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Mike Garafolo: Multiple First-Year Coaches Will Be Fired This Offseason

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 27: Head coach Adam Gase of the New York Jets  talks on his headset during the third quarter of a football game at TIAA Bank Field on October 27, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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It hasn't been a great season for first-year head coaches in the NFL. Aside from the Green Bay Packers and Matt LaFleur, the new crop of head coaches in 2019 have ranged from mediocre to disastrous, as the other seven have combined for a record of 10-42-1.

No season in NFL history since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970 (at least) has seen multiple head coaches fired after their first year in charge, but NFL insider Mike Garafolo believes that the 2020 offseason will change that, as he discussed on the NFL Network last night.

Garofolo lists Browns' head coach Freddie Kitchens and the New York Jets' Adam Gase by name, though he also said he wasn't going to say which first-year coahces were on the hottest of hot seats.

Kitchens' team has gotten off to a disappointing 2-5 start, after many predicted the Browns would win the AFC North. Meanwhile, the Jets (1-6) have had a downright embarrassing season under Adam Gase, with the coach coming under fire for installing an anemic offense and mishandling quarterback Sam Darnold.

Kliff Kingsbury of the Cardinals (3-5-1), Zac Taylor of the Bengals (0-8), Vic Fangio of the Broncos (2-6), Bruce Arians of the Bucs (2-5) and Brian Flores of the Dolphins (0-7)