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5 NFL coaches who will be fired in 2018

The NFL season is hurtling quickly towards December, and for many coaches, that means sleepless nights.

For some, it’s because their team is in the thick of the playoff chase. For others, it’s because they might need to grab a change of address form. In the latter vein, there are five men who should be worried more than the rest.

5. Mike McCarthy

The Green Bay Packers have to move on from McCarthy, baring some sort of unprecedented turnaround. Green Bay is 4-5-1 and barely hanging on to playoff dreams despite having Aaron Rodgers at the helm. McCarthy, who is in his 13th season with the Packers, has won a Super Bowl, but considering the advantage he has with Rodgers, it’s nothing short of miraculous that he doesn’t at least have a few more Super Bowl appearances. In short, the offense is stale, his relationship with Rodgers is sour and his time should be up.

4. John Harbaugh

Harbaugh is only on the list because the Ravens have publicly talked about moving on from him since the end of last season. If a team is willing to go to the press with those sorts of things, it’s nothing more than borrowed time for Harbaugh at this point, who currently has the Baltimore Ravens at 5-5 and tied for the final wild card spot in the AFC. If Baltimore misses the postseason again, it would be the fifth time in six years.


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3. Dirk Koetter

Koetter has no chance of surviving the season. The Buccaneers have been miserable since starting 2-0, sitting at 3-7 going into Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Tampa Bay needs to find another coach who can either reach Jameis Winston — good luck with that — or who is willing to cut bait and completely reshape the roster.

2. Vance Joseph

The Broncos are somewhat better than their 4-6 mark indicates. Denver has played the Los Angeles Rams tough and nearly beat the Kansas City Chiefs in both matchups. However, the Broncos are still a sub-.500 team that when you watch the film, is poorly coached. Denver general manager John Elway isn’t helping matters with poor drafting over the years (this recent class might be his best), but Joseph has enough talent to compete for a playoff spot, and he’s failed to do that.


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1. Todd Bowles

This is really simple. Bowles has been in charge for four seasons and the Jets have not only missed the playoffs each time, but gotten worse over that stretch. New York is 3-7 with a brutal rest of the season ahead, including a pair of games with the. Patriots. It’s tough to envision any scenario where Bowles keeps his job.

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