With the NFL season winding down, the names on the coaching hot seat receive a lot of attention. Just as many general managers could be looking for work.
NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Friday on NFL Network's "Around the League" that at least three teams other than the Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns have started the process of looking for GM candidates. Carolina already has fired general manager Marty Hurney, and it's assumed Cleveland will make a change at the end of the season.
But Breer's report indicates at least three other teams that still have GMs in place already have started to look for candidates. That means a minimum of five openings will be available. The Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers and New York Jets would be logical candidates as other teams that could look to make a change.
There will be a lot of competition for the vacant GM and coaching jobs this offseason, with plenty of openings. The teams that are most prepared to move quickly will be rewarded.
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