4 NFL Head Coaches That Should be Fired After This Season
NFL head coaching is a volatile business. Every year, you can count on a handful of head coaches being fired. 2019 is no different. Ron Rivera, the now-former Carolina Panthers head coach has already been shown the door this year.
With a number of coaches on the hot seat heading into the final stretch of 2019, let's take a look at four coaches that should be fired come season's end.
1. Pat Shurmur, New York Giants
In just under two seasons as the Giants head coach, Pat Shurmur has a record of 7-21. Although he hasn't been handed the most-lethal roster, it's certainly not one void of talent. Few believe Shurmur will survive a season worse than his disappointing first campaign (5-11 in 2018 and 2-10 in 2019). With the Giants' GM Dave Gettleman also possibly approaching the hot seat, he might look to make a coaching change before all the losses start to be pinned on him.
2. Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Garrett is in his 10th season as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and all he has to show for it is two playoff wins. It has been widely reported that owner Jerry Jones is ready to move on from Garrett as the head coach following this season. Names like Urban Meyer and Lincoln Riley have been thrown around as potential replacements. The Cowboys' playoff hopes are seemingly dwindling by the week, and without a huge turn around, Garrett should be expected to join the unemployment line after Dallas' last game.
3. Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons
After being the mastermind behind the "Legion of Boom" in Seattle, Dan Quinn got a chance to be a head coach with the Atlanta Falcons. He brought the team to the Super Bowl in his second season, where they were on the wrong end of a legendary comeback by the New England Patriots. Since then, Quinn has a 20-24 record and is 3-9 in 2019. It would be a shock if Quinn is retained following back-to-back disappointing campaigns.
4. Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions
Matt Patricia's start with the Detroit Lions has not exactly gone as planned. After a disappointing 2018, going 6-10, Patricia has followed that up with a 3-8-1 record so far in 2019. Yes, the Lions have suffered some injuries this season, mainly the loss of starting quarterback Matt Stafford, but there were rumors of Patricia's firing after last season, so it would be hard to imagine a worse record this season would do any favors to his job security.
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