflus' hiring as Bears head coach.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Head coach · OC/STC
  • Doug Pederson, head coach
  • Press Taylor, offensive coordinator
  • Heath Farwell, special teams coordinator
  • Mike Caldwell, defensive coordinator


The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Doug Pederson as their new head coach on Feb. 3. Pederson relieves interim coach Darrell Bevell, who took over the reins after Urban Meyer was fired midway through his first year in December. The 54-year-old Pederson went 42-37-1 with the Eagles and reached the playoffs in three consecutive seasons, winning Super Bowl LII in the 2017 campaign. He did not coach in 2021. Jacksonville is hiring Heath Farwell as its special teams coordinator, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Feb. 9. The Jags are hiring Press Taylor, who worked for Pederson in Philadelphia and spent the 2021 season as an offensive assistant with the Colts, as their offensive coordinator. The team hired former Buccaneers inside linebackers coach Mike Caldwell as defensive coordinator, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Feb. 11.

Las Vegas Raiders
Head coach · GM/OC/DC
  • Josh McDaniels, head coach
  • Dave Ziegler, general manager
  • Mick Lombardi, offensive coordinator
  • Patrick Graham, defensive coordinator


The Las Vegas Raiders hired Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their next head coach on Jan. 30. McDaniels will be joined in Las Vegas by fellow former Patriot Dave Ziegler as general manager. The Ziegler-McDaniels regime's first big coaching addition is the hiring of Patrick Graham as defensive coordinator. The Raiders went on to hire Patriots WR coach Mick Lombardi as offensive coordinator.

Los Angeles Chargers
Special teams coordinator
  • Ryan Ficken, special teams coordinator


The Los Angeles Chargers hired longtime Vikings assistant Ryan Ficken as their new special teams coordinator on Feb. 3. Ficken spent 15 seasons with the Vikings, serving in multiple assistant roles before the club hired him as ST coordinator prior to the 2021 season.

Los Angeles Rams
Offensive coordinator
  • Liam Coen, offensive coordinator


The Los Angeles Rams are expected to hire Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen as their next OC, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Feb. 21. Coen replaces Kevin O'Connell, who was hired to be the next head coach of the Vikings.

Miami Dolphins
Head coach · Offensive coordinator
  • Mike McDaniel, head coach
  • Frank Smith, offensive coordinator


The Miami Dolphins hired 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel as their next head coach. McDaniel, fresh off helping the Niners to the NFC Championship Game, was one of two finalists for the opening, along with Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Miami is hiring former Chargers run game coordinator Frank Smith as its OC, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Feb. 14.

Minnesota Vikings
Head coach · GM/OC/DC/STC
  • Kevin O'Connell, head coach
  • Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, general manager
  • Wes Phillips, offensive coordinator
  • Ed Donatell, defensive coordinator
  • Matt Daniels, special teams coordinator


The Minnesota Vikings hired Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell as their next head coach on Feb. 16. The Vikings hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new general manager on Jan. 26. Adofo-Mensah, who succeeds Rick Spielman, was previously the Cleveland Browns vice president of football operations. Minnesota is also hiring former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson for a senior role in the Vikings' personnel department. The Vikes hired former Broncos DC Ed Donatell as defensive coordinator. Mike Pettine also was hired as assistant head coach. Minnesota is also hiring Rams pass game coordinator/tight end coach Wes Phillips as its offensive coordinator and Matt Daniels as their special teams coordinator.

  • Dennis Allen, head coach


The New Orleans Saints are promoting defensive coordinator Dennis Allen to be their next head coach. Allen replaces Sean Payton, who stepped down as Saints HC in January. Allen has been the Saints defensive coordinator for the past seven seasons. Allen went 8-28 in over two seasons as head coach of the then-Oakland Raiders (2012-2014).

New York Giants
Head coach · GM/OC/DC
  • Brian Daboll, head coach
  • Joe Schoen, general manager
  • Mike Kafka, offensive coordinator
  • Don "Wink" Martindale, defensive coordinator


The New York Giants are hiring Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll as their new head coach. Daboll will succeed Joe Judge, who was fired after two seasons as HC. The Giants hired Joe Schoen as their new general manager on Jan. 21. Schoen, who succeeds Dave Gettleman, was previously the Buffalo Bills assistant general manager. New York hired Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka as its offensive coordinator and former Ravens defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale as their new DC.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Defensive coordinator
  • Teryl Austin, defensive coordinator


The Pittsburgh Steelers are hiring Teryl Austin to be their next defensive coordinator, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Feb. 6. Austin, previously Pittsburgh's senior defensive assistant and secondary coach, replaces Keith Butler, who retired this offseason after 19 years with the club.

