Editor's note: The NFL coaching carousel has hit full speed with the regular season over. Around The NFL keeps you up to date with all of the latest coaching news, including the latest reports from Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero, Mike Garafolo and all NFL Network reporters on available jobs and whose coaching position is safe.
HEAD COACHES HIRED
Matt Rhule, Carolina Panthers: The Panthersfinalized a deal on Jan. 7 for Baylor coach Matt Rhule to become the franchise's fifth permanent head coach in its history. Rhule rose to prominence by taking over an embattled Baylor football program and turning it into a contender in a short amount of time, going from 1-11 in 2017 to 11-1 in 2019.
Ron Rivera, Washington Redskins: It didn't take long for Rivera to find a new landing spot. Rivera agreed to a five-year contract to become the next head coach of the Redskins on Dec. 31. Rivera compiled a 76-63-1 regular-season record as head coach of the Carolina Panthers before he was fired mid-season.
HEAD COACHES OUT
Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys: Garrett was fired on Jan. 5, one week after the end of the Cowboys' disappointing 2019 season, Rapoport reported. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer first reported the news. Garrett's contract was set to expire on Jan. 14. Garrett spent 10 years as Cowboys head coach, leading Dallas to a 85-67 regular-season record, three division titles, two playoff wins and just one losing season.
Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins: Gruden was fired on Oct. 7 following an 0-5 start to the 2019 season. Gruden spent five-plus seasons in Washington after joining the 'Skins in 2014. He left the organization with a 35-49-1 regular-season record and one postseason appearance.
Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers: Rivera was fired on Dec. 3 after a 5-7 start to the year. The longtime Panthers coach spent eight-plus seasons in Carolina, compiling a 76-63-1 regular-season record and making four postseason appearances. Rivera's Panthers won three straight division title from 2013 through 2015 and made Super Bowl 50 in the 2015 season. Rivera was a two-time Coach of the Year in Carolina.
COACHES WHO ARE SAFE
Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars: Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell will return for the 2020 season, the team announced Dec 31. Jaguars owner Shad Khan said "the decision I am making to keep our staff intact for 2020 has nothing to do with our victory on Sunday and everything to do with my positive meetings with Dave, Doug, the coordinators and our players, as well as my belief that this is not the time to consider an overhaul of our organization."
Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons: Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were assured they would return for the 2020 season by Falcons owner Arthur Blank on Dec. 27. Quinn has been with Atlanta since 2015 and led the Falcons to a 43-37 regular-season record, two playoff appearances, one division title and a Super Bowl appearance.
FIRED GENERAL MANAGERS/FRONT OFFICE PERSONNEL
Tom Coughlin, Jacksonville Jaguars: Coughlin was fired as Jaguars executive vice president of football operations on Dec. 18. The 73-year-old's second stint with the organization lasted just shy of three seasons.
John Dorsey, Cleveland Browns: Dorsey and the organization parted ways on Dec. 31 after being unable to reach an agreement on a restructured front office. It ends a mere 24-month stint for Dorsey with the Browns, which saw him dismiss Hue Jackson and hire and fire Freddie Kitchens while the team went 13-18-1 over the past two seasons.
FIRED ASSISTANT COACHES
Chicago Bears: The Bearsfired offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride and assistant special teams coach Brock Olivo on Dec. 31. The headliner of the group is Helfrich, who joined coach Matt Nagy in Chicago in 2018 as coordinator after leaving Oregon in 2016.
Detroit Lions: Matt Patricia is sticking around in Detroit for another season, but a significant portion of his staff is not. Patricia announced on Dec. 31 the Lions have parted ways with six assistant coaches: special teams coordinator John Bonamego, linebackers coach Al Golden, assistant strength and performance coach Rodney Hill, football performance coordinator Harold Nash, defensive backs coach Brian Stewart and tight ends Chris White. On Jan. 2, Detroit announced that defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson were stepping away from football.
Los Angeles Rams: Los Angeles is not bringing back veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, Rapoport reported and the coach confirmed on. Jan. 6. Phillips' contract expired with the end of the 2019 season and the Rams are declining to renew it. Phillips tweeted following his dismissal that he still wants to coach in 2020.
Miami Dolphins: Miami is moving on from offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea and offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo after one season, Garafolo reported Dec. 30. The team confirmed the moves, in addition to partings ways with safeties coach Tony Oden. O'Shea joined coach Brian Flores' staff after spending 10 seasons as wide receivers coach in New England. A veteran offensive line coach, DeGuglielmo joined Flores' staff as a team analyst but was promoted to O-line coach in July after the Dolphins dismissed Pat Flaherty. Miami's offense ranked 27th in total offense (310.0 YPG) and 25th in scoring offense (19.1 PPG) in 2019.
HIRED ASSISTANT COACHES
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons hired Tosh Lupoi as their defensive line/rum game coordinator. Lupoi was most recently the Browns defensive line coach after five seasons coaching under Nick Saban at Alabama. Atlanta also made another former Browns coach, Joe Whitt Jr., its defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator.
Chicago Bears: The Bears hired veteran assistant coach Juan Castillo as their offensive line coach on Jan. 5. Pelissero reported the news earlier that week. Castillo was a longtime Eagles offensive line coach and later a defensive coordinator under Andy Reid, who Bears head coach Matt Nagy got his start under.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns are hiring Chad O'Shea to be their receivers coach and passing game coordinator, Rapoport reported. O'Shea spent the past year as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator after 10 years coaching receivers for the Patriots. Miami ranked 27th in total offense in 2019 and 25th in scoring.
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys are expected to hire Mike Nolan as defensive coordinator and John Fassel as special teams coordinator. Cowboys OC Kellen Moore is also leaning toward returning to Dallas as offensive coordinator. Skip Peete has been hired by the Cowboys to join coach Mike McCarthy's staff as running backs coach, Rapoport reported. Peete reprises a role he held with Dallas from 2007-12.
Denver Broncos: The Broncoslocked up a new offensive coordinator on Jan. 12, hiring former Giants head coach Pat Shurmur a little less than two hours after firing Rich Scangarello, per Rapoport and Garafolo. The details have yet to be finalized by Garafolo reported that the decision had been made on Shurmur's end. In his 20 years as an NFL coach, Shurmur had three previous stints as an OC: with the Rams in 2009-10, Eagles in 2013-15 and Vikings, both as an interim in 2016 before assuming the role full-time the following season.
New York Giants: Big Blue is hiring Patrick Graham as its newest defensive coordinator, Pelissero reported per sources. Graham previously spent 2019 as the Dolphins defensive coordinator and was a longtime assistant in the Patriots organization, so he has ties with new coach Joe Judge. The Giants are also hiring Jerry Schuplinski as their QB coach, sources said Garafolo. Schuplinski was Miami's assistant QB coach last season after spending six sseasons with the Patriots.
Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers have hired Matt Canada as their quarterback coach, Pelissero reported. Canada is a longtime college offensive coordinator and most recently was the OC at Maryland before taking on the interim tag as head coach.