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2016 NFL Coaching Carousel: Chip Kelly to 49ers, Hue Jackson to Browns And More

Here's all the coaching moves thus far...and who has moves to make.

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New Hires

Chip Kelly to become San Francisco 49ers Head Coach

Whatever you think of this, we should all be able to agree it's an upgrade of Jim "Milkshake" Tomsula. Either way, he's ready to dive into the warm waters out in San Fran...

Hue Jackson to become Cleveland Browns Head Coach

It's been a heck of a quick turnover for Cleveland. GM Ray Farmer is out. Former Head Coach Mike Pettine is out. In are Sashi Brown (well, promoted up), baseball analytics whiz Paul DePodesta (that's Jonah Hill in Moneyball), and Jackson who is coming out of a Bengals Offensive Coordinator gig.

Now for the question of Johnny Football...

Ben McAdoo to become New York Giants Head Coach

With Tom Coughlin out in New York, the G-Mne bumped up their offensive coordinator. He'll reportedly keep former Rams Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo in his current defensive coordinator slot and bring in former Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin as OC.

Adam Gase to become Miami Dolphins Head Coach

The Bears' former offensive mind is headed to Miami to take over. He's taking the Bengals' cornerbacks coach to run his defense. Dan Campbell, who took over in the interim after Philbin was canned, is headed to the Saints' staff.

Open HC Jobs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs pushed out Lovie Smith after just two seasons. Sounds like their offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter, could take the reins.

Philadelphia Eagles

With Kelly out, they wanted for Giants man Tom Coughlin. Not happening...for reasons. So now, it sounds as if Doug Pedersen, the Chiefs' OC, could take over for 2016.

Tennessee Titans

Ken Whisenhunt barely made it to November before getting the axe. Interim HC Mike Mularkey? Sounds like keeping him isn't a bunch of mularkey...

In the Air

Detroit Lions HC Jim Caldwell

New GM Bob Quinn isn't sure whether or not Caldwell will be back to coach the Lions in 2016. That's not the best vote of confidence I've ever heard.

Not in the Air

Rams HC Jeff "Teflon" Fisher

Yes, Jeff Fisher's four losing seasons for a combined 27-36-1 (.430) record is enough to keep him around. In fact, here's how put it in their coaching tracker:

By any measure, Fisher should be on the hot seat. He hasn't delivered a winning record in four seasons with the Rams. It's an offense-first league, and the Rams' offense gets worse by the year. Fisher has six winning seasons in 21 years as an NFL head coach, but Rapoport reported before the season ended that both Fisher and general manager Les Snead are expected back. They both have strong organizational support from owner Stan Kroenke. The strong finish to this season, with three wins in four games to get 7-9, also helps. Fisher also has strong ties with reporters, which tends to keep the criticism of his team to a minimum. There isn't a fan outcry to get rid of him and the looming potential move to Los Angeles complicates things.

"They both have strong organizational support from owner Stan Kroenke."


"Fisher also has strong ties with reporters, which tends to keep the criticism of his team to a minimum."