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2021 NFL coaching carousel: Tracking the latest firings, hirings, interviews

Tracking the latest NFL head coaching news around the league.

Detroit Lions v Carolina Panthers Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions were one of three teams that decided to fire their head coach in the middle of the season. However, those won’t be the only three teams looking for a new head coach in 2021. One firing has already happened since the regular season ended and more are expected on “Black Monday” and beyond.

Seeing as the Lions will almost certainly be contending with some of these teams for the latest, best head coaching candidates, it will be important to see which jobs are available and which candidates certain teams are gunning for.

So here is our 2021 NFL coaching carousel tracker, where we’ll be keeping tabs on all of the job openings, all the latest news for each job opening, and when those positions have been filled. Be sure to bookmark this page so that you can come back to it and have the most up-to-date information on the NFL coaching carousel.

Current NFL head coaching jobs vacant: 0

Last updated: 1/17 (1 p.m. ET)

Detroit Lions

HIRED: DAN CAMPBELL

Fired: Matt Patricia
Interviews: Former Bengals HC Marvin Lewis (12/31), Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy (1/4), Lions interim HC Darrell Bevell (1/5), 49ers DC Robert Saleh (1/7), Saints assistant HC Dan Campbell (1/11), Arthur Smith (1/12), Bucs DC Todd Bowles (1/15)
Second interview: Arthur Smith (1/15)
Requested interviews:
Hired: N/A

Jacksonville Jaguars

HIRED: URBAN MEYER

Fired: Doug Marrone
Interviews: Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy (1/6), Falcons interim HC Raheem Morris (1/7), former OSU coach Urban Meyer (1/8), 49ers DC Robert Saleh (1/9), Titans OC Arthur Smith (1/10)
Requested interviews:
Second interview: Urban Meyer (1/13)
Hired: Urban Meyer

Atlanta Falcons

HIRED: ARTHUR SMITH

Fired: Dan Quinn
Interviewed: Interim head coach Raheem Morris (1/1), 49ers DC Robert Saleh (1/4), Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy (1/4), Panthers OC Joe Brady (1/7), Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett (1/7), Arthur Smith (1/11)
Second interview: Arthur Smith (1/13)
Requested interviews:
Hired: N/A

Houston Texans

HIRED: DAVID CULLEY

Fired: Bill O’Brien
Interviews: Former Lions HC Jim Caldwell (12/21), Former Bengals HC Marvin Lewis (12/23), Panthers OC Joe Brady (1/5), Colts DC Matt Eberflus (1/16), Bills DC Leslie Frazier (1/17)
Requested interviews: Titans OC Arthur Smith, Ravens assistant HC David Culley, Bills OC Brian Daboll (interest, no interview request yet), Rams DC Brandon Staley
Hired: N/A

New York Jets

HIRED: ROBERT SALEH

Fired: Adam Gase
Interviews: Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy (1/6), Marvin Lewis (1/7), 49ers DC Robert Saleh (1/8), Bills OC Brian Daboll (1/10), Titans OC Arthur Smith (1/11), Colts DC Matt Eberflus (1/10), Rams DC Brandon Staley (1/10)
Requested interviews: Giants DC Patrick Graham, Saints DBs caoch Aaron Glenn
Second interviews: Robert Saleh (1/12), Arthur Smith (1/13)
Hired: N/A

Los Angeles Chargers

HIRED: BRANDON STALEY

Fired: Anthony Lynn
Interviews: Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy (1/5), Giants OC Jason Garrett (1/8), Panthers OC Joe Brady (1/8), 49ers DC Robert Saleh (1/9), Bills OC Brian Daboll (1/10), Titans OC Arthur Smith (1/11)
Requested interviews: Colts DC Matt Eberflus, Rams DC Brandon Staley
Hired: N/A

Philadelphia Eagles

HIRED: nick sirianni

Fired: Doug Pederson
Interviews: 49ers DC Robert Saleh (1/13), Titans OC Arthur Smith (1/14), Colts OC Nick Sirianni (1/19)
Requested interviews: Buccaneers DC Todd Bowles, Reached out to Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley, Patriots LB coach Jerod Mayo, Cowboys OC Kellen Moore, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, Rams DC Brandon Staley
Hired:

Safe for 2021

  • Eagles’ Doug Pederson (source) Fired 1/11
  • Broncos’ Vic Fangio (source)
  • Bears’ Matt Nagy (source)
  • Bengals Zac Taylor (source)