2023 NFL coaching tracker: News, rumors, interviews

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The 2022 NFL regular season has come to an end, which means the coaching carousel is just beginning. Here is a breakdown of the coaching and general manager changes, corresponding interviews requested and scheduled, and rumored candidates for the 2023 hiring cycle.

HIRINGS

Arizona Cardinals

  • Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort hired as GM

Cleveland Browns

  • Titans senior defensive assistant Jim Schwartz hired as DC

Tennessee Titans

  • 49ers director of pro personnel Ran Carthon hired as GM

INTERVIEWS, CANDIDATES

Arizona Cardinals (HC)

  • Cardinals DC Vance Joseph
  • FOX NFL analyst and former Saints head coach Sean Payton
  • Steelers LB coach and former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores
  • Former Colts HC Frank Reich
  • Lions DC Aaron Glenn
  • Broncos DC Ejiro Evero

Atlanta Falcons (DC)

  • Broncos DC Ejiro Evero
  • Packers pass game coordinator Jerry Gray
  • Former Broncos HC Vic Fangio

Carolina Panthers (HC)

  • FOX NFL analyst and former Saints head coach Sean Payton
  • Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks
  • Former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell
  • Former Colts coach Frank Reich
  • Lions OC Ben Johnson (planning to remain with Detroit)
  • Eagles OC Shane Steichen
  • Bills OC Ken Dorsey
  • Giants OC Mike Kafka
  • Patriots ILB coach Jerod Mayo (declined to interview for job)

Cleveland Browns (DC)

Denver Broncos (HC)

  • FOX NFL analyst and former Saints head coach Sean Payton
  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh (planning to remain at Michigan)
  • Cowboys DC Dan Quinn
  • Broncos DC Ejiro Evero
  • 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans
  • Rams DC Raheem Morris

Houston Texans (HC)

  • Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon
  • Lions OC Ben Johnson (planning to remain with Detroit)
  • Broncos DC Ejiro Evero
  • Eagles OC Shane Steichen
  • FOX NFL analyst and former Saints head coach Sean Payton
  • Rams assistant head coach/tight ends coach Thomas Brown
  • 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans

Indianapolis Colts (HC)

  • Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday
  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh (planning to remain at Michigan)
  • Lions DC Aaron Glenn
  • Lions OC Ben Johnson (planning to remain with Detroit)
  • Rams DC Raheem Morris
  • Eagles OC Shane Steichen
  • Broncos DC Ejiro Evero
  • Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy
  • 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans
  • Giants OC Mike Kafka
  • Giants DC Wink Martindale
  • Cowboys DC Dan Quinn
  • Bengals OC Brian Callahan

New England Patriots (DC, OC)
Defensive coordinator

  • Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo

Offensive coordinator

  • Alabama OC Bill O’Brien
  • Vikings wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell
  • Patriots TEs coach Nick Caley
  • Oregon assistant head coach/run game coordinator/offensive line coach Adrian Klemm
  • Cardinals wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson

New York Jets (OC)

  • Patriots TEs coach Nick Caley
  • Former Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett (per ESPN)
  • Eagles QBs coach Brian Johnson
  • Former Colts OC Marcus Brady
  • Dolphins pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Darrell Bevell

Tennessee Titans (GM)

  • Browns assistant GM and vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook
  • Bears assistant GM Ian Cunningham
  • 49ers assistant general manager Adam Peters
  • 49ers director of pro personnel Ran Carthon
  • Titans VP of player personnel and interim general manager Ryan Cowden
  • Bills senior director of pro scouting Malik Boyd

Washington Commanders (OC)

  • Former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell declined to interview

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PERSONNEL CHANGES (general managers, head coaches, coordinators)

Arizona Cardinals

  • HC Kliff Kingsbury dismissed after going 28-37-1 over four seasons
  • GM Steve Keim stepped down after 10 seasons

Atlanta Falcons

  • DC Dean Pees retired after two seasons

Baltimore Ravens

  • OC Greg Roman, team parted ways after four seasons

Carolina Panthers

  • HC Matt Rhule dismissed after going 11-27 over three seasons

Cleveland Browns

  • DC Joe Woods dismissed after three seasons

Denver Broncos

  • HC Nathaniel Hackett dismissed after going 4-11 in one season

Houston Texans 

  • HC Lovie Smith dismissed after going 3-13-1 in one season

Indianapolis Colts

  • HC Frank Reich dismissed after going 40-33-1 over five seasons

Los Angeles Chargers

  • OC Joe Lombardi dismissed after two seasons
  • Passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach Shane Day dismissed after two seasons

Los Angeles Rams 

  • OC Liam Coen left to take the same job at Kentucky

Miami Dolphins

  • DC Josh Boyer dismissed after three seasons

Minnesota Vikings

  • DC Ed Donatell dismissed after one season

New York Jets

  • OC Mike LaFleur dismissed after two seasons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OC)

  • Byron Leftwich was dismissed after four seasons on Jan. 19.

Tennessee Titans

  • OC Todd Downing dismissed after two seasons

Washington Commanders

  • OC Scott Turner dismissed after three seasons

STAYING PUT

Detroit Lions (OC)

  • Ben Johnson will remain as offensive coordinator of the Lions.

New Orleans Saints (HC)

Los Angeles Rams (HC)

Pittsburgh Steelers (OC)

  • Matt Canada will remain as offensive coordinator of the Steelers.

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