Black Monday is the moniker given to the day after the end of the NFL's regular season, when coaches worry the most about finding themselves in the unemployment line.
2013 has brought some surprises and some long-overdue firings, opening up six jobs in the NFL's coaching fraternity so far. Some of those jobs are clearly more attractive than the others, and candidates may have some ability to pick and choose the job that is right for them, as Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was able to last season.
It's important to remember that, while these openings are easy to rank and we can quibble about the placement, these are elite jobs in the most lucrative sports league in America. This is the tip of the golden pyramid for what football coaches want to do with their careers, so it isn't as if many will turn their noses up at any of these spots.
It's also relevant that the NFL has tried to make minority hiring a focus this season. In addition to the Rooney Rule, there is now a list of top candidates put together by a panel of league experts that teams are encouraged to use. While there are white candidates on the list, it is predominately minority-oriented. The idea, of course, is that the good ol' boys network, retreads and nepotism that often runs league circles may not be the best way to pick a candidate.
With those factors in mind, which franchises will have the most success luring top candidates to fill their vacancies?