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List of NFL Head Coaches Fired During the 2021 Season

Adam Taylor McKillop
List of NFL Head Coaches fired during the 2021 regular season including Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders.
List of NFL Head Coaches fired during the 2021 regular season including Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders. / Ethan Miller/GettyImages
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With the NFL Playoffs fast approaching, teams out of contention aren't going to be shy about starting to make moves with the 2022 season in mind. That can include some shakeups on the coaching staff.

Here's a list of NFL head coaches who have been fired during the 2021 season.

NFL Head Coaches Fired

Former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden stepped down from his job on Monday, Oct. 11 after a series of past off-field troubles came to light.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer was fired on Thursday, Dec. 16 after a disastrous first season with the Jags.

Which Coaches Were Fired During the NFL Season?

Jon Gruden technically resigned from the Las Vegas Raiders, and Urban Meyer was fired from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

NFL Head Coaches Fired 2021

1. Jon Gruden, Las Vegas Raiders (Resigned)

Week 6 (Oct. 11, 2021)

2. Urban Meyer, Jacksonville Jaguars (Fired)

Week 15 (Dec. 16, 2021)


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