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If Josh McDaniels, Brian Flores decide to leave Patriots, here are teams they will be choosing from

Ryan Hannable
December 31, 2018 - 10:48 am
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It's Black Monday in the NFL and while it was known a few coaches would be let go, there were also a few surprises.

As of late Monday morning, there are officially eight head-coaching jobs available and like always, the Patriots coordinators are of high interest for these jobs. Josh McDaniels reportedly has been requested to interview by the Packers, while Brian Flores has been requested by the Packers, Browns and Broncos.

Here is a complete list of all the teams to have head-coaching openings (most according to media reports).

Packers: Mike McCarthy was let go a few weeks ago and with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback this is likely one of the most desirable jobs out there right now. There are some questions regarding involvement of ownership, but not every job is going to be perfect.

Browns: Hue Jackson was fired during the season and while Gregg Williams did a good job filling in, the Browns will be searching for their next head coach. It appears Baker Mayfield is primed to be the quarterback of the future and the team also has a ton of young talent to build around besides the quarterback.

Jets: It was not a surprise to see Todd Bowles get fired Sunday night. The Jets have a good young quarterback in Sam Darnold, but have questions in other areas. It also is a tough job to take given the demands of the New York media and pressure to turn things around quickly.

Buccaneers: Tampa Bay let Dirk Koetter go after three seasons and the new coach likely will have Jameis Winston as its quarterback. This isn't a bad job by any means, likely in the middle of the pack of the eight openings.

Cardinals: Steve Wilks was fired after just one season in Arizona and this may be the least desirable job available right now.

Broncos: In somewhat of a surprise, Vance Joseph was let go by John Elway after two seasons. The next coach will work closely with Elway to rebuild the Broncos roster, which as a lot of holes to fill.

Dolphins: This may have been the surprise of the day as Adam Gase was fired by Miami. Gase had been head coach of the Dolphins since 2016 and this appears to be a very good job with a decent roster that is ready to win now as long as the QB situation is straightened out.

Bengals: After 16 seasons, Marvin Lewis is out in Cincinnati. Like the Bucs, this isn't the best job, but it isn't the worst. Ownership is very patient, which is likely a big plus for whoever accepts the job.

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