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2022 NFL Head Coach and General Manager Tracker: Rumors, Reports and Official Moves

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The 2021-2022 NFL season is over for the unfortunate 18 NFL teams that fell short of the playoffs. And just like every year, there are now several head coach and general manager vacancies that need to be filled.

Here’s a full rundown of all those general manager and head coaching vacancies, confirmed candidates, and some other notes.

This post will be updated as we gather more information, so be sure to bookmark this page in preparation for the 2022 NFL offseason

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CHICAGO BEARS

The Bears fired both head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace. Both moves were widely expected, and Chicago will now hit the reset button. Team chairman George McCaskey said they will consult with Hall of Famer Bill Polian for advice on finding a new GM and coach.

Latest on GM search:

UPDATE: The Bears reached agreement on a deal to make Chiefs Director of Player Personnel Ryan Poles their new general manager. In 2008, the Bears signed Poles as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College, where he played left guard for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. He began working with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009 and enjoyed a meteoric rise to general manager.

  • Interviewed Ryan Poles (Chiefs Director of Player Personnel)
    • Poles interviewed a second time
    • Poles hired as GM
  • Interviewed Champ Kelly (Bears Assistant Director of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed Jeff Ireland (Saints Assistant GM)
  • Interviewed Kwesi Adofo-Mensah (Browns VP of Football Operations)
  • Interviewed Glenn Cook (Browns VP of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed Monti Ossenfort (Titans Director of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed Joe Schoen (Bills Assistant GM)
  • Interviewed Ed Dodds (Colts Assistant GM)
  • Interviewed Ran Carthon (49ers Director of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed Eliot Wolf (Patriots Senior Consultant)
  • Interviewed Reggie McKenzie (Former Raiders GM)
  • Interviewed Morocco Brown (Colts Director of College Scouting)
  • Interviewed Omar Khan (Steelers VP of Football & Business Administration)
  • Interviewed JoJo Wooden (Chargers Director of Player Personnel)
Latest on HC search:
  • Interviewed Colts DC Matt Eberflus
    • Interviewed Eberflus a second time
  • Interviewed former Lions/Colts HC Jim Caldwell
    • Will interview Caldwell a second time
  • Interviewed Cowboys DC Dan Quinn
    • Will interview Quinn a second time
  • Interviewed former Eagles HC Doug Pederson
  • Interviewed former Dolphins HC Brian Flores
  • Interviewed Bills OC Brian Daboll
  • Interviewed Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett
  • Interviewed Bucs OC Byron Leftwich
  • Interviewed Bucs DC Todd Bowles
  • Interviewed Bills DC Leslie Frazier

DENVER BRONCOS

The Broncos fired head coach Vic Fangio after three seasons with the team. Denver hired general manager George Paton last offseason and signed him to a six-year deal. Fangio and Paton had a great working relationship, but Paton will now have a shot at making his own hire. 

Latest on HC search:
  • Interviewed Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett
    • Interviewed Hackett a second time
  • Interviewed Cowboys DC Dan Quinn
    • Will interview Quinn a second time
  • Interviewed Rams OC Kevin O’Connell
    • Will likely interview O’Connell a second time
  • Interviewed Lions DC Aaron Glenn
  • Interviewed Packers QB coach Luke Getsy
  • Interviewed Cowboys OC Kellen Moore
  • Interviewed Patriots LB coach Jerod Mayo
  • Interviewed Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon
  • Interviewed Bengals OC Brian Callahan
  • Interviewed Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy

HOUSTON TEXANS

The Texans fired head coach David Culley after just one season with the team. The reality is that Culley was hired just to be a “bridge head coach” as the Texans worked through some organizational chaos last offseason. They had the Deshaun Watson trade request and sexual misconduct allegations, they didn’t have a first- or second-round pick, and ownership was under a lot of fire from the fanbase. General manager Nick Caserio will now look to hire a new head coach from his shortlist of candidates. Brian Flores, Jerod Mayo and possibly Josh McDaniels are the names to watch.

Latest on HC search:
  • Interviewed former Dolphins HC Brian Flores
  • Interviewed Florida Atlantic WR coach Hines Ward
  • Interviewed Chargers OC Joe Lombardi
  • Interviewed Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon
  • Interviewed former NFL QB Josh McCown
  • Requested Rams OC Kevin O’Connell

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

The Jaguars fired Urban Meyer after a 2-11 start and some off-field incidents came to light. Owner Shad Khan targeted Meyer from the get-go last year, but he’s planning to have an extensive interview process this time around. The team came into the process planning to keep GM Trent Baalke on board, but some candidates could be lured away because of that.

