Which NFL Head Coaches Are Most Likely To Get Fired During The Offseason?
Unfortunately, there are going to be quite a few NFL head coaches who find themselves without a job in about a week. That’s because next weekend is the last weekend of the 2013 NFL regular season. So after all of the NFL’s teams have played their final games, some head coaches will be out of a job. How many? That still remains to be seen, because there are some head coaches who are definitely going to be fired, some who could be fired if they don’t win this weekend, and some who probably won’t be fired but could be fired if their team’s owner isn’t feeling jolly next Monday morning.
With that in mind, we put together a list of the coaches who might be relieved of their duties after next weekend. How many of these coaches do you think should be fired because of their failures this season?
Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins
Likelihood of Him Being Canned? High. Shanahan and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III simply cannot coexist in Washington. So if the ‘Skins want to get back to the playoffs next season, one of them has to go. And it’s not going to be RGIII, so…
Rex Ryan, New York Jets
Likelihood of Him Being Canned? Low. Ryan has reportedly already told his players that he believes he will be fired at the end of the season. But the Jets actually did a lot better this year than people expected them to, so there’s a chance his job might not be in jeopardy. We’d sure like to see him get at least one more year with the team.
Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys
Likelihood of Him Being Canned? High…if the Cowboys lose against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. However, if they’re able to win—and if they’re able to make some noise in the playoffs—Garrett’s job could be secure for years to come. He’s the wild card on this list.
Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings
Likelihood of Him Being Canned? High. The Vikings surprised people last season by making the playoffs. But they have been a huge disappointment this season. So unless their owner is feeling festive, Frazier is likely going to be gone next Monday.
Tom Coughlin, New York Giants
Likelihood of Him Being Canned? Low. The guy has won two Super Bowls with the G-Men. He has earned the right to leave the team on his own terms. Unless, of course, the team struggles again next season, in which case…We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons
Likelihood of Him Being Canned? Low. Injuries decimated the Falcons this season. So you should expect him to get another chance next season. And provided all of his star players return, he should get Atlanta back to their winning ways.
Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions
Likelihood of Him Being Canned? High. Schwartz reportedly got into a yelling match with some fans during a game yesterday. He’s as good as gone.