San Francisco 49ers
Asst. head coach
  • Anthony Lynn, assistant head coach


The San Francisco 49ers are hiring former Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn as their assistant head coach. Lynn served as the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator in 2021, parting ways with the club after just one season in Detroit. Lynn rose up the coaching ranks as a respected running backs coach and is a seamless fit for 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan's run-heavy offense.

Seattle Seahawks
2021 · 7-10-0
  • Clint Hurtt, defensive coordinator


The Seattle Seahawks officially promoted Hurtt to defensive coordinator on Feb. 15. Hurtt had previously been Seattle's defensive line coach for the last five seasons and assistant head coach for the previous four.

COACHING/GM INTERVIEWS

Baltimore Ravens
Defensive coordinator
  • Mike Macdonald, Michigan defensive coordinator (hired)
  • Kris Richard, Saints defensive backs coach
  • Joe Whitt Jr., Cowboys secondary coach/defensive passing game coordinator
Buffalo Bills
Offensive coordinator
  • Edgar Bennett, Raiders wide receivers coach
  • Ken Dorsey, Bills quarterbacks coach (hired)
Carolina Panthers
Offensive coordinator
  • Mike Groh, Colts wide receivers coach
  • Jay Gruden, former Washington head coach (second interview completed)
  • Pep Hamilton, Texans passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach
  • Klint Kubiak, Vikings offensive coordinator
  • Ben McAdoo, former Giants head coach (hired)
  • Scottie Montgomery, Colts running backs coach (second interview completed)
Chicago Bears
Head coach · GM/OC/DC/ST

Head coach:

  • Dennis Allen, Saints defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Todd Bowles, Buccaneers defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Jim Caldwell, former Lions and Colts head coach (second interview completed)
  • Brian Daboll, Bills offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Matt Eberflus, Colts defensive coordinator (hired)
  • Brian Flores, former Dolphins head coach (completed)
  • Leslie Frazier, Bills defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Nathaniel Hackett, Packers offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Byron Leftwich, Buccaneers offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Doug Pederson, former Eagles head coach (hired by Jaguars)
  • Dan Quinn, Cowboys defensive coordinator (remaining Dallas DC)


General manager:

  • Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, Browns vice president of football operations (completed)
  • Morocco Brown, Colts director of college scouting (completed)
  • Ran Carthon, 49ers director of player personnel (completed)
  • Glenn Cook, Browns vice president of player personnel (completed)
  • Ed Dodds, Colts assistant general manager (withdrew name from consideration)
  • Jeff Ireland, Saints assistant general manager (completed)
  • Champ Kelly, Bears assistant director of player personnel (completed)
  • Omar Khan, Steelers vice president of football and business administration (completed)
  • Reggie McKenzie, Dolphins executive (completed)
  • Monti Ossenfort, Titans director of player personnel (second interview pending)
  • Ryan Poles, Chiefs executive director of player personnel (hired)
  • Joe Schoen, Bills assistant general manager (completed)
  • Eliot Wolf, Patriots players personnel consultant (second interview pending)
  • JoJo Wooden, Chargers director of player personnel


Offensive coordinator:

  • Sanjay Lal, Jaguars wide receivers coach
  • Luke Getsy, Packers quarterbacks coach/pass game coordinator (hired)


Defensive coordinator:

  • Alan Williams, Colts safeties coach (hired)


Special teams coordinator:

  • Richard Hightower, 49ers special teams coordinator (hired)
  • Thomas McGaughey, Giants special teams coordinator
Denver Broncos
Head coach · OC/DC

Head coach:

  • Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Brian Callahan, Bengals offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Jonathan Gannon, Eagles defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Luke Getsy, Packers quarterbacks coach/pass game coordinator (completed)
  • Aaron Glenn, Lions defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Nathaniel Hackett, Packers offensive coordinator (hired)
  • Jerod Mayo, Patriots inside linebackers coach (completed)
  • Kellen Moore, Cowboys offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Kevin O'Connell, Rams offensive coordinator (finalist)
  • Dan Quinn, Cowboys defensive coordinator (remaining Dallas DC)


Offensive coordinator:

  • Kevin Koger, Chargers tight ends coach
  • Justin Outten, Packers tight ends coach (hired)
  • Adam Stenavich, Packers offensive line coach/run game coordinator


Defensive coordinator:

  • Ejiro Evero, Rams secondary coach/pass game coordinator
  • Jason Simmons, Panthers secondary coach/pass game coordinator (completed)
Green Bay Packers
Offensive coordinator
  • Luke Getsy, Packers quarterbacks coach/pass game coordinator
  • Brian Johnson, Eagles quarterbacks coach
  • Kevin Koger, Chargers tight ends coach
  • Adam Stenavich, Packers offensive line coach/run game coordinator (hired)
Houston Texans
Head coach
  • Brian Flores, former Dolphins head coach (second interview completed)
  • Jonathan Gannon, Eagles defensive coordinator (second interview completed)
  • Joe Lombardi, Chargers offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Josh McCown, veteran NFL QB (second interview completed)
  • Kevin O'Connell, Rams offensive coordinator (expected to be hired by Vikings)
  • Lovie Smith, Texans defensive coordinator (finalizing deal)
  • Hines Ward, special assistant to the head coach at Florida Atlantic University (completed)
Indianapolis Colts
Defensive coordinator
  • Joe Cullen, Jaguars defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Chris Harris, Washington defensive backs coach (completed)
  • Jim Schwartz, Titans senior defensive assistant


  • Darrell Bevell, Jaguars interim head coach (completed)
  • Rich Bisaccia, former Raiders interim coach/special teams coordinator (completed)
  • Todd Bowles, Buccaneers defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Jim Caldwell, former Lions and Colts head coach (completed)
  • Matt Eberflus, Colts defensive coordinator (hired by Bears)
  • Nathaniel Hackett, Packers offensive coordinator (hired by Broncos)
  • Byron Leftwich, Buccaneers offensive coordinator (second interview pending)
  • Kellen Moore, Cowboys offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Bill O'Brien, former Texans head coach (completed)
  • Kevin O'Connell, Rams offensive coordinator (expected to be hired by Vikings)
  • Doug Pederson, former Eagles head coach (hired)
  • Dan Quinn, Cowboys defensive coordinator (remaining Dallas DC)
Las Vegas Raiders
Head coach · GM/DC

Head coach:

  • Rich Bisaccia, Raiders interim head coach (completed)
  • Todd Bowles, Buccaneers defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Jerod Mayo, Patriots inside linebackers coach (completed)
  • Josh McDaniels, Patriots offensive coordinator (hired)


General manager:

  • Trey Brown, Bengals scout (completed)
  • Ed Dodds, Colts assistant general manager
  • Brandon Hunt, Steelers pro scouting coordinator (completed)
  • Champ Kelly, Bears assistant director of player personnel (completed)
  • John Spytek, Buccaneers vice president of player personnel
  • Ruston Webster, Falcons national scout (completed)
  • Dave Ziegler, Patriots director of player personnel (hired)


Offensive coordinator:

  • Drew Petzing, Browns tight ends coach
  • Mick Lombardi, Patriots wide receivers coach (hired)


Defensive coordinator:

  • Sean Desai, former Bears defensive coordinator
  • Patrick Graham, Giants defensive coordinator (hired)
Los Angeles Rams
Offensive coordinator
  • Thomas Brown, Rams running backs coach/assistant head coach
  • Liam Coen, Kentucky offensive coordinator (hired)
  • Cortez Hankton, LSU passing game coordinator
  • Greg Olson, former Raiders offensive coordinator
Miami Dolphins
Head coach · Offensive coordinator

Head coach:

  • Thomas Brown, Rams assistant head coach (completed)
  • Brian Daboll, Bills offensive coordinator (hired by Giants)
  • Leslie Frazier, Bills defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Vance Joseph, Cardinals defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Mike McDaniel, 49ers offensive coordinator (hired)
  • Kellen Moore, Cowboys offensive coordinator (second interview completed)
  • Dan Quinn, Cowboys defensive coordinator (remaining Dallas DC)

