Death, taxes, and coaching changes in the NFL (and the 2022 season is no different). Each year several coaches lose their job. Even after a strange season, there has been a lot of movement this season. We take a look at them, and the potential impact on your fantasy team.
Here we are only going to look at changes in HC (and OC where it has happened with a HC).
2022 Chicago Bears Coaching Changes
IND DC (2018-2021)
GB QB Coach (2019-2021)
The Bears previously had an offensive minded HC, so of course they reverse to getting a defensive minded HC. The issue is that the Bears defense has pieces, but it’s not a great unit.
Typically with this type of appointment, you’d see the OC be experienced, but that’s not the case here. Instead, the team have brought in Luke Getsy, who has never called plays in the league, to try and get the best out of Justin Fields.
2022 Denver Broncos Coaching Changes
GB OC (2019-2021)
GB TE Coach (2019-2021)
The Broncos have decided to move on from Vic Fangio, as well as try and plug their QB gap with Russell Wilson. Nathaniel Hackett has had success in Green Bay, and will look to repeat that with the pieces he has in Denver.
Doubling down on Green Bay staff, the team have brought in their TE coach too. Whether Outten will be able to be a success in Denver remains, but at least they have the on-field talent to be a success.
2022 Houston Texans Coaching Changes
HOU DC (2021)
HOU QB Coach (2020)
Moving the deckchairs on the Titanic won’t do much, but here we are. The Texans roster is one of the worst in the league, but a change in coaching could help!?
2022 Jacksonville Jaguars Coaching Changes
PHI HC (2016-2020)
IND Sr. Offense Assistant (2021)
If there was a team that just wanted to press a ‘skip season’ button it would be the Jaguars. The appointment of Urban Meyer just fell apart. However, with Pederson at the helm, that should bring some stability to the team and Trevor Lawrence especially.
2022 Las Vegas Raiders Coaching Changes
NE OC (2012-2021)
NE WR Coach (2021)
The Raiders offense was a solid unit last season. Sure, it didn’t make headlines but it just went about it’s business. With the addition of Davante Adams gives the team some strong receiver talent which they were missing last season.
McDaniels has been an OC in New England for YEARS with success. The is absolutely no question he is a strong OC- but can he be an HC? Last time out in Denver it didn’t go well, but he has the pieces to succeed at least.
2022 Miami Dolphins Coaching Changes
SF OC (2021)
LAC OLine Coach (2021)
This combination of coaches looks on the face of it to be a great fit. McDaniel has plenty of interesting offensive pieces that he can use, especially with the addition of Tyreek Hill.
One of the biggest issues that the team had on offense last season was their offensive line, which should improve with the coaching of Frank Smith. Miami’s offense isn’t on fire yet, but maybe consider it smouldering.
2022 Minnesota Vikings Coaching Changes
LAR OC (2020-2021)
LAC OLine Coach (2021)
The Vikings decided to try and bring some of the sparkle of the Rams offense into the NFC North. The rough pieces are there to be successful on offense, with a top tier talent at both the RB and WR position. IF the team can get Kirk Cousins working, this team could be a challenger for the division. Especially while they have Adam Thielen on the roster.
2022 New Orleans Saints Coaching Changes
NO DC (2015-2021)
Sean Payton may have moved on, but this team is still going to be operating in a similar way. The new head coach has been in town since 2015 and the OC has been there for over a decade. Business as usual.
2022 New York Giants Coaching Changes
BUF OC (2018-2021)
KC QB Coach (2018-2021)
The Giants needed a reboot. The front office and the coaching staff. The issue will be if this current structure will be given the time they need. Let’s be totally honest, this team is lost. The cap is much higher than you would expect given the talent, and there are question marks over Daniel Jones at QB.
The positive is that the team have attempted to add some talent to protect Jones, with Evan Neal in the draft and Mark Glowinski in free agency.
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