Who Will Stay and Who Will Go: NFL Head Coach Edition
Detroit Lions head football coach Jim Caldwell. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Who Will Stay and Who Will Go: NFL Head Coach Edition

A dozen coaches are on the hot seat as the 2017 season comes to an end.

Every year, coaches lose their jobs at the wind down of the NFL season. Sometimes the decisions seem uncalled for — coaches who maybe just needed a little more time or were doing fine but owners decided the team needed to go “in a new direction” — but other times, coaches are fired because they were failing, and they know it. This year, SB Nation counts a stunning 12 potential NFL head coaching jobs. Thomas George lists who he thinks will stay and who will go. In terms of who’s out, George lists (among others): Bruce Arians, from the Arizona Cardinals; John Fox, from the Chicago Bears; Jim Caldwell, from the Detroit Lions, Dirk Koetter, from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; and Chuck Pagano, from the Indianapolis Colts. Coaches who are staying include: Vance Joseph; from the Denver Broncos; Bill O’Brien; from the Houston Texans; Todd Bowles, from the New York Jets; and Mike Mularkey, from the Tennessee Titans .

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