Seven Head Coaches Fired Thus Far In NFL

Seven coaches have been fired throughout the NFL this season, none of  the moves serving as a shock.

In the AFC North, Marvin Lewis finally ran out of chances in Cincinnati after 16 years as their head coach. Lewis finished his tenure for the Bengals with a 131-122-3 record.

Lewis, however, was 0-7 in the playoffs and Cincinnati failed to reach the postseason for the third consecutive year.

In the AFC East, Adam Gase was fired as HC of the Miami Dolphins after a three-year tenure at the helm. Gase was 23-25 as the Dolphins coach, going 13-19 his last two seasons after getting them to the playoffs in 2016.

Also in the AFC East, former New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles was relieved of his duties on Sunday after the Jets finished in last in the AFC East for the third straight year. Bowles was 24-40 in four seasons as the Jets HC, going 14-34 in his final three years after a 10-6 showing in his first season.

The Jets have not made the playoffs since 2010, when then-HC Rex Ryan took them to the AFC Championship for the second straight season.

Down south, Dirk Koetter, the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was fired on Sunday. Koetter was 19-29 in three seasons as Tampa’s head coach, including back-to-back 5-11 seasons.

Tampa has not made the playoffs since 2007, when current Raiders HC, Jon Gruden was the coach.

Staying in the South, the Atlanta Falcons have retained HC, Dan Quinn. Atlanta, however, cleaned house, firing OC Steve Sarkisian, DC, Marquand Manuel, and special teams coordinator, Keith Armstrong.

Dan Quinn will dual-threat as HC and DC.

Atlanta was ranked number six in total offense. On defense, however, Atlanta was 28th.

Miami finished their 2018 season on a three-game losing streak. Miami also lost seven of their last 10 after a 4-2 start to the season.

Out west, the Denver Broncos fired HC Vance Joseph after going 11-21 in two seasons as the head man. Denver has not made the playoffs since winning Super Bowl 50, Peyton Manning’s final career game.

Staying on the West coast, the Arizona Cardinals decided to fire their HC, Steve Wilks after just a single season coaching for them. In his lone season, Wilks went 3-13, finishing last in the NFC West. Arizona was also dead last in total offense.