The 2022-23 coaching cycle has officially begun as teams have moved on from flailing head coaches and general managers.
With eyes set on the future and hopes that new blood will possibly reignite a flame of success that has been lost,
a number of teams have started the interview process for a new head coach. With a few jobs still potentially set to open, let’s take a look at the NFL coaches fired so far.
NFL Head Coaches Fired in 2023 Matt Rhule, Carolina Panthers The first coach fired this season was Carolina’s Matt Rhule. Even though it didn’t take him very long to rebound and find a new job in the college ranks at Nebraska,
he still has the dubious honor of being let go after a 1-4 start. He was with the Panthers for 38 games total and had an 11-27 record. Yes, that is an abysmal .289 winning percentage.
Frank Reich, Indianapolis Colts The Indianapolis Colts are responsible for two of the most shocking moves this season. First, they fired head coach Frank Reich after a 3-5-1 start to the year,
even though his overall record was still 40-33-1. Then, they shocked the world by hiring Jeff Saturday as their interim head coach,
a former player with zero coaching experience. Saturday went on to go 1-7 to close out the regular season.
Nathaniel Hackett, Denver Broncos Unfortunately, Nathaniel Hackett was given the honor of being added to the one-and-done head coach list.
Lovie Smith, Houston Texans For the second straight season, the Houston Texans have fired their head coach after just one year. This time, it was Love Smith who replaced David Culley, the team’s 2021 head coach.
Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals The Arizona Cardinals have blown it all up and are heading into a full-on rebuild.
Kliff Kingsbury is the most recent head coach fired, and he follows general manager Steve Keim, who stepped away earlier this year.