NFL coaching, GM tracker: Latest news, interviews, developments in 2023 hiring cycle

NFL.com is tracking all of the latest news, interviews and developments concerning coach and general manager vacancies around the league as the 2023 hiring cycle kicks into gear. The information below -- sourced from NFL Media reports and official team announcements -- will be updated in real time during the coming weeks.

HIRINGS

Arizona Cardinals
General manager
  • Monti Ossenfort, general manager


The Cardinals hired Ossenfort, who spent the past three seasons as the Titans director of player personnel, on Jan 16.

Atlanta Falcons
2022 · 7-10-0
  • Ryan Nielsen, defensive coordinator

The Falcons hired Nielsen as their new defensive coordinator on Jan. 27. Nielsen spent the past six seasons in New Orleans as an assistant coach, and was the Saints co-DC last season under Dennis Allen.

  • Frank Reich, head coach


The Panthers hired Reich on Jan. 26. Reich was fired as Colts HC on Nov. 7 following a 3-5-1 start to the 2022 season. Reich generated a 40-33-1 regular-season record in four and a half seasons in Indy with a 1-2 postseason record.

Cleveland Browns
Defensive coordinator
  • Jim Schwartz, defensive coordinator


The Browns hired Schwartz as their new defensive coordinator on Jan. 17, per NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero. This is not Schwartz's first stint in Cleveland as he got his NFL start with the Browns under Bill Belichick as a personnel scout from 1993-1995.

Los Angeles Rams
Offensive coordinator
  • Mike LaFleur, offensive coordinator


The Rams hired LaFleur as their next OC, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Jan. 27. LaFleur and the Jets mutually parted ways on Jan. 11 after two seasons. Los Angeles confirmed the hiring later on Jan. 27.

New England Patriots
Offensive coordinator
  • Bill O'Brien, offensive coordinator


The Patriots have hired O'Brien as their next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported the news on Jan. 24, and New England confirmed the hiring Jan. 26.

New York Jets
Offensive coordinator
  • Nathaniel Hackett, offensive coordinator


The Jets hired Hackett, the former Broncos head coach, on Jan. 26 to replace the departed Mike LaFleur. Hackett was fired on Dec. 26 after a 4-11 start to his first season in Denver. LaFleur and the Jets mutually parted ways on Jan. 11 after two seasons.

Tennessee Titans
General manager
  • Ran Carthon, general manager


The Titans finalized the hire of Carthon as their new general manager on Jan. 17, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported. Carthon was previous the 49ers director of player personnel.

COACHING/GM INTERVIEWS

Arizona Cardinals
Head coach · General manager

Head coach:

  • Ejiro Evero, Broncos defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Brian Flores, Steelers senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach (completed)
  • Aaron Glenn, Lions defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Vance Joseph, Cardinals defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Sean Payton, former Saints head coach (scheduled)
  • Dan Quinn, Cowboys defensive coordinator (staying with Cowboys)
  • Frank Reich, former Colts head coach (hired by Panthers)
  • DeMeco Ryans, 49ers defensive coordinator (scheduled)


General manager:

  • Ian Cunningham, Bears assistant general manager (completed)
  • Quentin Harris, Cardinals VP of player personnel (completed)
  • Joe Hortiz, Ravens director of player personnel (completed)
  • Monti Ossenfort, Titans director of player personnel (hired)
  • Jerry Reese, former Giants general manager (completed)
  • Adrian Wilson, Cardinals VP of pro personnel (completed)
Atlanta Falcons
Defensive coordinator
  • Ejiro Evero, Broncos defensive coordinator (requested)
  • Vic Fangio, former Broncos head coach (completed)
  • Brian Flores, Steelers senior defensive assistant/LB coach (completed)
  • Al Holcomb, Panthers interim defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Ryan Nielson, Saints co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach (hired)
Baltimore Ravens
Offensive coordinator
  • Chad O'Shea, Browns WRs coach/pass game coordinator (completed)
  • Justin Outten, Broncos offensive coordinator (scheduled)
  • Zac Robinson, Rams pass game coordinator (requested)
Carolina Panthers
Head coach · Defensive coordinator

