Coaching news from around the league

Miami Dolphins:

Per Adam Schefter, Brian Flores is out as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. He spent three years with the team, recording a 24-25 record in that span.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins have requested to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll. Per Tom Pelissero, Daboll will be interviewing for this job on Sunday, 1/16.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Miami Dolphins have put in a request to interview San Francisco 49ers OC Mike McDaniel for their open head coach job.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Dolphins have put in a request to interview Cowboys DC Dan Quinn for their open head coach job.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins have requested to interview Arizona Cardinals DC Vance Joseph for their open head coach job.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins have requested to interview Cowboys OC Kellen Moore for their open head coach job.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins have requested to interview Bills DC Leslie Frazier for their open head coach job. Per Adam Schefter, Frazier will interview for this job on Sunday, 1/16.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Dolphins have requested to interview Los Angeles Rams RBs coach/assistant head coach Thomas Brown for their open head coach position.

New York Giants:

Per Jay Glazer, there is a 50% chance that the Giants part ways with head coach Joe Judge after just two seasons with the team.

Also, per Dan Duggan, Joe Judge is meeting with owner John Mara this morning to discuss his future with the organization.

Per Mike Garofolo, Judge is meeting with players to discuss the future.

Josina Anderson reports that Joe Judge will be staying with the Giants.

Per Ian Rapoport, Joe Judge has been fired contrary to what was said on Monday, 1/11.

Detroit Lions:

Per Ian Rapoport, the Lions are expected to part ways with offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn following their Week 18 game against the Packers. Dan Campbell has officially stated that Anthony Lynn is out as OC of the Lions per Pride of Detroit.

Houston Texans:

Per Ian Rapoport, the Texans are expected to evaluate head coach David Culley’s future with the team following Houston’s Week 18 game against the Titans. Furthermore, per Jay Glazer, it is expected that the Texans part ways with Culley after Week 18.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Texans have fired head coach David Culley. He went 4-13 in his one season with the team.

Per Adam Schefter, the Texans have also fired OC Tim Kelly.

Per Adam Schefter, the leading candidate to replace former HC David Culley is Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo.

Per Aaron Wilson, the Texans are targeting Brian Flores as their lead target to replace David Culley. Per Ian Rapoport, the Texans completed their interview with Flores on Friday, 1/14.

Per Adam Schefter, the Texans completed interviews with Chargers OC Joe Lombardi and Florida Atlantic WR coach Hines Ward for their head coach opening on 1/15.

Minnesota Vikings:

According to Ian Rapoport, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer could be coaching his final game in Minnesota. He has been with the team since 2013.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Vikings have fired head coach Mike Zimmer. In addition, Minnesota has also fired GM Rick Spielman. He had been with the team since 2006.

Per Jon Krawczynski, Mark Wilf said the Vikings will focus on finding a new GM who will help in the search for a new head coach.

Per Jason La Canfora, the Minnesota Vikings are expected to interview former Eagles HC Doug Pederson for their vacant head coach position.

Per Adam Schefter, the Vikings have requested to interview Tampa Bay Buccaneers DC Todd Bowles for their vacant head coach position.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Vikings have requested to interview Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett for their open head coach job. Per Ian Rapoport, the Vikings will interview Hackett for their open head coach job on Sunday, 1/16.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Vikings have requested to interview Cowboys DC Dan Quinn for their open head coach job.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Vikings have requested to interview 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans for their open head coach job.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Vikings have requested to interview Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon for their open head coach position.

According to ESPN, the Vikings have requested to interview Cowboys OC Kellen Moore for their open head coach position.

Seattle Seahawks:

A report from Fish Sports indicates that Dan Quinn will be a potential head coach candidate if the Seahawks decide to part ways with head coach Pete Carroll. This has been the only report about the Seahawks potentially parting ways with Carroll.

Carolina Panthers:

Per Jeremy Fowler, the Carolina Panthers plan on keeping head coach Matt Rhule in 2022. He will start the search for a new offensive coordinator this upcoming week.

Per Adam Schefter, Carolina is expected to target former head coach Jay Gruden, Alabama OC Bill O’Brien, and Rams’ OC Kevin O’Connell in their search for a new offensive coordinator.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Panthers are asking the Houston Texans for permission to interview Pep Hamilton for their OC opening.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Panthers have fired OL coach Pat Meyer, ST coach Chase Blackburn, and DL coach Frank Okam.

Per Jeremy Fowler, the Panthers plan to interview Vikings OC Klint Kubiak for their open OC position. He has spent the past three seasons in Minnesota.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Panthers plan to interview Indianapolis Colts WR coach Mike Groh for their open OC position.

Per Adam Schefter, the Giants have granted permission to the Carolina Panthers to interview Thomas McGaughey for their special teams coordinator opening.

Denver Broncos:

Per Tom Pelissero, Ian Rapoport, and James Palmer, Denver head coach Vic Fangio’s future with the team is in doubt ahead of the Broncos’ final regular season game against the Chiefs.

Per Jason La Canfora, the Broncos will have Dan Quinn near the top of their coaching list if Vic Fangio is let go.

Per Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, the Broncos and Vic Fangio have parted ways.

According to ESPN, the Broncos have parted ways with OC Pat Shurmur.

Per Adam Schefter, the Broncos have requested permission from the New England Patriots to interview LB coach Jerod Mayo for their HC opening. Per Ian Rapoport, Mayo will interview for this job in the middle of the week of 1/17.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Broncos have requested to interview Dallas Cowboys DC Dan Quinn for their HC opening.

Per Mike Klis, the Broncos have requested permission to interview Cowboys OC Kellen Moore for their head coach opening.

Per Adam Schefter, the Broncos have requested permission to interview Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett for their HC opening.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Broncos are requesting to interview Kansas City Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy for their HC opening.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Broncos have requested to interview Rams OC Kevin O’Connell for their vacant head coach position.

Tom Pelissero has reported that the Broncos have requested permission to interview Lions DC Aaron Glenn for their head coach opening. Per Adam Schefter, the Broncos have completed their interview with Glenn.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Broncos have continued a busy day of requesting interviews by requesting to speak with Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon about their head coaching job.

The Broncos have requested to interview Packers QB coach/passing game coordinator Luke Getsy for their open head coach position per Tom Peliserro. On Friday, 1/14, the Broncos completed their interview with Getsy per Adam Schefter.

Chicago Bears:

While not official, Ian Rapoport reports that the Bears will likely move on from current head coach Matt Nagy at the conclusion of the regular season. According to Boomer Esiason, Nagy has been told that he will not return as the head coach of the Bears after Week 18.

Per Adam Schefter, the Bears have officially parted ways with HC Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace.

Per Dan Graziano, the Bears have requested permission to interview Buffalo Bills DC Leslie Frazier for their head coach opening. Per Adam Schefter, Frazier will interview for this job on Sunday, 1/16.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Bears plan on interviewing former Eagles HC Doug Pederson for their open head coaching job.

Per Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears have requested to interview Buffalo Bills OC Brian Daboll for their open head coaching job. Per Tom Pelissero, Daboll will be interviewing for this job on Sunday, 1/16.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Bears have requested to interview Tampa Bay Buccaneers DC Todd Bowles for their vacant head coach position.

Per Adam Schefter, the Bears have requested to interview Buccaneers OC Byron Leftwich for their vacant head coach position.

The Bears have submitted a request to interview Colts DC Matt Eberflus for their open head coach position per Tom Peliserro. He will interview with the team on Monday, 1/17.

The Bears have requested permission to interview Cowboys DC Dan Quinn for their vacant head coach job per Tom Pelissero.

The Bears have requested permission to interview former Miami Dolphins HC Brian Flores for their open head coach job per Tom Pelissero. Chicago finished their interview with Flores on Friday, 1/14, according to Adam Schefter.

The Bears are expected to interview former Eagles HC Doug Pederson for their open head coach job on Wednesday, 1/12, per Ian Rapoport.

Per Adam Schefter, the Bears have concluded interviews with head coach candidates Jim Caldwell and Nathaniel Hackett on 1/15.

Jacksonville Jaguars:

Interim Head Coach: Darrell Bevell

Per Tom Pelissero, Cowboys OC Kellen Moore is expected to interview virtually for the Jaguars’ head coach job late next week. He also reports that Todd Bowles will do an early virtual interview.

Dan Quinn will not interview with Jacksonville for their head coach opening during the current two-week window of allowable head coach interviews, per Adam Schefter. Also, per Tom Pelissero, Quinn wants to get through the regular season before doing any interviews. The Jaguars will have to wait until the Cowboys season is over to meet with Quinn.


Doug Pederson will be the Jacksonville Jaguars first interviewee of their process. His interview will commence on Thursday Dec. 30, per Ian Rappoport.


The Jaguars will interview Jim Caldwell for their Head Coach vacancy, per Jeremy Fowler. According to James Johnson of Jags Wire, Caldwell interview with the Jaguars on Tuesday, 1/4.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers OC Byron Leftwich will interview for the Jaguars head coach opening on Friday, 1/7, per Jeremy Fowler. Previously, Leftwich had said he wanted to focus on the Bucs’ regular season games instead of interviewing for the Jaguars

Per John Reid, the Jaguars will interview Alabama OC Bill O’Brien after next week’s National Championship game.

Per Tom Pelissero, the Jaguars will interview Cowboys OC Kellen Moore on Friday night, 1/7.

Green Bay Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett will interview with the Jaguars later this week per Ian Rapoport. It will most likely be on Friday, 1/14.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars will interview Alabama OC Bill O’Brien on Thursday, 1/13.

Jacksonville has requested permission to interview six NFL coordinators, according to NFL.com. Names include:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OC Byron Leftwich

Tampa Bay Buccaneer DC Todd Bowles

Dallas Cowboys OC Kellen Moore

Dallas Cowboys DC Dan Quinn

Indianapolis Colts DC Matt Eberflus

Green Bay Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett

Las Vegas Raiders:

Interim Head Coach: Rich Bisaccia

The Las Vegas Raiders have not yet formally requested permission to interview any head coaching candidates with other NFL teams.

To this point, there has been no reporting on potential interviewees for the Raiders head coach opening.

While not official, Ian Rapoport reports that the Raiders have expressed interest in interviewing University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. He last coached in the NFL in 2014 and will at least listen to the Raiders’ offer.

Per Adam Schefter, Raiders’ owner Mark Davis has made it abundantly clear that he will not be addressing the head coach situation until after the Raiders’ season ends.