NFL new head coach rankings: Chargers go big with Jim Harbaugh; did Seahawks strike gold with Mike Macdonald?

A ranking of the NFL's new eight head coaches.
Los Angeles Chargers Introduce Jim Harbaugh As Head Coach
Los Angeles Chargers Introduce Jim Harbaugh As Head Coach / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages
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Did the Seahawks pick the perfect Pete Carroll replacement in Mike Macdonald?

No. 2: Mike Macdonald, Seattle Seahawks:

On January 10, Pete Carroll stepped down as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks after 13 seasons, following a mutual agreement with the team.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald
Seattle Seahawks Introduce Mike Macdonald as Head Coach / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

In a bold move to revamp their leadership, the Seahawks appointed Mike Macdonald as Carroll's successor on January 31. With the new scenery, the Seahawks underwent a massive shift from having the oldest head coach to the youngest, indicating their commitment to a fresh start. Macdonald, renowned for his defensive expertise developed as the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens and the University of Michigan, is expected to bring a new level of strategic thinking to the Seahawks.

No. 3: Raheem Morris, Atlanta Falcons:

Raheem Morris was named the Falcons head coach on January 25. He previously served as the head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he recorded a 21-38 record. Morris has won two Super Bowls, one as a defensive quality control coach for Tampa Bay and the other as the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams.

Morris is optimistic that his new role with the Falcons will lead to his first Super Bowl win as a head coach.