With only two head coaching chairs left, and the options down to the Cardinals and Jaguars, some of the guys looking for work are going to be left out.
But if you’re not getting a job, getting paid to not work is a nice alternative.
That’s the case with former Bears coach Lovie Smith, as Ian Rapoport mentions Smith would rather sit out this year than take a defensive coordinator job.
Smith hasn’t interviewed or been mentioned as an option for either of the remaining openings.
The Bears are paying Smith for 2013 anyway, so the ability to step back and enter next year’s market won’t cost Smith a dime.
For a guy with an 81-63 record, and a Super Bowl trip with Rex Grossman as quarterback, you wouldn’t think it would have been this hard for Smith to find work. But he has the ability to find it on his terms.