HEAD COACHES HIRED
Ron Rivera, Washington Redskins: It didn't take long for Rivera to find a new landing spot. Rivera agreed to a five-year contract to become the next head coach of the Redskins on Dec. 31. Rivera compiled a 76-63-1 regular-season record as head coach of the Carolina Panthers before he was fired mid-season.
HEAD COACHES OUT
Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins: Gruden was fired on Oct. 7 following an 0-5 start to the 2019 season. Gruden spent five-plus seasons in Washington after joining the 'Skins in 2014. He left the organization with a 35-49-1 regular-season record and one postseason appearance.
Freddie Kitchens, Cleveland Browns: Kitchens was fired on Dec. 29 after just one season as head coach. Previously the Browns QB coach, Kitchens was hired last January to replace fired coach Hue Jackson. Cleveland went 6-10 in his only year at the helm.
Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers: Rivera was fired on Dec. 3 after a 5-7 start to the year. The longtime Panthers coach spent eight-plus seasons in Carolina, compiling a 76-63-1 regular-season record and making four postseason appearances. Rivera's Panthers won three straight division title from 2013 through 2015 and made Super Bowl 50 in the 2015 season. Rivera was a two-time Coach of the Year in Carolina.
Pat Shurmur, New York Giants: Shurmur was fired on Dec. 30 after two seasons in New York. Shurmur's Giants went just 9-23 over his two years at the helm. Before he was Big Blue's coach, Shurmur was offensive coordinator of the Vikings.
COACHES AT RISK
Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys
COACHES WHO ARE SAFE
Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars: Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell will return for the 2020 season, the team announced Dec 31. Jaguars owner Shad Khan said "the decision I am making to keep our staff intact for 2020 has nothing to do with our victory on Sunday and everything to do with my positive meetings with Dave, Doug, the coordinators and our players, as well as my belief that this is not the time to consider an overhaul of our organization."
Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions: Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn were given a vote of confidence from Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford on Dec. 17. Ford said both the coach and GM would return for the 2020 season. In two seasons coaching the Lions, Patricia has led Detroit to a 9-21-1 record.
Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons: Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were assured they would return for the 2020 season by Falcons owner Arthur Blank on Dec. 27. Quinn has been with Atlanta since 2015 and led the Falcons to a 43-37 regular-season record, two playoff appearances, one division title and a Super Bowl appearance.
Dennis Allen, Saints DC: Browns
Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs OC: Giants, Panthers, Browns
Brian Daboll, Bills OC: Browns
Joe Judge, Patriots special teams coach: Giants
Don Martindale, Ravens DC and Joe Brady, LSU co-OC: Giants
Mike McCarthy, former Packers coach: Browns, Panthers, Giants
Josh McDaniels, Patriots OC: Browns, Giants, Panthers
Urban Meyer, former Ohio State coach: Browns
Matt Rhule, Baylor coach: Giants
Kris Richard, Cowboys defensive backs coach: Giants
Greg Roman, Ravens OC: Browns
Robert Saleh, 49ers DC: Browns
Kevin Stefanski, Vikings OC: Browns
FIRED GENERAL MANAGERS/FRONT OFFICE PERSONNEL
Bruce Allen, Washington Redskins: Allen was dismissed as team president on Dec. 30. Allen joined the organization in 2010, since which the Redskins have logged a 62-97-1 regular-season record, five last-place finishes in the NFC East and just two playoff appearances.
Tom Coughlin, Jacksonville Jaguars: Coughlin was fired as Jaguars executive vice president of football operations on Dec. 18. The 73-year-old's second stint with the organization lasted just shy of three seasons. General manager Dave Caldwell still remains employed.
John Dorsey, Cleveland Browns: Dorsey and the organization parted ways on Dec. 31 after being unable to reach an agreement on a restructured front office. It ends a mere 24-month stint for Dorsey with the Browns, which saw him dismiss Hue Jackson and hire and fire Freddie Kitchens while the team went 13-18-1 over the past two seasons.
FIRED ASSISTANT COACHES
Chicago Bears: The Bears fired offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride and assistant special teams coach Brock Olivo on Dec. 31. The headliner of the group is Helfrich, who joined coach Matt Nagy in Chicago in 2018 as coordinator after leaving Oregon in 2016.
Detroit Lions: Matt Patricia is sticking around in Detroit for another season, but a significant portion of his staff is not. Patricia announced on Dec. 31 the Lions have parted ways with six assistant coaches: special teams coordinator John Bonamego, linebackers coach Al Golden, assistant strength and performance coach Rodney Hill, football performance coordinator Harold Nash, defensive backs coach Brian Stewart and tight ends Chris White.
Miami Dolphins: Miami is moving on from offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea and offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo after one season, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Monday. The team confirmed the moves, in addition to partings ways with safeties coach Tony Oden. O'Shea joined coach Brian Flores' staff after spending 10 seasons as wide receivers coach in New England. A veteran offensive line coach, DeGuglielmo joined Flores' staff as a team analyst but was promoted to O-line coach in July after the Dolphins dismissed Pat Flaherty. Miami's offense ranked 27th in total offense (310.0 YPG) and 25th in scoring offense (19.1 PPG) in 2019.