2022 NFL coaching carousel tracker: Updates, latest news and rumors on firings and hires

The NFL coaching carousel is upon us with the conclusion of the regular season, as many teams will begin to make decisions about the future of their franchise. The Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars began the process of searching for their next coach during the season with the layoffs during the season of Jon Gruden and Urban Meyer. (Jacksonville has already started the search process for its next head coach.)

The Denver Broncos wasted no time in firing Vic Fangio, making them the third team to seek a new head coach in 2022. The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears are two other teams that have yet to make a decision on their coaches. but that, in all probability, will happen this week.

With all the coaches on the move around the NFL, we’ll be tracking every layoff in the league (and the coaches that will be retained). To stay up-to-date on the latest layoffs, rumors, and hires, be sure to stay on top of the coach follow-up below.


  • Fired: Vic Fangio
  • Hired: TBD

The Broncos fired Fangio after he failed to get them in the playoffs after three seasons in Denver, compiling a 19-30 record in his tenure. Denver hasn’t made the playoffs in six seasons and is still looking for that franchise quarterback the team hasn’t had since Peyton Manning.

Fangio built a strong defense in Denver, but general manager George Paton bought little Teddy Bridgewater in hopes that Denver would end up with a winning record and compete for the playoffs. Bridgewater’s experiment didn’t last long, but Denver has a talented roster that could compete for the AFC West with a much better signal caller. Denver already has Dan Quinn as a candidate for its next head coach, and more candidates are expected to be revealed in the coming days.


  • Fired: Jon gruden
  • Hired: TBD

Gruden was the first head coach to be fired after a series of emails were published in an investigation into the Washington soccer team that included racist, homophobic and sexist emails sent from Gruden. The Raiders stayed with interim head coach Rich Bisaccia for the remainder of the season. Bisaccia is 6-5 and has Las Vegas on the brink of the playoff fight.

The Raiders’ job will be attractive if Bisaccia is not retained, and the team could have an interest in Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. Las Vegas can start later by finishing your head coach with a playoff spot.


  • Fired: Urban meyer
  • Hired: TBD

The Jaguars fired Meyer in 13 games in his first season after a series of incidents led to his firing. Acting head coach Darrell Bevell completed the last four games for the Jaguars, who have already begun the process of finding a head coach. The Jaguars have interviewed Doug Pederson, Todd Bowles, Jim Caldwell, Byron Leftwich and Kellen Moore for the past two weeks, and they also plan to interview Bill O’Brien.

With Trevor Lawrence and the No. 1 pick, the Jaguars’ job will be attractive.

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