All the head coaching vacancies are filled and free agency is right around the corner. But before every season, there are head coaches who face the pressure of getting sacked.
Just after the 2020 season, a total of seven head coaches were fired. Over the past few years, the hot seat continues to get warmer.
Let’s look at the head coaches who are on the hot seat coming into the new season.
Mike McCarthy (Dallas Cowboys)
After not renewing Jason Garrett‘s contract for the 2020 NFL season, the Cowboys ultimately decided to hire former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. It’s quite shocking that he’s a hot seat candidate just after one season.
When you look at his resume for the first time, McCarthy seems like a good head-coaching candidate. He won Super Bowl XLV in 2011 and took the Packers to the playoffs numerous times. But, your first glance is all smoke and mirrors.
It seems as though the NFL has passed Mike McCarthy by. McCarthy’s time management and stale playcalling drew ire from fans. There were anonymous Cowboy players calling out their coach. The coach never took full responsibility and shifted blame to his players for poor execution.
The Cowboys finished with a 6-10 record, ultimately being eliminated from playoff contention in Week 17 by the New York Giants. This can be minimally attributed to Dak Prescott‘s season-ending ankle injury, but even then they didn’t look like a playoff team with him healthy. The defense played very poorly and the offense struggled with bad execution and play-calling.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not getting any younger and wants to win quite soon. In all seriousness, Mike McCarthy will get a pass in 2020 due to Dak Prescott’s horrific injury. But, if McCarthy fails to get this team to the playoffs, he will be fired.