Head coach:

  • Jim Caldwell, former Lions and Colts head coach (completed)
  • Ken Dorsey, Bills offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Ejiro Evero, Broncos defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Ben Johnson, Lions offensive coordinator (staying with Lions)
  • Mike Kafka, Giants offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Jerod Mayo, Patriots linebackers coach (requested)
  • Kellen Moore, Cowboys offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Sean Payton, former Saints head coach (completed)
  • Frank Reich, former Colts head coach (hired)
  • DeMeco Ryans, 49ers defensive coordinator (requested)
  • Shane Steichen, Eagles offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Steve Wilks, Panthers interim coach (second interview completed)


Defensive coordinator:

  • Kris Richard, Saints defensive backs coach (requested)
Cleveland Browns
Defensive coordinator
  • Sean Desai, Seahawks associate head coach for defense (completed)
  • Brian Flores, Steelers senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach (completed)
  • Jerod Mayo, Patriots linebackers coach (requested)
  • Jim Schwartz, Titans senior defensive assistant (hired)
  • Dennard Wilson, Eagles defensive pass game coordinator (completed)
Denver Broncos
Head coach
  • Jim Caldwell, former Lions and Colts head coach (completed)
  • Ejiro Evero, Broncos defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Jim Harbaugh, University of Michigan head coach (staying at Michigan)
  • Raheem Morris, Rams defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Sean Payton, former Saints head coach (completed)
  • Dan Quinn, Cowboys defensive coordinator (staying with Cowboys)
  • DeMeco Ryans, 49ers defensive coordinator (completed)
  • David Shaw, former Stanford University head coach (completed)
Houston Texans
Head coach
  • Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Rich Bisaccia, Packers special teams coordinator (completed)
  • Brian Callahan, Bengals offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Ejiro Evero, Broncos defensive coordinator (second interview scheduled)
  • Aaron Glenn, Lions defensive coordinator (completed)
  • Ben Johnson, Lions offensive coordinator (staying with Lions)
  • Mike Kafka, Giants offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Wink Martindale, Giants defensive coordinator (second interview scheduled)
  • Raheem Morris, Rams defensive coordinator (second interview scheduled)
  • Dan Quinn, Cowboys defensive coordinator (staying with Cowboys)
  • DeMeco Ryans, 49ers defensive coordinator (scheduled)
  • Jeff Saturday, Colts interim head coach (second interview completed)
  • Shane Steichen, Eagles offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Bubba Ventrone, Colts special teams coordinator (completed)
Los Angeles Chargers
Offensive coordinator
  • Joe Brady, Bills quarterbacks coach (requested)
  • Thomas Brown, Rams assistant head coach (completed)
  • Jerrod Johnson, Vikings assistant quarterbacks coach (completed)
  • Greg Olson, Rams senior offensive assistant (completed)
  • Zac Robinson, Rams pass game coordinator (completed)
  • Luke Steckel, Titans tight ends coach (completed)
Los Angeles Rams
Offensive coordinator
  • Mike LaFleur, former Jets offensive coordinator (hired)
Miami Dolphins
Defensive coordinator
  • Anthony Campanile, Dolphins linebackers coach (scheduled)
  • Sean Desai, Seahawks associate head coach for defense (completed)
  • Vic Fangio, former Broncos head coach (completed)
  • Kris Richard, Saints co-defensive coordinator/secondary coach (requested)
Minnesota Vikings
Defensive coordinator
  • Sean Desai, Seahawks associate head coach for defense (completed)
  • Brian Flores, Steelers senior defensive assistant (completed)
  • Ryan Nielsen, Saints co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach (completed)
  • Mike Pettine, Vikings assistant head coach (completed)
New England Patriots
Offensive coordinator
  • Nick Caley, Patriots tight ends coach (completed)
  • Keenan McCardell, Vikings wide receivers coach (requested)
  • Bill O'Brien, University of Alabama offensive coordinator (hired)
New York Jets
Offensive coordinator
  • Joe Brady, Bills quarterbacks coach (requested)
  • Marcus Brady, former Colts offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Nick Caley, Patriots tight ends coach (completed)
  • Nathaniel Hackett, former Broncos head coach (hired)
  • Klint Kubiak, Broncos passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach (completed)
  • Chad O'Shea, Browns pass game coordinator (completed)
  • Kevin Patullo, Eagles pass game coordinator (completed)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Offensive coordinator
  • Jim Bob Cooter, Jaguars passing game coordinator (completed)
  • Klint Kubiak, Broncos passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach (completed)
  • Keenan McCardell, Vikings wide receivers coach (completed)
  • Dan Pitcher, Bengals quarterbacks coach (completed)
  • Shea Tierney, Giants quarterbacks coach (scheduled)
Tennessee Titans
General manager
  • Malik Boyd, Bills senior director of pro personnel (completed)
  • Ran Carthon, 49ers director of player personnel (hired)
  • Glenn Cook, Browns assistant GM/VP of player personnel (completed)
  • Ryan Cowden, Titans VP of player personnel (completed)
  • Ian Cunningham, Bears assistant general manager (completed)
  • Quentin Harris, Cardinals VP of player personnel (completed)
  • Monti Ossenfort, Titans director of player personnel (hired by Cardinals)
Washington Commanders
Offensive coordinator
  • Thomas Brown, Rams assistant head coach (completed)
  • Charles London, Falcons quarterbacks coach (completed)
  • Pat Shurmur, longtime NFL offensive coordinator (completed)
  • Eric Studesville, Dolphins associate head coach/RBs coach (completed)
  • Ken Zampese, Commanders quarterbacks coach (completed)

