Judging NFL’s Seven Head Coaching Hires in 2018
Who has the brightest future? Who was the safest choice?
It has been a dramatic few weeks for NFL head coaches. There was the 10-year, $100 million hire of Jon Gruden to the Raiders. Former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich was hired by the Colts less than a week after the team got spurned by Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who they had already announced as their new head coach. Last year, six new head coaches were hired. Two of them were able to lead drastic turnarounds that ended with division titles: Sean McVay of the Rams, and Doug Marrone of the Jaguars. Can the new coaches this year do the same? SB Nation ranked the new (and returning) head coaches of 2018.
Most Likely to Lead a Quick Turnaround: John Gruden, Raiders
Best Long-Term Future: Mike Vrabel, Titans
The Safest Hire: Matt Patricia, Lions
Most Precarious Position: Frank Reich, Colts
Most Likely to Toil in Obscurity: Steve Wilks, Cardinals
Most Sean McVayish: Matt Nagy, Bears
Most Likely to Be Played by Reese Witherspoon in a Rom Com: Pat Shurmur, Giants
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