Written by Bosun
by Bosun Akinpelu
The 2020 NFL season is still on track to begin in September, which is good news for fans that have been deprived of sports over the last two months because of the coronavirus.
As we inch closer to the start of the season, it’s time to take a look at some of the coaches who are on the hot seat this season.
5. Vic Fangio (Denver Broncos)
Fangio led the team to a 7-9 record in his first year as the head coach of the Broncos. Even though he is going into his second year as the team’s head coach, he will likely need a winning record to keep his job after this season because team president John Elway hasn’t shown a lot of patience with his head coaches or quarterbacks in recent years.
4. Dan Quinn (Atlanta Falcons)
After a 1-7 start last year, Quinn was expected to be fired at the end of the season. However, a 6-2 finish to the season saved his job for another year. Even though he has a 43-37 record coaching the team, Quinn won’t survive another slow start to the season especially since the team is coming off consecutive 7-9 seasons.
3. Anthony Lynn (Los Angeles Chargers)
Lynn has led the Chargers to two winning seasons in three years but the team is coming off a five-win season. With Philip Rivers now in Indianapolis, the Chargers will be relying on Tyron Taylor to lead them back to the postseason, which will be a tall task. With the last two head coaches, the team had not survived two consecutive non-winning seasons, expect Lynn to be shown the door if the team doesn’t finish over .500 this season.
2. Matt Patricia (Detroit Lions)
The Lions decided to rebuild after signing Patricia in 2018. However, with the team winning only three games last season and the defense not playing as well as they had hoped under Patricia, the Lions are likely going to move on from their head coach if the team does not show signs of improvement in his third year.
1. Doug Marrone (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Marrone looked like the man for the job after he led the Jaguars to the AFC Championship game in 2017. However, the team has won only 11 games in the last two seasons and lost a lot of talent this offseason. Even with Gardner Minshew showing a lot of promise last season, the odds that the Jaguars finish with a winning record are low, making him very likely to be one of the first coaches to get fired next season.