NFL Head Coaches Fired And Hired After The 2018-19 Season: Photos

The 2019 NFL coaching carousel is in full swing after Black Monday unleashed a slew of head-coach firings after the 2018 season.

Six head coaches got the axe. From Arizona Cardinals firing Steve Wilks after one season to the parting of ways between Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati Bengals after sixteen, this year’s NFL Black Monday (a.k.a. the infamous first Monday right after the last Sunday of every regular season when the league rolls out their annual spree of coach firings) was gloomier than ever before.

Other NFL teams to fire head coaches after the 2018 regular season include Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In addition, both Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns fired their head coaches before the regular season’s end, leaving a combined total of eight vacancies on the coaching roster for 2019.

In usual style, the NFL didn’t waste any time moving forward as new coach hirings are already close to completion. Six out of the eight teams with head coach openings have already fill the coveted position. This news comes less than two weeks since the latest NFL Black Monday firings on Dec. 31, 2018.

Still left to hire new coaches are the Bengals and Dolphins, so be sure to check back for updates as new information unfolds.

Track all new head coach fires and hires with the 2019 NFL coaching carousel below.


NFL Head Coaches Fired And Hired 2018-19


Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North)

Parted Ways: Marvin Lewis


Marvin Lewis mutually parted ways with the Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 31, 2018, after 16 seasons as their head coach.

2018 Record: 6-10

Overall Record: 131-122-3

Playoff Game Postseason Record: 0-7

Coaching History: Defensive Coordinator of the Washington Redskins (2002), Baltimore Ravens (1996-2001), see more.


Hired: TBD


Cleveland Browns (AFC North)

Fired: Hue Jackson


Hue Jackson first came to the Browns in 2016 and lasted 3 seasons (2016-2018) before getting the axe hours after losing the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers (18-33) on Oct. 29, 2018, Week 8 of the NFL regular season.

2018 Record: 2-5-1

Overall Record: 3-36-1

Playoff Game Postseason Record: 0

Coaching History: Offensive Coordinator of Cincinnati Bengals (2014-2015), Running Backs of Cincinnati Bengals (2013), Secondary Cincinnati Bengals (2012), Head Coach of Oakland Raiders (2011), see more.

Fast Fact #1: Hue Jackson was the first head coach to be fired of the NFL 2018-19 regular season.

Fast Fact #2: In 2017, Jackson was both the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator of the Browns.


Hired: Freddie Kitchens



Denver Broncos (AFC West)

Fired: Vance Joseph


Vance Joseph was with the Denver Broncos for 2 seasons before getting the boot in 2018.

2018 Record: 6-10

Overall Record: 11-21

Playoff Game Postseason Record: 0

Coaching History: Defensive Coordinator of Miami Dolphins (2016), Defensive Backs for Cincinnati Bengals (2014-2015), Houston Texas (2011-2013), San Francisco 49ers (2006-2010), see more.


Hired: Vic Fangio



Green Bay Packers (NFC North)

Fired: Mike McCarthy


After 13 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy was fired after Week 13 of the NFL 2018-19 regular season.

2018 Record: 4-7-1

Overall Record: 125-77-2

Playoff Game Appearances: 9; Overall Postseason Record: 10-8

Super Bowl Wins: 1 in 2010

Coaching History: Offensive Coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers (2005), New Orleans Saints (2000-2004), see more.


Hired: Matt LaFleur


Coaching History: Offensive Coordinator for Tennessee Titans (2018), Los Angeles Rams (2017), Quarterbacks for Atlanta Falcons (2015-2016), Notre Dame (2014; College FBS), Washington Redskins (2010-2013), see more.


Miami Dolphins (AFC East)

Fired: Adam Gase


Adam Gase was with the Miami Dolphins for 3 seasons.

2018 Record: 7-9

Overall Record: 23-25

Playoff Game Appearances: 1; Overall Postseason Record: 0-1

Coaching History: Offensive Coordinator for the Chicago Bears (2015), Denver Broncos (2013-2014), Quarterbacks for the Denver Broncos (2011-2012), Wide Receivers for the Denver Broncos (2009-2010), see more.

Fast Fact: In the 2016-17 NFL postseason, Gase led the Dolphins to the AFC Wild-Card Game against the Steelers, where they lost (12 – 30).


Hired: TBD


New York Jets (AFC East)

Fired: Todd Bowles


Todd Bowles was brought on as head coach of the New York Jets in 2015 and was fired after 4 seasons on Dec. 31, 2018.

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2018 Record: 4-12

Overall Record: 24-40

Playoff Game Postseason Record: 0

Coaching History: Defensive Coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals (2013-2014), Secondary/Interim Defense Coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles (2012), Asst. Head Coach/Secondary for the Miami Dolphins (2008-2011), see more.


Hired: Adam Gase


Adam Gase was hired as new Head Coach for the New York Jets less than a month after being fired by the Miami Dolphins in the 2018-19 NFL season.

Fast Fact: Adam Gase is the first coach hired by the Jets, in 22 years, to have previous head coaching experience since Bill Parcells in 1997, according to the NFL.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC South)

Fired: Dirk Koetter


Dirk Koetter served as head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 3 seasons before getting fired on December 31, 2018.

2018 Record: 5-11

Overall Record: 19-29

Playoff Game Postseason Record: 0

Coaching History: Offensive Coordinator of Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2015), Atlanta Falcons (2012-2014), Jacksonville Jaguars (2007-2011), see more.


Hired: Bruce Arians


Coaching History: Head Coach of the Arizona Cardinals (2013-2017), Offensive Coordinator/Interim Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts (2012), Offensive Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2007-2011), see more.


Arizona Cardinals (NFC West)

Fired: Steve Wilks


Steve Wilks was only with the Cardinals for one season before getting the axe on December 31, 2018.

2018 Record: 3-13

Overall Record: 3-13

Playoff Game Postseason Record: 0

Coaching History: Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator of Carolina Panthers (2015-2017), Defensive Backs for Carolina Panthers (2012-2014), San Diego Chargers (2009-2011), Chicago Bears (2006-2008), see more.


Hired: Kliff Kingsbury



Information sourced from the NFL and Pro-Football Reference.

Lead images: Wilkes by Mike Buscher/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock; Gase by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images; McCarthy by John Fisher/CSM/REX/Shutterstock; Kitchens by Jason Miller/Getty Images; Lewis by REX/Shutterstock.

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