2023 NFL Coaching Tracker: Latest News, Rumors and Buzz

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Dolphins’ Bevell, Steelers’ Canada Staying Put

The Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers will be holding onto two key assistants going into the 2023 season. Per NFL Media, Darrell Bevell declined interviews with the New York Jets and Washington Commanders and will remain as the Dolphins’ passing-game coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

The Steelers also elected to keep their offensive coordinator, Matt Canada, in place, Pittsburgh confirmed. The Steelers were impressed with how the offense improved in the latter half of the season, parallel with crucial steps forward by rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett.

Cardinals Add Lions’ Glenn to Head Coach Search

The Arizona Cardinals became the second team to add Lions’ defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn to their list of prospective head coaches, requesting to interview him for their open position on Wednesday, NFL Media reported.

Glenn has already spoken with the Indianapolis Colts about their open head coaching position. He is the seventh name the Cardinals are known to be considering as their next head coach. The team has already interviewed former Colts head coach Frank Reich, and has interviews scheduled with their current defensive coordinator Vance Joseph and Broncos’ defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero. Arizona also has requests out to interview the Steelers’ Brian Flores, the 49ers’ DeMeco Ryans, and former Saints head coach Sean Payton.

Falcons Interviewing Fangio

The Falcons are interviewing Vic Fangio for their open defensive coordinator position, NFL Media reported. Fangio served as a defensive consultant for the Eagles this past season but has head coaching experience from his time with the Broncos from 2019 to 2021.

Fangio has been a top name in many defensive coordinator’s searches this cycle due to his pedigree as an innovative defensive coach.

Jets Considering Recently Fired Coach

The Jets are interviewing recently fired Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett for their open offensive coordinator position, ESPN reported. Hackett was fired by the Broncos just 15 games into his first season as the team’s head coach in December.

Hackett’s offense with the Broncos ranked last in the NFL in points per game during his tenure and was 26th in total yards during the same time span. He did see some success serving as Aaron Rodgers’ offensive coordinator from 2019-2021 with the Packers.

The Jets parted ways with former offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur on Jan. 11 after their offense failed to score more than 17 points during the final five games of the season.

Patriots Have Multiple Offensive Coordinator Candidates

The Patriots offensive coordinator search has three candidates leading the way in Keenan McCardell, Bill O’Brien and Nick Caley, NFL Media reported.

Caley is the Patriots’ current tight end coach, so he has familiarity with the team’s coaches and players. O’Brien spent five seasons with the Patriots in various offensive coaching roles from 2007 to 2011 and served as the Texans’ head coach from 2014 to 2020.

McCardell is a former wide receiver, who played under Bill Belichick with the Cleveland Browns from 1992 to 1995. Since then, McCardell has settled in as a wide receivers coach. He’s currently the Vikings receivers coach, helping Justin Jefferson to a record-breaking season.

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