The NFL head coach openings for 2019 will be extensive with no fewer than eight jobs reportedly up for grabs following Black Monday’s work.
One would think each of those jobs would be in high demand and objectively that’s true. There are only 32 of them in the entire world. However, not everyone is created equal. Certain jobs will be much more highly coveted than the rest. Looking at the state of each team as they stand going into January, which among them should be considered prime real estate and which might be the leftovers for some unlucky coach to pick up?
08. Miami Dolphins
It’s really hard to feel any sort of optimism about the Miami Dolphins in both the short and long-term. Their quarterback situation is a mess with Ryan Tannehill likely being gone. The pieces around him form the offensive line to the running backs and receivers are dealing with either lack of talent or age issues. Things aren’t much better on the defensive side either with their top pass rushers both facing the age problems as well.
Everything about this team feels like it’s on the cusp of a major rebuild. That might be complicated further by ownership that’s notorious for being unreliable in their commitment to any sort of long-term plan. This means whoever the head coach is may not be given an extended chance to get things turned around before he’s fired. That will make landing any of the top candidates almost impossible.
To add insult to injury? They have the 13th pick, which lessens their chances of getting a top QB in the draft.