Ranking The Open NFL Head Coaching Opportunities

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Ranking The Open NFL Head Coaching Opportunities

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Ranking The Open NFL Head Coaching Opportunities

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Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Getting the opportunity to become a head coach in the NFL is an hour but also comes high expectations, no matter the situation. Yet, not all situations are created equal and currently there are eight open head coaching positions avialable. Each franchise is searching for the right person to lead them and ultimately win a Super Bowl. Below is a ranking of the open coaching jobs around the NFL and how they should be viewed as we go into the offseason:

#8: New York Giants

Of all the teams with a head coach opening, the Giants have the second worst amount of projected cap space going into next season, sitting at 27th in the league. The Giants finished fourth in their division with a 4-13 record and only had a better “points for” than the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Giants “points allowed” on the season however was closer to the league average. This looks to be one of the more unattractive aspects about the Giants because they haven’t been able to find success on any of the three phases of the game. They are also missing what most consider a franchise quarterback, something the new coach would need to consider. New York does boast a large amount of draft capital this season, holding two picks in the top ten but with such a lackluster top-tier of quarterback talent coming out of college, it may not be as great as it seems. Work needs ot be done to turn the Giants around but if they can get the right person to lead the ship and finish the rebuild, they can look like an entirely different team. 

#7: Houston Texans

The Texans have the 17th most cap space in the NFL, which is currently below average. This team has a lot to figure out when it comes to their roster and quarterback situation since it is largly believed that DeShaun Watson won’t be on the roster next season. Trading him could provide Houston with some nice draft assets but until that happens, this job looks to be at the bottom of this ranking. The Texans hold the third overall pick, which is their only pick to work with until the second round as of right now. With the lack of cap space and draft capital, it feels like an poor choice compared to other positions you could start in as a head coach. 

#6: Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have the 12th most cap space in the NFL going into this offseason, which is still only fifth out of the eight teams searching for head coaches. The Bears already traded up to draft a potential franchise quarterback in Justin Fields last season and due to this, have some of the least amount of draft picks in the NFL. They don’t own their first rounder this season and only have five picks in the entire draft. Due to other openings having higher cap spaces and more draft assets, the Bears fall in this ranking even with a potential franchise wuarterback at their disposal. 

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