4 NFL Coaches Most Likely to Get Fired in 2019-20 NFL Season
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NFL coaches might have the worst job security in professional sports. Even one bad season can cost a coach his job. Take former Arizona Cardinals' head coach Steve Wilks, for example.
The Cardinals were viewed as one of the least talented teams in the NFL entering the 2018-19 season, and they went 3-13 as a result. Wilks was promptly fired, even though he was handed arguably one of the worst rosters in the NFL, after coaching just 16 games with the team.
So let's take a look at four NFL coaches who could get fired this season.
4. Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons
Dan Quinn led the Atlanta Falcons to the Super Bowl in the 2016-17 season. Unfortunately, Quinn also led the most historic collapse in Super Bowl history that year, and the Falcons have never really recovered. While Matt Ryan's play has remained top-tier, the Falcons' defense has fallen off a cliff. Atlanta surrendered 26.4 points per game last season (25th in the NFL). To be fair, the defense dealt with tough injuries to Deion Jones and Keanu Neal. Although, Quinn is a defensive specialist, if he can't turn this defense around, he could be out of a job soon.
3. Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers
Similarly, the Carolina Panthers haven't been the same since their Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos in the 2015-16 season. Carolina went 15-1 that season, but they've only made the postseason once since then. Cam Newton looks hurt this offseason, and if he's not right, Rivera is going to have a tough time winning enough games to ensure he keeps his job.
2. Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins haven't finished better than 9-7 in any of Jay Gruden's five seasons with the team. Unfortunately, the Redskins have been ravaged by injuries, and they will likely be without Alex Smith for the foreseeable future. The current quarterback situation makes it tough to envision the Redskins winning more than nine games. Another season below .500 could mean the end of Gruden's tenure in Washington.
1. Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers
This season was the first time the Pittsburgh Steelers didn't qualify for the postseason since the 2013-14 season. To make matters worse, Tomlin seemingly lost control of the locker room, as Le'Veon Bell willingly sat out the entire season, and Antonio Brown demanded a trade. Both stars are now on new teams, and if Tomlin can't turn things around this season, it wouldn't be a shock if he was fired.
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