2022 NFL Coaches News and Rumors Edition

Coaching Betting News and 2022 NFL Rumors Edition

Written by on October 24, 2022

In the NFL, there is truly no such thing as job security because teams are free to cut and fire players and coaches whenever they see fit. We are almost halfway through the 2022 NFL season, and, yet we’ve already had our first head coach fired in Matt Rhule. Football is a business that is all about what you have recently done for me; thus in coaching, a successful season only buys you so much time. With the pressure of winning mounting, there are already a few coaches who must be feeling the heat from the fan base and the front office. That being said, let’s take a look at a few teams whose coaches might be on the hot seat.

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Kliff Kingsbury — Arizona Cardinals

What were the Cardinals thinking when they extended Kliff Kingsbury through 2027 last offseason? Despite leading the Cardinals to a 10-6 record and an NFC Wild Card berth, the Cardinals lost four of their final five games to end the season and were humiliated by the Rams in the playoffs; now, Arizona is tied for last place in the NFC West with three wins over teams with a combined record of 6-14. 

The Cardinals’ offensive performance in the first quarter and first half of the season has been one of the poorest in the league. Kingsbury and Kyler Murray have been engaged in yelling matches on the field as a result of these offensive problems, and things will only get tougher as they face two first-place teams in their next two contests. 

It is still early, but the Cardinals may not make the playoffs. If the Cardinals had lost their week Seven matchup against the Saints, Kingsbury might have been fired on the spot. The pressure is starting to mount in the Valley, and if the Cardinals continue their slow start, Kingsbury could be the next to go.

Ron Rivera — Washington Commanders

Washington Commander fans are becoming more and more impatient, and Ron Rivera’s seat may arguably be the hottest so far in the 2022 season. In addition to the poor 3-4 record, reports have surfaced that Rivera has lost the locker room after throwing Carson Wentz’ quarterback play under the bus, 

Regardless of his intentions surrounding his comments, a veteran head coach who is in last place in the division after being in year three of the rebuild in Washington is not the recipe for success. Rivera has three winning seasons in his twelve years as a coach, but he hasn’t had a winning record in five seasons. Despite a win over the Green Bay Packers last week, the bottom line is the results have been lackluster for the talent this team possesses. If the poor results continue, expect Rivera’s coaching tenure to be done by season’s end. 

Nathaniel Hackett — Denver Broncos

One strike, you’re out? Quick firings are nothing new in Denver as Vance Joseph and Josh McDaniels were each out after their second year in the Mile High City. After leading Denver to a Super Bowl, John Fox was even fired the next year. The difference is the expectations are sky-high for Denver, and given that the money they have spent, the Broncos cannot afford to be patient.

With an elite defense, the Broncos front office mortgaged their future on Russell Wilson and hired an offensive-minded head coach in Nathaniel Hackett to bring a Super Bowl to Denver. With questionable play calling, terrible game management, and a 2-5 record to show for it, Nathaniel Hacket could very well be one-and-done. 

 
 

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