The firing-and-hiring season for NFL head coaches gets under way in earnest very soon, perhaps as early as Sunday night once the season ends for several disappointing teams.
One NFL coach has already been fired this season — Ben McAdoo by the New York Giants. Plenty more activity is expected by early next week, with some within the sport saying they expect there to be eight to 10 head coaching vacancies league-wide. There could be even more, of course, if there is a surprise move or two.
Here is a look at the coaches most likely to be making exits, as well as the top candidates to fill some of the upcoming vacancies.
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