Offensive coordinator:

  • Frank Smith, Chargers run game coordinator/offensive line coach (hired)
Minnesota Vikings
Head coach · GM/OC

Head coach:

  • Todd Bowles, Buccaneers defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Jonathan Gannon, Eagles defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Patrick Graham, Giants defensive coordinator (second interview completed)
  • Nathaniel Hackett, Packers offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Jim Harbaugh, Michigan head coach (completed)
  • Kellen Moore, Cowboys offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Raheem Morris, Rams defensive coordinator (second interview completed)
  • Kevin O'Connell, Rams offensive coordinator (hired)
  • Dan Quinn, Cowboys defensive coordinator (remaining Dallas DC)
  • DeMeco Ryans, 49ers defensive coordinator (remaining San Francisco DC)


General manager:

  • Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, Browns vice president of football operations (hired)
  • Brandon Brown, Eagles director of player personnel (completed)
  • Glenn Cook, Browns vice president of player personnel (completed)
  • Monti Ossenfort, Titans director of player personnel (completed)
  • Ryan Poles, Chiefs executive director of player personnel (hired by Bears)
  • Catherine Raiche, Eagles vice president of football operations (completed)
  • John Spytek, Buccaneers vice president of player personnel (completed)
  • Eliot Wolf, Patriots players personnel consultant (completed)


Offensive coordinator

  • Chris Beatty, Chargers wide receivers coach
  • Thomas Brown, Rams assistant head coach (completed)
New Orleans Saints
Head coach/DC/OC

Head coach


  • Dennis Allen, Saints defensive coordinator (hired)
  • Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator
  • Brian Flores, former Dolphins head coach (completed)
  • Aaron Glenn, Lions defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Byron Leftwich, Buccaneers offensive coordinator
  • Doug Pederson, former Eagles head coach (hired by Jaguars)
  • Darren Rizzi, Saints special teams coordinator


Defensive coordinator

  • Aubrey Pleasant, Lions secondary coach/passing game coordinator


Offensive coordinator

  • Robert Prince, Cowboys wide receivers coach
New York Giants
Head coach · GM/OC/DC

Head coach:

  • Lou Anarumo, Bengals defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Brian Daboll, Bills offensive coordinator (hired)
  • Brian Flores, former Dolphins head coach (completed)
  • Leslie Frazier, Bills defensive coordinator (second interview completed)
  • Patrick Graham, Giants defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Dan Quinn, Cowboys defensive coordinator (remaining Dallas DC)


General manager:

  • Ran Carthon, 49ers director of player personnel (completed)
  • Ryan Cowden, Titans vice president of player personnel (completed)
  • Quentin Harris, Cardinals vice president of player personnel (completed)
  • Joe Hortiz, Ravens director of player personnel (completed)
  • Monti Ossenfort, Titans director of player personnel (completed)
  • Adam Peters, 49ers assistant general manager (second interview completed)
  • Ryan Poles, Chiefs executive director of player personnel (second interview completed)
  • Joe Schoen, Bills assistant general manager (hired)
  • Adrian Wilson, Cardinals vice president of pro personnel (completed)


Offensive coordinator:

  • Ken Dorsey, Bills quarterbacks coach (promoted by Bills)
  • Mike Kafka, Chiefs quarterbacks coach (hired)


Defensive coordinator:

  • Sean Desai, former Bears defensive coordinator
  • Don "Wink" Martindale, former Ravens defensive coordinator (hired)
  • Jim Schwartz, Titans senior defensive assistant
  • Steve Wilks, Missouri defensive coordinator