Latest on HC search:
  • Interviewed Bucs OC Byron Leftwich
    • Leftwich interviewed a second time.
  • Interviewed Colts DC Matt Eberflus 
    • Eberflus interviewed a second time.
  • Interviewed former Eagles HC Doug Pederson
  • Interviewed former Colts/Lions HC Jim Caldwell
  • Interviewed former Texans HC Bill O’Brien
  • Interviewed Cowboys OC Kellen Moore 
  • Interviewed Bucs DC Todd Bowles
  • Interviewed Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

The Vikings fired both head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman. Spielman had served in Minnesota since 2006, while Zimmer was hired in 2014. Team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf will lead the HC search.

Latest on GM search:
  • Interviewed Kwesi Adofo-Mensah (Browns VP of Football Operations)
    • Adofo-Mensah interviewed a second time
  • Interviewed Monti Ossenfort (Titans Director of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed John Spytek (Bucs VP of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed Catherine Raiche (Eagles VP of Football Operations)
  • Interviewed Brandon Brown (Eagles Director of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed Ryan Poles (Chiefs Director of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed Elliot Wolf (Patriots Senior Consultant)
  • Interviewed Glenn Cook  (Browns VP of Player Personnel)
Latest on HC search:
  • Interviewed Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett
  • Interviewed Cowboys OC Kellen Moore
  • Interviewed Cowboys DC Dan Quinn
  • Interviewed Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon
  • Requested Rams DC Raheem Morris
  • Requested Bucs DC Todd Bowles
  • Requested 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans
  • Requested Rams OC Kevin O'Connell 

MIAMI DOLPHINS

The Dolphins fired head coach Brian Flores after three seasons with the team. While the move might come as a surprise, there were rumblings over the last month that this could happen. During Miami's seven-game losing streak, there was a lot of talk that the coaching staff in Miami were not getting along. “There was a lot of finger-pointing going on with the offensive staff,” a source said at the time. The Dolphins will keep GM Chris Grier, and he will assist owner Stephen Ross in the head coaching search. Ross, who is a Michigan man, told reporters that he will not pursue Jim Harbaugh.

Latest on HC search:
  • Interviewed 49ers OC Mike McDaniel
  • Interviewed Cardinals DC Vance Joseph
  • Interviewed Cowboys OC Kellen Moore
  • Interviewed Cowboys DC Dan Quinn
  • Interviewed Bills OC Brian Daboll
  • Interviewed Bills DC Leslie Frazier
  • Interviewed Rams assistant HC Thomas Brown

NEW YORK GIANTS

Giants HC Joe Judge was fired after two seasons, and GM Dave Gettleman retired. Owner John Mara is planning to hire a GM first and then will allow the new GM to find a head coach. This is expected to be the first time the Giants hire a GM without previous experience with the organization since Ernie Accorsi in 1998.

UPDATE: The Giants hired Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen to be the team's new general manager.

Latest on GM search:
  • Interviewed Joe Schoen (Bills assistant GM)
    • Schoen interviewed a second time.
    • Schoen hired as GM
  • Interviewed Ryan Poles (Chiefs Director of Player Personnel)
    • Poles interviewed a second time.
  • Interviewed  Adam Peters (49ers Assistant GM)
    • Peters interviewed a second time.
  • Interviewed Adrian Wilson (Cardinals VP of Pro Personnel)
  • Interviewed Quentin Harris (Cardinals VP of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed Joe Hortiz (Ravens Director of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed  Monti Ossenfort (Titans Director of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed  Ryan Cowden (Titans VP of Player Personnel)
  • Interviewed  Ran Carthon (49ers Director of Player Personnel)
Latest on HC search:
  • Interviewed Bills OC Brian Daboll
    • Daboll interviewed a second time.
  • Interviewed Cowboys DC Dan Quinn
  • Interviewed Bills DC Leslie Frazier
    • Frazier will interview a second time.
  • Interviewed Bengals DC Lou Anarumo
  • Will interview Giants DC Patrick Graham
  • Will interview former Dolphins HC Brian Flores

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

Despite all the adversity the team has been through, Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia was able to make the playoffs. It’s still considered a longshot for him to become the permanent head coach, but owner Mark Davis has tremendous respect for Bisaccia and will take a hard look at keeping him. GM Mike Mayock was fired.

Latest on GM search:
  • Requested Dave Ziegler (Patriots Director of Player Personnel)
  • Requested Trey Brown (Bengals scout)
  • Requested Champ Kelly (Bears Assistant Director of Player Personnel)
  • Requested Ed Dodds (Colts Assistant GM)
  • Requested John Spytek (Bucs VP of Player Personnel)
Latest on HC search:
  • Interviewed interim HC Rich Bisaccia
  • Requested Patriots LB coach Jerod Mayo
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