NFL Coaching Carousel Tracker 2023


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With the 2022 regular season wrapped up, many teams are looking for new head coaches and coordinators as a first order of business for the offseason. Below is a list of every team with a vacancy and their interviews. The interview lists include all coaches who have received interview requests, even if they have declined the interview.

Arizona Cardinals

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Notes: The Cardinals hired Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort to be their next general manager. Outside of Payton and Callahan, the Cardinals appear to be on the hunt for a coach who can fix their subpar defense. With five of their candidates also having prior head coaching experience, it looks like they want a seasoned leader as well. Given the public spats Kliff Kingsbury had with some of his players on the sidelines, that might be a smart move.

Carolina Panthers

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Wilks remained in the hunt for this gig until the final hour, but the opportunity to land a proven coach with a sharp mind on offense was too good for GM Scott Fitterer to pass up on. Wilks will not stay on Carolina's staff and interim defensive coordinator Al Holcomb is likely gone as well. Reich was fired by the Colts after a slow start in 2022 despite posting winning seasons in 3-of-4 campaigns leading up to his departure. The move was a stunner but likely had more to do with his inability to salvage Matt Ryan before benching him, which did not sit well with owner Jim Irsay. In four full seasons with the Colts, Reich's offenses finished top-10 in points three times. His next task will be one he's all too familiar with; getting a reliable quarterback under center.

Denver Broncos

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Notes: Payton was initially the obvious target of the Broncos. It was reported that the team's new ownership wanted to make a splash with their first signing and Payton would be an obvious win for Russell Wilson. However, the two sides seemed to drift apart along the way. After things went silent for some time, the Broncos and Payton made it past the finish line and agreed to a deal. The move to acquire Payton from New Orleans will cost Denver their first-round pick this year and a second-round pick in 2024. With light draft capital and cap space to work with for the next few years, the move to acquire Payton means the Broncos are quadrupling down on Wilson.

Houston Texans

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Notes: The Texans' shockingly normal hiring cycle concluded with the hiring of Ryans to a six-year contract. Drafted by the Texans in 2006, Ryans transitioned to the coaching ranks after a decade-long career as a player. He quickly rose up the ranks in San Francisco and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2021. The team did not miss a beat under Ryans and he became one of the hottest names on the market for a head coaching gig. After landing their new boss, the Texans now need to fill out his staff. Houston has already requested interviews with 49ers passing game coordinator Bobby Slowik and Bengals wide receivers coach Troy Walters for their offensive coordinator gig.

Indianapolis Colts

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Notes: Colts owner Jim Irsay has shown a propensity to put his thumb on the scale in similar situations. This was made apparent in the Matt Ryan benching saga that ultimately led to Frank Reich being fired. Jeff Saturday was shockingly tabbed for interim duties, seemingly with input from Irsay as well. Even the interview with Ventrone appears a bit out of place. The Colts are going through a slew of second interviews at the moment. Saturday is reportedly a strong contender to land the full-time job, though Evero and Steichen would both be big gets for the idling franchise.

Atlanta Falcons (Defensive Coordinator)

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Baltimore Ravens (Offensive Coordinator)

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Cleveland Browns (Defensive Coordinator)

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New England Patriots (Offensive Coordinator)

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New York Jets (Offensive Coordinator)

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Los Angeles Rams (Offensive Coordinator)

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Los Angeles Chargers (Offensive Coordinator)

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Miami Dolphins (Defensive Coordinator)

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Minnesota Vikings (Defensive Coordinator)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Offensive Coordinator)

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Tennessee Titans (Offensive Coordinator)

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Note: The Titans also hired 49ers director of player personnel Ran Carthon as their general manager.

San Francisco 49ers (Defensive Coordinator)

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Washington Commanders (Offensive Coordinator)

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