Pittsburgh Steelers
General manager · Defensive coordinator

General manager

  • Morocco Brown, Colts director of college scouting (completed)
  • Ran Carthon, 49ers director of player personnel (completed)
  • Ryan Cowden, Titans vice president of player personnel (completed)
  • Ed Dodds, Colts assistant general manager (completed)
  • Joe Hortiz, Ravens director of player personnel (completed)
  • Brandon Hunt, Steelers pro scouting coordinator (completed)
  • Omar Khan, Steelers vice president of football and business administration (completed)
  • Dan Morgan, Panthers assistant general manager (completed)
  • Jerry Reese, former Giants general manager (completed)
  • Louis Riddick, former Eagles director of pro personnel (completed)
  • Rick Spielman, former Vikings general manager (completed)
  • John Spytek, Buccaneers vice president of player personnel (completed)
  • Andy Weidl, Eagles vice president of player personnel (completed)
  • Doug Whaley, former Bills general manager (completed)
  • John Wojciechowski, Packers co-director of player personnel (completed)
  • JoJo Wooden, Chargers director of player personnel (completed)


Defensive coordinator

  • Teryl Austin, Steelers senior defensive assistant (hired)
  • Patrick Graham, Giants defensive coordinator
  • Kris Richard, Saints defensive backs coach
Seattle Seahawks
Defensive coordinator
  • Clint Hurtt, Seahawks assistant head coach (hired)
  • Joe Whitt Jr., Cowboys secondary coach/defensive passing game coordinator

FIRED

  • Special teams coordinator Chase Blackburn
  • Offensive coordinator Joe Brady


The Panthers fired Brady on Dec. 5 following a 5-7 start to the season. Brady came to Carolina after one stellar season at Louisiana State University where he was the passing game coordinator for a national champion that featured eventual NFL stars Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. The Panthers later fired special teams coordinator Chase Blackburn, offensive line coach Pat Meyer and defensive line coach Frank Okam.

  • Head coach Matt Nagy
  • GM Ryan Pace


The Bears fired Nagy and Pace on Jan. 10, one day after Chicago's season ended in a loss to the Minnesota Vikings to complete a 6-11 campaign. Nagy led the Bears to two playoff appearances in his four years in Chicago, including a 12-4 season in 2018 that earned him AP Coach of the Year honors. Nagy ends his time leading the Bears with a 34-31 record. Pace was brought in as GM in Chicago when the Bears also hired John Fox as HC. Chicago went 48-65 with Nagy as GM, with his three most notable moves being the decision to trade up and select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, trading for pass rusher Khalil Mack ahead of the 2018 season, and trading up to pick Justin Fields at No. 11 overall in the 2021 draft.

  • Head coach Vic Fangio


The Broncos fired Fangio on Jan. 9 after Denver lost to the Chiefs to end its season at 7-10. Fangio lasted three seasons as Broncos head coach and finished his tenure with a 19-30 record. Fangio was previously a defensive coordinator for the Bears, 49ers, Texans, Colts and Panthers.

  • Head coach David Culley


The Texans fired Culley on Jan. 13 four days after Houston lost to the Titans to finish the season at 4-13. Culley lasted just one season as Texans head coach after replacing the fired Bill O'Brien in late January 2021. Culley spent the previous two seasons as Ravens assistant head coach/pass coordinator/wide receivers coach.

  • Head coach Urban Meyer


The Jaguars fired Meyer on Dec. 16 after a 2-11 start to his first season in Jacksonville. Meyer's tenure was defined by losses on the field and controversy off it. Jaguars owner Shad Khan publicly rebuked Meyer in October after the coach was seen in a viral video with a woman who was not his wife dancing close to his lap at a bar in the days following a prime-time loss to the Bengals. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero on Dec. 11 also reported a list of internal issues with Meyer, including a staff meeting in which he "delivered a biting message that he's a winner and his assistant coaches are losers."

  • General manager Mike Mayock


The Raiders fired Mayock on Jan. 17, two days after Las Vegas' season ended in a wild-card loss to the Bengals. Mayock spent three seasons as Raiders GM and compiled a 25-24 record with one playoff apperance.

  • Special teams coordinator Derius Swinton II


The Chargers fired Swinton on Jan. 14, five days after they lost to the Raiders in their season finale.

  • Head coach Brian Flores


The Dolphins fired Flores on Jan. 10, one day after they beat the Patriots to finish the season 9-8. It marked Flores' second consecutive winning season in Miami (10-6 in 2020), but the Dolphins did not make the playoffs in Flores' three years as head coach. Flores went 24-25 in Miami.

