Top 15 NFL Coordinators That Could Be Head Coaches in 2016

Every year, you can expect a bunch of coaches to be fired after the last week of the regular season on the day that has been called Black Monday in the league. Seemingly before that day even comes, there are plenty of jobs in the NFL that are surrounded by rumors of new coaches coming in.

Some of the rumored names to become part of the NFL’s coaching fraternity each year come from the college ranks, but most of them come in the form of coordinators that are already in the league. Many of the head coaches you see in the NFL now were at one point offensive, defensive or even special teams coordinators within the league that caught the eye of front offices.

With jobs certain to open up for the 2016 season, there are plenty of current coordinators that are surely going to be brought in for interviews for the head coaching positions. Here are 15 current coordinators that you could be seeing at the helm of an NFL sideline when next season rolls around.

15 Josh McDaniels

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14 Greg Roman

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13 Tom Clements

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12 Kris Richard

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11 Vic Fangio

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10 Harold Goodwin

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9 Ben McAdoo

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8 Frank Reich

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7 Darrell Bevell

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6 Matt Patricia

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5 Hue Jackson

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4 Teryl Austin

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3 Adam Gase

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2 Sean McDermott

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1 Kyle Shanahan

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Kyle Shanahan practically grew up with the NFL as his father, Mike Shanahan, was a longtime NFL head coach with Denver and Washington. Kyle coached alongside his father in Washington as the offensive coordinator from 2010 to 2013, and was with the Texans for four seasons before that. Since leaving Washington, Shanahan has been the offensive coordinator for Cleveland and now Atlanta. Shanahan has been able to turn running backs you’ve never heard of into stars (just like his father), and finds new ways to develop offenses. There’s no doubt that he will eventually land a head coaching job, but it’s just a question of whether or not he is ready since he would be the youngest head coach at only 35 years old. It’s not if, it’s just when.

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