2024 NFL Coaching Carousel

By Chris Malumphy

The 2024 Coaching Carousel has come to a full-stop with the Washington Commanders' hiring of Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Quinn had previously coached the Atlanta Falcons and had taken them to the Super Bowl following the 2016 season.

The Seattle Seahawks tabbed Baltimore Ravens' defensive coordinator Mike McDonald as their new head coach. Jim Harbaugh, who coached Michigan University to the most recent National Championship, returns to the NFL as head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. Harbaugh immediately becomes the active coach with the best career record in the league with a .695 winning percentage by virtue of his 44-19-1 record previously achieved with the San Francisco 49ers.

In contrast, new Atlanta Falcon's head coach Raheem Morris, will return to the head coaching ranks for the third time with a career record of 21-38 .356 which is only better than the Bears Matt Eberflus and the Cardinals Jonathan Gannon among all active coaches. Morris does have the consolation, however, of having beaten out perhaps the greatest coach of all time, Bill Belichick, for the position. Morris previously led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009-2011 and the Falcons on an interim basis in 2020 .

Dave Canales, who helped resurrect quarterback Baker Mayfield's career this. past season as offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneer's, has taken the top coaching spot with the Carolina Panthers and will try to get Bryce Young on track after a disappointing rookie season.

The Tennessee Titans selected Brian Callahan, previously the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, as its new head coach. The Oakland Raiders decided to stick with Antonio Pierce who went 5-4 when serving in an interim status in 2023. The New England Patriots tabbed Jerod Mayo to lead the team following the Bill Belichick era. Three of the eight vacancies available on the 2024 Coaching Carousel have now been filled. Both Pierce and Mayo are former linebackers bucking the trend in recent years in hiring offensive masterminds as head coaches. Neither the Raiders nor the Patriots have a settled QB situation. The QB situation for the Titans is less unsettled with Will Levis, and selecting Callahan for his success as an offensive coordinator, should provide Levis with additional support.

Bill Belichick, Mike Vrabel and Pete Carroll are without head coaching gigs to the surprise of many.

2024 Coaching Carousel
Jim Harbaugh441910.695Chargers2024        
Matt LaFleur562700.675Packers2019562700.6759800.529
Nick Sirianni341700.667Eagles2021341700.66711600.647
Bill Belichick30216500.647Patriots200026612100.68741300.235
Andy Reid25814410.641Chiefs20131285100.71511600.647
Sean McDermott734100.640Bills2017734100.64011600.647
Mike Tomlin17310020.633Steelers200717310020.63310700.588
Mike McCarthy16710220.620Cowboys2020422500.62712500.706
Sean Payton1609800.620Broncos20238900.4718900.471
John Harbaugh1609900.618Ravens20081609900.61813400.765
Sean McVay704500.609Rams2017704500.60910700.588
Kevin O'Connell201400.588Vikings2022201400.58871000.412
Mike McDaniel201400.588Dolphins2022201400.58811600.647
DeMeco Ryans10700.588Texans202310700.58810700.588
Pete Carroll17012010.586Seahawks20101378910.6069800.529
Kyle Shanahan645100.55749ers2017645100.55712500.706
Antonio Pierce5400.556Raiders20235400.5565400.556
Kevin Stefanski373000.552Browns2020373000.55211600.647
Mike Vrabel544500.545Titans2018544500.54561100.353
Doug Pederson605310.531Jaguars2022181600.5299800.529
Shane Steichen9800.529Colts20239800.5299800.529
Dan Quinn434200.506Commanders2024        
Brandon Staley242400.500Chargers2021242400.5005900.357
Ron Rivera10210320.498Commanders2020264010.39641300.235
Frank Reich414310.488Panthers202311000.09111000.091
Dan Campbell293310.468Lions2021242610.48012500.706
Zac Taylor374410.457Bengals2019374410.4579800.529
Brian Daboll151810.456Giants2022151810.45661100.353
Todd Bowles435800.426Buccaneers2022171700.5009800.529
Arthur Smith213000.412Falcons2021213000.41271000.412
Josh McDaniels203300.377Raiders202291600.3603500.375
Robert Saleh183300.353Jets2021183300.35371000.412
Dennis Allen244600.343Saints2022161800.4719800.529
Raheem Morris213800.356Falcons2024        
Matt Eberflus102400.294Bears2022102400.29471000.412
Jonathan Gannon41300.235Cardinals202341300.23541300.235
Chris Tabor1500.167Panthers20231500.1671500.167
Giff Smith0300.000Chargers20230300.0000300.000
Jerod Mayo0000.000Patriots2024        
Brian Callahan0000.000Titans2024        
Dave Canales0000.000Panthers2024        
Mike McDonald0000.000Seahawks2024