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NFL coach hiring and firing news tracker

Your one-stop reading for firing news around the league from Black Monday and beyond

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Doug Pederson
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Jan. 4 marked Black Monday, the worst day in the NFL as angry and disappointed team owners take their frustrations out on coaches and staff for not making the playoffs.

It is not limited to just one day or even one week, however, and firings keep on coming.

We had a robust pre-Black Monday season this year as the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans all fired coaches.

Since the end of games Sunday, three other teams made changes. Let’s look at them:

New York Jets

The Jets fired coach Adam Gase,

Thoughts:
Gase had to go. The Jets went 2-14 and were awful. With the No. 2 overall pick, this will be a decent job for candidates to pursue.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens
Doug Marrone
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Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars fired coach Doug Marrone.

Thoughts:
We also saw this one coming. The Jaguars are likely to go big-name hunting (Urban Meyer, anyone?). With Trevor Lawrence sitting as the prize, this will be a coveted gig.

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers fired coach Anthony Lynn

Thoughts:
I think this is the best job open. A new coach will get Justin Herbert, several other good players, decent salary-cap space, a great, new stadium and the Los Angeles market. The Chargers should get a good coach.

NFL: Denver Broncos at New York Jets
John Elway
Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos

John Elway is not going to be the general manager anymore.

Thoughts:
The Broncos need a new voice and direction. Elway isn’t going anywhere, but new blood will help.

Philadelphia Eagles

Doug Pederson was fired as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 11.

Ian Rapoport reported that Pederson was sick of people telling him what to do ...

Thoughts:
This is surprising. The man won a Super Bowl three years ago so it seems to be a rash decision.