The NFL coaching carousel is still turning, but it has slowed down considerably.
Only one head-coaching job remains open, and that because of a quirk in the rules that prevents an assistant coach from accepting a head-coaching job until after his team’s postseason is over. And only a handful of coordinator jobs remain.
Here’s a quick look at the big jobs that are still open right now:
Falcons: Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will be Atlanta’s next head coach, but NFL rules prevent Quinn or the Falcons from saying so until after the Super Bowl.
49ers: Colts assistant Rob Chudzinski is believed to be a strong candidate for the job, although at the moment the Colts are preventing Chudzinski from interviewing. Chudzinski’s contract expires next week, though, so there’s a good chance the 49ers will hire him then. Lane Kiffin has also been mentioned as a possibility.
Rams: Chudzinski is also a candidate in St. Louis, as is Packers quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt, who may also be blocked from interviewing with another team. Adam Gase has also been mentioned as a candidate.
Bears: Charlie Weis, Adam Gase and Geep Chryst are among the candidates.
49ers: San Francisco wanted to interview Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph, but Cincinnati said no. Eric Mangini has also been mentioned as a potential defensive coordinator candidate in San Francisco.
Falcons: It’s unclear who Quinn will want to hire as his defensive coordinator. He would likely want to bring some Seattle assistants with him, but the Seahawks may block him from doing that.
Broncos: New coach Gary Kubiak has not yet hired his defensive coordinator.
Raiders: New Raiders coach Jack Del Rio hasn’t hired a defensive coordinator yet, but former Falcons head coach Mike Smith is believed to be a leading candidate.
Jets: Officially, new coach Todd Bowles hasn’t hired his defensive coordinator. But Dolphins defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers is expected to get the job.
Seahawks: Not open now, but will become open once Quinn leaves for Atlanta. There’s no word yet on whether Pete Carroll plans to promote from within or hire someone from the outside.