There could be more coaching turnover in the AFC East after the conclusion of the 2018 regular season, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
The New York Jets are “planning to fire” head coach Todd Bowles “after Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots,” according to Rapoport. Former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and former Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell are two front-runners as his replacement.
Rapoport also reports “there is a legitimate possibility that [Miami Dolphins head] coach Adam Gase ends up out of work.” Rapoport adds that Gase’ “status is up in the air and he is not safe,” with Cleveland as a possible landing spot.
The Buffalo Bills just signed Sean McDermott to be their head coach prior to the 2017 regular season, so they’re not looking to make a coaching change- although that could change in 2019 if the Bills continue their downward trend.
The Patriots have been the only team in the AFC East with consistency at the head coaching position since they hired Bill Belichick in 2000.
The Jets have had five different head coaches (both full time and interim) and will be on to their sixth after Bowles is fired. They are Al Groh, Herman Edwards, Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan, and Todd Bowles.
The Dolphins have had nine different head coaches in Dave Wannstedt, Jim Bates, Nick Saban, Cam Cameron, Tony Sparano, Todd Bowles, Joe Philbin, Dan Campbell, and Adam Gase.
The Bills have had ten different head coaches in Wade Phillips, Gregg Williams, Mike Mularkey, Dick Jauron, Perry Fewell, Chan Gailey, Doug Marrone, Rex Ryan, Anthony Lynn, and Sean McDermott.
It looks like both the Jets and Dolphins will be adding another name to their lists after this season ends.