  • Head coach Mike Zimmer
  • GM Rick Spielman


The Vikings fired Zimmer and Spielman on Jan. 10 following the conclusion of an 8-9 season. Zimmer's firing comes after the Vikings turned in consecutive sub-.500 seasons for the first time since he was hired in 2014. Zimmer had the seventh-longest coaching tenure among the NFL's 32 clubs and went 72-56-1 in Minnesota. Spielman began his career with the Vikings in 2006 as director of player personnel. He officially became general manager in 2012. Zimmer and Spielman's best season together came in 2017 when the Vikings went 13-3 and made the NFC Championship Game.

  • Head coach Joe Judge
  • Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett


The Giants fired Judge on Jan. 11, following two days of meetings with the owners in the aftermath of a 4-13 campaign that concluded with six straight losses. New York went 10-23 in Judge's two seasons and has not made the playoffs since 2016. None of the Giants' past three coaching tenures have exceeded two years (Ben McAdoo, 2016-17; Pat Shurmur, 2018-19). The club fired Garrett on Nov. 23 after opening the season 3-7. Judge hired Garrett ahead of the 2020 season to serve as his first OC in New York. Garrett previously went 85-67 in more than nine seasons as head coach of the Cowboys.

  • Defensive coordinator Ken Norton


The Seahawks fired Norton on Jan. 18, following his fourth season as their DC. Seattle ranked 28th in the NFL in total defense (379.1 yards per game) and 31st in pass defense (265.5 per game), but tied for 11th in scoring defense (21.5 points per game). This was Norton's second stint with the team -- he coached linebackers from 2010-14 before leaving to be the DC for the Raiders.

STEPPING DOWN

  • Head coach Sean Payton


Sean Payton is stepping down as head coach of the New Orleans Saints after 15 seasons. Payton, 58, leaves the Saints with an overall regular-season record of 152-89 and a postseason mark of 9-8, including one Super Bowl victory and the 2006 AP Coach of the Year award, in 15 seasons.

  • General manager Kevin Colbert


Kevin Colbert will step down after the 2022 NFL Draft, owner Art Rooney II confirmed on Jan. 28. The move was expected, with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reporting Colbert's intentions in early January. Rooney said Colbert is interested in staying with the club in a reduced role. Colbert, who has run personnel for the Steelers since 2000, has won two Super Bowls with the Steelers, been to three, and compiled a record of 225-124-3.

PARTING WAYS

  • Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn


Lions head coach Dan Campbell announced on Jan. 10 that the team and Lynn have agreed to part ways after one season. "It just wasn't a fit," Campbell told reporters, per The Athletic. "You want it to be, but I think we just never found our groove or our rhythm. ... Sometimes, it just doesn't work out the way you want."

  • Defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale


Ravens head coach John Harbaugh announced on Jan. 21 that he and Martindale decided to move forward in different directions following several conversations. Martindale, who's been an NFL assistant since 2004, had been with Baltimore since the 2012 campaign.

RESIGNED

  • Head coach Jon Gruden


Gruden resigned as Raiders head coach in October following reports in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times that detailed the use of racist, homophobic and misogynistic terms by Gruden in emails reportedly dating back to 2010. Gruden was five games into the fourth season of a 10-year contract with the franchise at the time of his resignation. Gruden went 22-31 during his second stint with the organization (he was 38-26 as the Raiders' coach from 1998 to 2001).

RETIRED

  • GM Dave Gettleman


Gettleman announced his retirement on Jan. 10 following a 4-13 season in New York. Gettleman served as the Giants GM from 2018-2021 while the club went 19-46. Gettleman returned to New York after four-plus years as the GM of the Panthers, where he went 51-28-1 and helped build a team that went 15-1 during the 2015 season and made Super Bowl 50. Gettleman began his first stint with the Giants in 1998 and was their director of pro personnel for 13 years, a stretch that included two Super Bowl titles and three Super Bowl appearances.

  • DC Keith Butler

Butler informed the Pittsburgh Steelers of his retirement on Jan. 22 following his 19th season with the team. Butler served as the Steelers defensive coordinator for the past seven seasons and succeeded Hall of Famer Dick LeBeau, who held the title for 20 seasons. Butler won two Super Bowls (XL, XLIII) with Pittsburgh as a linebackers coach under LeBeau's defense. Butler also played 10 seasons with Seattle Seahawks (1978-1987).

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