The NFL has already seen its first head coach casualty this season with Washington’s Jay Gruden paying the price for a sub .500-win loss record during his time in the nation’s capital. The rate of turnover at the top position in the league is well noted with eight vacancies appearing during or at the conclusion of last season.
The firing of New York Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan on Wednesday was surprising, not so much for its actual occurrence but more for its timing.
Once again the head coach merry-go round has been and gone. Whilst we are waiting on a couple of confirmed hirings (Miami Dolphins' and Cincinnati Bengals' expected hires of Brian Flores and Zac Taylor cannot be finalised until after the coaches have finished competing in the Super Bowl), we can start assessing the quality of these appointments.