NFL coaching carousel: Tracking the hirings, firings for 2021 – The Denver Post

A look at head-coaching changes throughout the NFL as teams begin to retool for 2021. (This will be updated):


Bill O’Brien, Texans: O’Brien, who was also the general manager, was fired Oct. 5 after Houston opened the season 0-4. He had served as head coach since 2014, compiling a 52-48 record with four playoff appearances.

Dan Quinn, Falcons: Quinn, along with general manager Thomas Dimitroff, were fired Oct. 11, hours after Atlanta opened the season 0-5 for the first time since 1997. In more than five seasons, Quinn had a 43-42 record and led the Falcons to two postseason appearances, including a trip to Super Bowl LI where they lost to the Patriots.

Matt Patricia, Lions: Patricia, along with general manager Bob Quinn, were fired on Nov. 28. In three seasons, Patricia compiled a 13-29-1 record.

Adam Gase, Jets: Gase was fired Jan. 3 after New York’s Week 17 loss to the Patriots. In two seasons with the Jets, he went 9-23 with New York, including an 0-13 start that was the worst in franchise history.

Doug Marrone, Jaguars: Marrone was fired Jan. 4 after ending the season with 15 consecutive losses, landing Jacksonville the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. In four seasons, he had a 24-43 record.

Anthony Lynn, Chargers: Lynn was fired Jan. 4 after four seasons in Los Angeles. During his tenure, he had a 33-31 record and led the Chargers to a playoff berth in 2018.


  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Detroit Lions
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • New York Jets
  • Houston Texans

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