Forever in the NFL it seemed like when these coaching positions came open in the NFL that teams would just hire a coach that had been around the league and had been a mediocre head coach at multiple other places because they were afraid to go outside of the NFL box and take a risk on a hire. It seems as if Sean McVay being successful has changed that. Besides Bruce Arians to Tampa it has been all new head coaches that are being hired in the NFL. I’m also fine with Bruce because he is a really good coach. He’s not some bum who has been mediocre his entire career. Every other coach that has been hired so far though is going to be a first time NFL Head Coach.
The Coaches that have been hired so far are:
- Vic Fangio
- Freddie Kitchens
- Kliff Kingsbury
- Matt LaFleur
- Bruce Arians
- Rumored Matt Rhule to the Jets
I get that not all of these guys are going to work out and some of them may be terrible NFL coaches but at least teams are taking a chance instead of playing it safe with a guy who has been a career 500 coach. Also pretty happy that Freddie Kitchens got hired because after Kliff Kingsbury I was worried that the league was starting to only hire good looking coaches. Glad there is still a place in this league for out of shape guys. The players are already people that we can’t associate with in anyway because they are athletic freaks. We don’t need the same thing happening with coaches.
It will be interesting to see if the rest of the teams this offseason follow suit with newer coaches or if they fall back to hiring someone who has been a head coach in the league before and was obviously fired at some point.
Also congrats to the Browns on not fucking it up and keeping Freddie Kitchens with Baker Mayfield.