There is a bit of an anti-ally holiday that occurs after the last game of the NFL regular season. With games over and the playoffs beginning, it’s also time for other teams to move on from head coaches that have plagued them for the entire season.
Some coaches were relieved of their duties midway through the season. Those coaches were Matt Patricia, Dan Quinn, and Bill O’Brien. But there were others who were fired on what we call “Black Monday.” This is when coaches get caned on the first day after the regular season. It opens up different coaching opportunities and it’s easy to see what jobs are great and which ones are not.
Adam Gase – New York Jets
This one was coming all season and it was kind of shocking that the Jets decided to hold onto him this long. The Jets won just two games in the 2020 season yet weren’t able to lose enough to tank for Trevor Lawrence. Gase went just 9-23 in two seasons with the Jets and failed miserably at getting Sam Darnold into NFL shape. Gase will have a hard time landing another job in the league and there are already rumors that he could head to Alabama to learn under Nick Saban. This Jets job has a perk because New York has the second overall pick but the ownership is tough to get along with and the roster isn’t great.
Doug Marrone – Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars fired their general manager halfway through the season and that never boded well for Marrone. The former Bills coach went 1-15 this past season and I guess helped the Jags earn the first overall pick in the upcoming draft. Marrone had some great moments at the coach of the Jags that included an appearance in the AFC Championship game but it wasn’t enough to keep him around. This is an attractive job because of the first overall pick but it seems like there could be an ownership or culture issue in Jacksonville and any coach that comes in has to be okay with maybe one day relocation to London. Urban Meyer has been tied to the position but there have been no official reports that he has signed.
Anthony Lynn – Los Angeles Chargers
Anthony Lynn got pretty much crapped on all season long. He was the guy who got to watch Justin Herbert dominate game after game but he is also the same coach who made some terrible decisions that led to the Chargers blowing massive leads and winning just a few games in the 2020 season. Lynn had very poor time management and had a few decisions that seem to make everyone scratch their heads. This roster is loaded with talent, they have one of the top young quarterbacks in the NFL and it seems like they will be adding top talent in the draft this season. The only real downfall of this job is that whichever coach takes it will have to deal with Patrick Mahomes every year.
By: Matt Lively CruelFan.com