The NFL’s 2018 regular season is over which means we now know who will play in the postseason — and who is already on to the next year. Coaching changes are a natural part of this process of transitioning from one season into another, and a lot of them will occur around so-called Black Monday: the first day after week 17 is normally the one when most coaches are relieved off their duties.
Let’s use this tracker to stay up to date on all the latest news and rumors — and also find out what is going on with the New England Patriots’ coaching staff.
Patriots news and rumors
The Packers have requested permission to interview both Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and the team’s de-facto defensive coordinator, Brian Flores. (source) With New England on a bye next weekend, both men will have time to do interviews. However, they cannot get hired until after the Patriots’ season is over.
After firing head coach Vance Joseph, the Broncos have also asked the Patriots for their permission to interview Brian Flores for the job. (source)
The Dolphins have also requested to speak with Brian Flores for their head coaching job. (source)
The Bengals have requested an interview with Josh McDaniels. (source)
Brian Flores will reportedly meet with four teams this weekend: the Browns, the Broncos, the Packers, and the Buccaneers. (source)
McDaniels is the “clear-cut leading candidate” for the Packers and “could have a deal in place” before the divisional round. (source)
Josh McDaniels has reportedly passed on the opportunity to speak with the Bengals. (source)
Josh McDaniels interviews: Green Bay Packers
Brian Flores interviews: Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers