3 NFL Head Coaches on the Hot Seat Going into 2019 Season
NFL coaching staffs can sometimes seem like revolving doors with how often the positions are vacated and filled seemingly every offseason. In 2019, we will see eight teams with new head coaches. But for every new head coach, there was another coach that lost the job before him.
With that in mind, let's take a look at three head coaches seemingly on the hot seat before the 2019 NFL season even starts.
3. Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars
As exciting 2017 was for the Jacksonville Jaguars, 2018 was that much of a let down. In 2017, the team made the AFC Championship and had the Patriots on the ropes before suffering a crushing loss. Last year was a downward spiral from the get-go, and ended with the Jags sitting in last place in the AFC South with a 5-11 record. With Blake Bortles gone and Nick Foles now the starting QB for this team, Marrone and the Jaguars have no excuse for not having a rebound year. If that doesn't happen, it wouldn't be crazy to see Marrone out of a job.
2. Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys
Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys aren't satisfied with just making the playoffs – they are here to win the Super Bowl. And with a roster Jones himself believes is good enough to do that, the pressure is on Jason Garrett to get it done. Garrett has had talent on his roster in the past and has won a lot of regular season games, but a 2-3 playoff record and zero Super Bowl appearances in nine years at the helm for Garrett simply won't cut it for much longer. Basically, Garrett has been given the keys to the car in 2019 and if he gets a single scratch on it, it could all be taken away.
1. Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins
Jay Gruden has, by some people's estimation, been on the hot seat for far too long. But, heading into 2019, it seems that without any signs of progress, it might finally be time for a head coaching change in Washington. Gruden has never won more than nine games in his five seasons at the helm in D.C. He has endured three losing seasons, which includes an identical 7-9 record during the last two seasons. Despite having to choose between Case Keenum and rookie Dwayne Haskins at quarterback, it seems like there may only be two options for Gruden in 2019 – the playoffs or the unemployment line.
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