Evaluating the Best & Worst NFL Head Coach Openings

NFL Head Coach Openings

At the end of the NFL season, the coaching carousel begins to whirl. This article will evaluate the best and worst NFL Head Coach Openings available.

I will rank the NFL Head Coach openings from #6 to #1 with the best opening being at #1. Without further ado, let’s dive in.


3. Houston Texans

The Texans received a lot of bad press when they traded away their stud Hopkins for a bag of chips (sorry David Johnson). Bill O’Brien as the head coach was serviceable. Bill O’Brien as the GM, a colossal failure. He left the cupboard bare for the next head coaching hire, with many believing Deshaun might be a trade piece. Whoever gets this job must know they’re immediately under pressure to win since this is Deshaun Watson’s prime years. 


2. Detroit Lions

Similar to the questions swirling around the Falcons and Matt Ryan, there remains a lot of questions about Matt Stafford’s future in Detroit. There’s no easy way to say it, but this feels like a cursed franchise and playing Aaron Rodgers twice a year doesn’t help. The Lions have $10 million in cap space for 2021, but that won’t begin to cover the myriad of roster holes on both sides of the ball for the Lions. 


1. Philadelphia Eagles

A lot of question marks surround this Eagles team. The obvious one being Jalen Hurts, Carson Wentz, or anyone else at the Quarterback position (except for Nate Sudfeld…he stinks…too soon?). But, smaller question marks, such as Zach Ertz or the rest of their receiving core lurk in the background. Regardless of whether they stick with Wentz or move on, they won’t be able to get rid of his huge contract. They have less holes to fill than the above teams, and have a more promising future with Hurts (Wentz is questionable if they go that way). Whoever gets this head coaching job is going to have quick work to do. Philadelphia fans are impatient and ruthless. Good luck!



And those are all the NFL Head Coach Openings available right now! If any other Head Coach gets fired, we will be sure to update the list ASAP!

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