2018 NFL coach and G.M. changes tracker

AP

It’s a new year and that means it is time for several NFL teams to find new coaches and/or General Managers to run the show in 2018.

We’ll track all of the interview requests, interviews and hires here until all positions are filled around the league.

Houston Texans

Announced General Manager Rick Smith is taking a leave of absence while wife battles breast cancer. Team is expected to hire a G.M. and reportedly interested in Patriots exec Nick Caserio and Bills exec Brian Gaine. Granted permission to interview Gaine. Added Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas and Cowboys vice president of player personnel Will McClay to their interview list. Scheduled interivew with Brian Gutekunst on January 6. Reportedly denied permission to interview Douglas, Caserio and Patriots exec Monti Ossenfort. Interviewed their vice president of player personnel/assistant G.M. Jimmy Raye III on January 8. Set to interview Gaine on January 10. Hired Gaine.

Indianapolis Colts

Fired head coach Chuck Pagano after the final game of the season. Reportedly interested in interviewing Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy and Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub. Requested interview with Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. Received permission to interview Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel. Requested permission to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard. Interviewed Vrabel on January 6. Set to interview Nagy on January 7. Scheduled to interview Wilks on January 11. Expected to hire McDaniels when Patriots season ends.

Oakland Raiders

Fired head coach Jack Del Rio after final game of the season. Linked to former head coach Jon Gruden, who will remain in his current job at ESPN for Wild Card weekend. Signing Gruden to a reported 10-year, $100 million deal.

Tennessee Titans

Parted ways with head coach Mike Mularkey after playoff loss to the Patriots. Requested interview with Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel. Interviewed Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks and Vrabel on January 18. Interviewed Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur on January 19. Hired Vrabel on January 20.

Arizona Cardinals

Head coach Bruce Arians retired on January 1 after five seasons with the team. Requested interviews with Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Requested permission to interview Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores. Requested permission to interview Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak. Set for interview with DeFilippo during Wild Card weekend. They’re going to interview current defensive coordinator James Bettcher first, and plan to talk to Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong. Set for interview with Shurmur on January 4. Interviewed Patricia on January 6. Interviewed Flores on January 6. Scheduled to interview Wilks on January 10. Munchak reportedly declined a second interview. Reportedly interested in a second interview with DeFilippo. Reportedly set for second interview with Armstrong on January 19. Had second interview with Wilks on January 19.

Chicago Bears

Fired head coach John Fox on January 1 after three seasons with the team. They’ve set up an interview with Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for later this week. Requested permission to interview Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Set for interview with DeFilippo during Wild Card weekend. Requested interview with Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. Expected to interview Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards. Set for interview with Shurmur on January 5. Interviewed defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on January 3. Interviewed McDaniels on January 5. Interviewed DeFilippo on January 6. Set to interview Nagy on January 7. Hired Nagy on January 8.

Detroit Lions

Fired head coach Jim Caldwell on January 1 after four seasons with the team. Requested interviews with Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. Requested interviews with Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Expected to interview current defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on January 2. Requested permission to interview Packers assistant head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss. Set to interview Vrabel on January 3. Completed interviews with Austin and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter on January 2. Set for interview with Shurmur on January 4. Interviewed Moss on January 4. Interviewed Patricia on January 5. Expected to hire Patricia when the Patriots season ends.

Green Bay Packers

General Manager Ted Thompson is moving to another role in the organization. Interviewed their director of football operations Eliot Wolf on January 4. Interviewed director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst on January 5. Reportedly denied permission to interview Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton. Would like to interview Ravens assistant G.M. Eric DeCosta. Hired Gutekunst as General Manager on January 7.

New York Giants

Fired head coach Ben McAdoo and General Manger Jerry Reese with four games left in 2017 season. Hired Dave Gettleman as General Manager before final game. Requested interviews with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. Requested interview with Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. Reportedly requested permission to interview Eric Studesville before Broncos fired him as their assistant head coach/running backs coach. Studesville is set to interview on January 5. Set for interview with Shurmur on January 6. Interviewed Patricia on January 5. Interviewed McDaniels on January 5. Interviewed Wilks on January 9. Rescheduled interview with Studesville for January 10 due to weather. Expected to hire Shurmur when Vikings season ends.

15 responses to “2018 NFL coach and G.M. changes tracker

  1. You should add a Rooney Rule/Fritz Pollard Alliance tracker to this as well. As you can see from comments on the site, your readership it anxious to know how well each team follows the spirit of the policy.

  2. hyprcaffeinated says:
    January 1, 2018 at 11:59 am
    You should add a Rooney Rule/Fritz Pollard Alliance tracker to this as well. As you can see from comments on the site, your readership it anxious to know how well each team follows the spirit of the policy.
    ______________________

    In 2002 when the rule was adopted, there were only six minority head coaches in the 80+ year history of the NFL. Now 15 years later everyone is screaming that it’s “outdated”.

    Look, I’m not a fan of the “PC Police” making sure the rule is jammed down our throats either. But please realize that it still serves a purpose, and don’t pretend that you “feel bad” for minority candidates that may be under-qualified and wouldn’t otherwise have gotten an opportunity to interview without the rule.

  3. Not sure who looks worse…..The Broncos for firing a RB coach who the Giants think could be a head coach, or the Giants for interviewing a guy for the head coaching job when Denver thinks he can’t even hack it as a position coach

  4. Interesting to not see Jim Caldwells name not on this list. The guy had a winning record over 4 years.

  5. If the Giants hire Josh McDaniels, whom one Denver player called a “pipsqueak”, I am done with the Giants.

  6. Although Caldwell has issues on the field, he is definitely great for the Locker room. The Players had deep respect for him. From a human standpoint, great character! Maybe the NFL should look to hire him as a consultant or leadership type role. Get him in front of the drafted/rookies, out in front of the nonsense behavior, and provide constructive Management.

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