By mid-December last season, three NFL teams—the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins—had fired their head coaches. Week 14 of the 2012 NFL season is already under way, and not one NFL head coach has been let go.
While weekly speculation continues to build around multiple organizations, the fact that not one team has used the hook on a coach is surprising. There is a growing sense that at least six head-coaching positions could be open heading into the 2013 season.
There is a good possibility one or more of the men on this list will be fired before the season is completed. More will be let go on “Black Monday” after Week 17.
Turnover happens quickly in the NFL head-coaching ranks. Only six current head coaches have Super Bowl rings.
Some of these coaches will soon be looking for employment.