FIRED

  • Head coach Kliff Kinsgbury


Kingsbury was fired on Jan. 9 following a 4-13 season and just one season after he signed a contract extension through the 2027 season. Kingsbury served as Arizona's head coach for four years, going 28-37-1 and reaching the postseason just once.

  • Head coach Matt Rhule
  • Defensive coordinator Phil Snow


Rhule was fired on Oct. 10, five weeks into his third year with the Panthers. Rhule's time in Carolina produced just an 11-27 record over two-plus seasons, including consecutive five-win campaigns and a 1-4 start in 2022. Steve Wilks served as the Panthers' interim coach, leading Carolina to a 7-10 record and the brink of an NFC South title. Snow was fired along with Rhule.

  • Defensive coordinator Joe Woods


Woods was relieved of his duties on Jan. 9, one day after the conclusion of the 2022 regular season. Woods had been with the Browns since 2020.

  • Head coach Nathaniel Hackett


Hackett was fired on Dec. 26 after a 4-11 start to his first season in Denver. Senior assistant Jerry Rosburg served as the Broncos' interim coach for their final two games.

  • Head coach Lovie Smith


Smith was fired on Jan. 8, hours after the Texans' season-ending win over the Colts. Smith served as Houston's head coach for just one season, leading the Texans to a 3-13-1 record. Smith is the second Houston coach in as many years to go one-and-done; David Culley was replaced by Smith during the 2022 offseason after a 4-13 season in 2021.

  • Head coach Frank Reich
  • Offensive coordinator Marcus Brady


Reich was fired on Nov. 7 following a 3-5-1 start to the 2022 season. Reich generated a 40-33-1 regular-season record in four and a half seasons in Indy with a 1-2 postseason record. He was replaced by former Colts center and ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday as interim coach; Saturday's Colts went 1-7 in eight games. Brady was fired one week before Reich after serving as OC for just over a season.

  • Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi
  •  Passing game coordinator/QBs Shane Day


Lombardi and Day were fired on Jan. 17 just three days after the Chargers' 27-points playoff collapse against the Jaguars.

