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There Are Now 3 NFL Head Coaching Jobs Available

Long shot of a Detroit Lions helmet at U.S. Bank Stadium.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 4: A helmet for the Detroit Lions is seen during warmups before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

There are three NFL head coaching jobs available at the moment following the Lions' decision on Saturday.

Detroit has fired head coach Matt Patricia. The decision isn't surprising considering there have been rumblings for several weeks now. Patricia never appeared capable of coaching an NFL team, let alone a dysfunctional franchise like the Lions.

There are now three head coaching jobs available in the NFL. The Lions are the latest team in need of a head coach, joining the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans. Each organization fired its head coach earlier this year.

Plenty of football fans are asking one question Saturday afternoon: which NFL head coach availability is the best option? The Lions, Falcons and Texans need a new head coach.

The Texans seems like the best option at the moment. Deshaun Watson is a superstar in the making, and a few key trades and acquisitions could elevate the team to the playoffs.

The Lions could also be attractive. Matthew Stafford is the most underrated quarterback in the NFL, and is fully capable of leading a team to the playoffs as long as he's surrounded by the right roster.

Atlanta, meanwhile, needs a complete rebuild. The Falcons still have Matt Ryan, but he's at the tail-end of his NFL career.

Three NFL teams currently need a new head coach. That number could grow to as many as four if the Jets fire Adam Gase, which they're expected to at some point.