Change is in the air. Black Monday arrived in the NFL the day after the end of the regular season, when the league began a flurry of major changes.
As of Thursday, the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans were looking for new head coaches, while the Bears, Vikings and Giants were looking for new general managers.
The Bears arranged interviews with at least 11 grandmaster candidates and nine coach candidates.
As the new firing and hire cycle continues, we keep track of all recent moves.
<знак класса="hl_red">The Houston Texans fired coach David Calley after one season.
Scoop: The Texans finished 4-13 in a single season under Callie, 66, a longtime NFL assistant in his first job as head coach. The Texans played without Deshawn Watson amid allegations of sexual harassment against the quarterback. Week 1 starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor only played six games with an injury, and the Texans turned to rookie Davis Mills to start 11 games.
Since 1994, Calley has been a wide receiver coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Kansas City Chiefs, where he has also been an assistant head coach, quarterbacks coach for the Buffalo Bills, and assistant head coach. Receiver/pass game coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens.
Carolina Panthers interviews Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor. according to ESPN.
Scoop: Tabor was the Bears’ special teams coordinator for all four seasons under Matt Nagy and served as interim head coach for one game in 2021 when Nagy had COVID-19. Previously, he was the Cleveland Browns’ special teams coordinator for seven seasons, working with several head coaches.
<знак класса="hl_orange">The Chicago Bears have added two more names to their list of interviews with the general manager.
Scoop: The Bears requested interviews from Pittsburgh Steelers vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan and New England Patriots senior consultant Eliot Wolf, ESPN reported. Khan had GM interviews with the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans last year. Wolf, the son of former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf, has worked with the Packers, Seattle Seahawks, and Cleveland Browns.
Here are the updated lists of candidates:
<знак класса="hl_orange">The Chicago Bears’ requested interview list reached at least 8 general manager candidates and 9 coach candidates.
Scoop: Recently fired Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores has become a big name in a long list of candidates the Bears contacted for interviews.
The NFL Network reported The Bears arranged an interview with Flores, who went 24–25 in three seasons with the Dolphins. His last two seasons were winning, but the Dolphins failed to make the playoffs.
Here are other coaching candidates that were reportedly solicited:
Former Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith is one of the biggest names expected to interview with the Bears. Here is a list of others:
<знак класса="hl_orange">The New York Giants fired coach Joe Judge after two seasons.
Scoop: During his first tenure as an NFL head coach, the 40-year-old Judge posted a 10-23 record, including a 4-13 record in 2021. Playing without quarterback Daniel Jones, the Giants lost their last six games, 163–56 on aggregate. After a 29-3 loss to the Bears in Week 17, Judge defended his team for 11 minutes while speaking to the media.
It’s the Giants’ second major move in two days since general manager Dave Gettleman announced his departure on Monday. Since Judge was fired, there are seven NFL head coach positions open.
<знак класса="hl_orange">The Chicago Bears fired general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy.
Scoop: Pace dropped out of Chicago after seven seasons in which his teams led 48-65, qualified for the playoffs twice, and failed to secure a playoff win. In his first NFL coaching job, Nagy finished 34-31, losing two playoffs in four seasons.
The Bears never found a match between Nagi and the quarterback during his tenure, passing Mitch Trubisky, Nick Fowles, Andy Dalton and Justin Fields. Nagy’s offense has stuck in the bottom third of the league in many categories. The Bears have finished 6-11 this season.
The Bears contacted former Eagles coach Doug Pederson to set up an interview for the head coaching position, according to a league source. The ESPN report also indicated that the Bears had requested permission to interview Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for the job. The team, according to the NFL Network, also asked to speak with the director of the Colts College, who is scouting Morocco Brown for the GM opening.
<знак класса="hl_orange">The Minnesota Vikings fired general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer.
Scoop: Spielman has been with the Vikings since 2006, first as vice president of personnel and then as general manager since 2012. During that time, the Vikings went 132–123–2, making the playoffs six times.
Zimmer, a longtime NFL defensive coordinator, became the Vikings’ head coach in 2014. He spent three seasons with 10 or more wins, three playoff appearances and two playoff wins. The Vikings finished 8-9 after beating the Bears on Sunday.
<знак класса="hl_orange">New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman announced his retirement after four seasons in the role.
Scoop: In 2018, Gettleman became the general manager of the organization where he worked in the front office 13 years ago. But his efforts to resurrect the franchise failed as the Giants endured the worst four-year losing streak in team history.
The Giants went 19-46 under Gettleman’s watch, including a 4-13 face plan this season, during which the offense finished last in the NFC in both total yards and scoring. Gettleman announced his departure on Monday but could have been fired if he hadn’t. The future of coach Joe Judge remains uncertain and may depend on what happens with their active search for a GM.
<знак класса="hl_orange">The Miami Dolphins fired coach Brian Flores after three seasons.
Scoop: Flores was fired in his third season despite winning back-to-back seasons. The Dolphins were 5-11 in his first year, 10-6 in 2020 and 9-8 this season, but they didn’t make the playoffs during his time in the playoffs.
Dolphins owner Steven Ross released a statement saying he “determined that a key dynamic in our football organization was not operating at the level I want it to and felt this decision was in the best interests of the Miami Dolphins.” According to ESPN, general manager Chris Grier will remain with the team in his current position.
<знак класса="hl_orange">The Denver Broncos fired head coach Vic Fangio after three seasons.
Scoop: Fangio did not record a winning season in three in Denver. He finished 19-30 in his first job as an NFL head coach, going 7-10 this season. Fangio, 63, was the NFL’s defensive coordinator for 19 seasons, including four in Chicago, before he joined the Broncos in 2019.
Fangio’s defense has been in the top 10 this season in yards and scoring. But the Broncos’ offense hasn’t done well enough under Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock, the latest in Denver’s ever-changing list of quarterbacks in recent years.
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The Jaguars did at least five interviews to replace Urban Meyer.
Scoop: The Jaguars fired Urban Meyer on December 16 after just 13 games with the team.
The team has already delved into searching for his replacement, reportedly interviewing former Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson, former Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and offensive coordinator. Byron Leftwich, and Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen. Moore.