  • Defensive coordinator Josh Boyer


Boyer was fired on Jan. 19 following a season in which Miami's defense ranked 24th in points allowed and 18th in yards allowed.

  • Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell


Donatell was fired on Jan. 19 following a season in which Minnesota's defense ranked 28th in points allowed and 31st in yards allowed.

  • Offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich


The Buccaneers fired Leftwich on Jan. 19 after four seasons in Tampa Bay. Leftwich joined the Bucs as offensive coordinator in 2019 following the hiring of head coach Bruce Arians, under whom Leftwich began his coaching career in Arizona. The Buccaneers also parted ways with five other assistants, while three more, including quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen, have decided to retire.

  • General manager Jon Robinson
  • Offensive coordinator Todd Downing


Robinson was fired after seven seasons as Tennessee's GM on Dec. 6. The Titans compiled a 66-43 record with Robinson in charge, including zero losing seasons. At the time of Robinson's ouster, Tennessee had generated the ninth-highest winning percentage (.606) in the NFL since 2016. Titans VP of player personnel Ryan Cowden took over Robinson's duties on an interim basis. Downing was fired as OC on Jan. 9. Downing had been with the organization since 2019. He was promoted from tight ends coach to offensive coordinator in 2021.

  • Offensive coordinator Scott Turner

The Commanders fired Turner on Jan. 10. Turner had been Washington's offensive coordinator since the 2020 season. The Commanders were never better than 23rd in the league in points scored per game in the three seasons with Turner at the helm.

PARTING WAYS

  • Offensive coordinator Greg Roman


Roman and the Ravens are parting ways after six seasons, the team announced on Jan. 19. Roman had been Baltimore's OC since 2019.

  • Offensive coordinator Liam Coen

The University of Kentucky on Jan. 10 announced that Coen is returning as the school's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. 

  • Offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur


LaFleur and the Jets mutually parted ways on Jan. 11 after two seasons. The Jets ranked 28th and 29th overall in points per games during LaFleur's two seasons in New York.

STEPPING DOWN

  • General manager Steve Keim


The team announced on Jan. 9 that Keim is stepping down as GM to "focus on his health." Keim initially took an indefinite, health-related leave of absence from the team on Dec. 14. Keim had been the Cardinals' GM since the 2013 season.

RETIREMENTS

  • Defensive coordinator Dean Pees


Pees, 73, announced his retirement on Jan. 9 after 50 years of coaching in football. Pees had been Atlanta's DC for the past two seasons.

OFFICIAL INTERVIEW TIMELINE

Below is the official timeline for permitted interviews, per NFL rules:

  • Jan. 10: Virtual interviews for open head-coach positions can be conducted with coaches whose clubs are not participating in the postseason or whose clubs have a postseason bye (Kansas City and Philadelphia).
  • Jan. 17: In-person and/or virtual interviews may be conducted with head-coach candidates whose teams played on Wild Card Saturday or Sunday.
  • Jan. 18: In-person and/or virtual interviews may be conducted with head coach candidates whose teams played on Wild Card Monday.
  • Jan. 23: In-person and/or virtual interviews with coaches whose teams won a Wild Card game may begin for coordinator positions through Jan. 28, the Saturday prior to Conference Championship games. A request for a coordinator position must be approved if it is not a "shared" position, and/or if the requesting club does not have an assistant head coach in charge of the side of the ball of the coordinator position (i.e., assistant head coach-offense for an offensive coordinator position.) All other interviews with coaches whose teams are still participating in the playoffs are prohibited until Jan. 30.
  • Jan. 30: Assistant coaches whose clubs are participating in the Super Bowl who previously interviewed for another club's head-coach position may have a second in-person or virtual interview with such club no later than Feb. 5, the Sunday prior to the Super Bowl.
  • Feb. 13: Second interviews with assistant coaches whose teams were participating in the Super Bowl may resume.

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