NFL Fired Coaches: Who Won't Return To Their Teams In 2013?

Lovie Smith has been let go after nine seasons with Chicago.
Lovie Smith has been let go after nine seasons with Chicago. Reuters

The end of the 2012 regular season not only means the start of the NFL playoffs, but several firings on “Black Monday.”

Not even 24 hours after the end of Week 17, multiple head coaches have lost their jobs. Eight coaches were fired on Monday afternoon, including some that finished the year with winning records and led their teams to the Super Bowl in recent seasons.

A few general managers were also fired, along with their coaches. The San Diego Chargers A.J. Smith, Arizona Cardinals Rod Graves and Cleveland Browns Tom Heckert are all without jobs. The New York Jets announced the firing of Mike Tannenbaum, but decided to keep head coach Rex Ryan.

With so many new jobs opening up, former Super Bowl winners like Jon Gruden, Brian Billick and Bill Cowher will certainly be in the news as possible replacements. As the week progresses, even more head coaches may get the axe.

Below is the list of head coaches that have already been fired, including their resumes with their now former teams.

Arizona Cardinals: Ken Whisenhunt

·         Six seasons

·         45-51

·         Two playoff appearances

·         Lost 2008 Super Bowl

Buffalo Bills: Chan Gailey

·         Three seasons

·         16-32

·         No playoff appearances

Chicago Bears: Lovie Smith

·         Nine seasons

·         81-63

·         Three playoff appearances

·         Lost 2006 Super Bowl

Cleveland Browns: Pat Shurmur

·         Two seasons

·         9-23

·         No playoff appearances

Kansas City Chiefs: Romeo Crennel

·         One and a half seasons

·         4-15

·         No playoff appearances

Philadelphia Eagles: Andy Reid

·         14 seasons

·         130-93-1

·         Nine playoff appearances

·         Lost 2004 Super Bowl

San Diego Charger: Norv Turner

·         Six seasons

·         55-40

·         Three playoff appearances

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