The NFL's 2019 regular season is roughly halfway done and the head coach hot seat rankings are starting to heat up. We've had one head coach fired in Jay Gruden, who was let go by the Washington Redskins at the start of the month, and more could be on the way.
What head coaches could be fired next?
Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons is the man everyone thinks is going next. The Falcons are one of the worst teams in the NFL at 1-7 and a change could be imminent.
CBS Sports ranks Quinn at No. 1 on their hot seat rankings.
The Falcons should've already canned Quinn like old sardines by now, but apparently owner Arthur Blank isn't afraid of the smell emanating from his organization. Outside of scraping past the Eagles with a 24-20 victory that might not have been had Nelson Agholor not dropped a potential walk-off touchdown pass, the Birds are sitting at 1-7 on the season and their game film gets worse by the week. From focus issues to sloppy execution to poor offensive play-calling to Quinn's unwillingness to relinquish his grip on a defensive scheme that allows a mind-numbing 31.2 points per game -- second-most in the NFL -- it's past time Blank stop seeking reasons to stand by his man.
Two other head coaches are at the top of CBS's hot seat rankings.
- New York Jets head coach Adam Gase
- Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens
If an in-season change is going to happen with one of those two, you would think it would be Kitchens. The Browns entered the year with legitimate playoff expectations. It's possible Cleveland could get desperate and make a move at some point before the year ends.
The Jets could part ways with Gase after the season, though it seems unlikely that he'll be gone before then.