Matching NFL Head Coaches to Vacancies

Dylan Deckard
Published in
5 min readJan 11, 2024


Joe Burrow, Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, and Christian McCaffrey

The 2023–24 NFL Season is over and we currently have 6 NFL head coaching opportunities. There are some candidates that are very highly coveted like Ben Johnson (OC — Detroit Lions) and Mike Vrabel (Former Tennessee Titans Head Coach).

Las Vegas Raiders: Antonio Pierce

Raiders Logo & Antonio Pierce

Former Head Coach:

  • Josh McDaniels

Antonio Pierce’s Former Position:

  • Interim Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders

I am going to start with the easiest one. The Raiders are constantly firing their head coaches and then everyone is loving their interim head coach. They should not make the same mistake they made with Rich Bisaccia. Antonio Pierce has gained a lot of support from the players including Davante Adams and Maxx Crosby and that alone should get him at least another year.

Seattle Seahawks: Dan Quinn

Seahawks Logo & Dan Quinn

Former Head Coach: