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The head coach and general manager hiring cycle is in full swing ahead of Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship games. The New York Giants kicked off the festivities by hiring former Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen to serve as their GM, and the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings followed suit earlier this week, with the Bears filling their GM spot with Ryan Poles (former Chiefs executive director of player personnel) and the Vikings filling theirs with Kwesi Adofo-Mensah (former Cleveland Browns VP of football operations). Only the Las Vegas Raiders have that position open after parting ways with Mike Mayock.
As for head coaches, the Denver Broncos and Bears were the first teams to strike, with the Broncos hiring former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and the Bears locking in on former Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. That leaves the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, Raiders, Vikings and Giants as the teams left searching for head coaches.
It’s time to spin the coaching and front office carousel. Below, we will track all of the head coaching candidates, general manager candidates and where they have been requested to interview.
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