An NFL head coach is reportedly on the verge of getting fired.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to 5-9 on the season with this afternoon’s 20-12 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Earlier today, reports surfaced about Buccaneers’ head coach Dirk Koetter. Her’s reportedly likely to be fired after the season.
CBS Sports reported the news:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have begun gathering information on potential head coaches and are making contingencies for a coaching search, with Dirk Koetter unlikely to be back next season, league sources said. Tampa can finish no higher than .500 and has several big-picture decisions to make this offseason, including what to do with quarterback Jameis Winston, who is entering his fifth-year option in 2019, which is currently only guaranteed for injury.
Koetter, 59, has been the team’s head coach since 2016.
The head coach probably won’t be out of work for long if he is fired, though. CBS is also reporting that Koetter will be a highly-pursued offensive coordinator candidate.
Koetter and his offensive coordinator, Todd Monken, will be coveted by other head coaches looking for offensive coordinators in 2019, league sources said. That includes head coaching candidates and head coaches already in place; both will be ready to vie for Koetter and Monken’s services in 2019.
You can view the full report here.