This year's coaching carousel remains an unpredictable beast.
It's another reminder that we rarely know what these candidates -- or teams -- are thinking, but that won't stop us from trying.
With interviews unfolding across the league, let's take a moment to peek into the future.
Who fits where? Here's our take:
New York Jets: Todd Bowles
*UPDATE: NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported later Tuesday that the Jets are indeed hiring Bowles. *
I get why people would kill the Jets for firing Rex only to turn around and hire another defensive-minded coach. Bottom line: Ryan's time in Gotham was over.
New York's tortured fan base should feel good about the prospect of landing Bowles. All year long, the Cardinals defensive play-caller squeezed the most out of his roster, overcoming a laundry list of injuries -- and Daryl Washington's year-long suspension -- to help forge a playoff campaign in Arizona.
"The guy is special," one NFL coach told ESPN's Vaughn McClure. "People just don't understand, they don't make them like that anymore."
Atlanta Falcons: Dan Quinn
Quinn impressed us during Super Bowl week as an engaging, detail-oriented leader. After Cleveland chose not to wait around for him last winter, former Browns CEO Joe Banner called passing on the coach the toughest decision of the entire process. With Quinn already linked to one of the game's best young play-callers in Kyle Shanahan, the Falcons would be wise to hold out for Seattle's rising star.
San Francisco 49ers: Adam Gase
If the Niners want to develop Colin Kaepernick, Gase -- interviewing with the team on Tuesday -- makes plenty of sense.
Oakland Raiders: Jack Del Rio
Chicago Bears: John Fox
UPDATE: Rapoport reported, per two sources informed of the situation, that the Bears are set to make Fox their head coach. Fox is making preparations to take the position, and the two sides are in deep talks, Rapoport added.
Denver Broncos: Gary Kubiak
A playoff juggernaut one week ago. Today, starting over.
Denver adds a major curveball to the carousel, offering candidates a talent-heavy team with plenty of upside. Elway said Tuesday he wants a "like-minded" coach, which brings us to Kubiak. The Ravens offensive coordinator -- and Elway's former backup -- has declined requests for interviews, but Kubiak might be willing to speak with his old friend.
Can Elway get the gang together for one more run?