NFL Coaches Fired In 2022

Which NFL coaches were fired in 2022? This list of NFL coaches fired in 2022 shows that managing a professional sports team is never easy. NFL coaches face many challenges week in, week out, whether its' injuries, bad beats, and supernatural performances from opposing teams. However, at a point, the buck must stop somewhere, and that somewhere is the head coach. Not every NFL coach is an All-Timer, and some of the coaches on this list might actually be among the worst NFL coaches of all time. But, who are the best NFL head coaches fired this year? Which NFL coach got the axe too soon? Who deserves another spin around the NFL coaching carousel? 

Many would consider Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer to be the best NFL coach fired in 2022, having won two NFC North division titles in the past few years. Then there's Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy who, despite his winning record, never found himself outside of controversy. Other NFL coaches fired in 2022 include Brian Flores who helmed the Miami Dolphins to a seven game win streak to secure a winning record for the Fins this past season.

Vote up the NFL coaches who deserve another shot on the sidelines, or the NFL coaches you'd love to see your team hire.


  • Nathaniel Hackett
    Photo: Denver Broncos / Instagram

    Nathaniel Hackett

    FIRED December 26, 2022

    Record: 4-11 over one season

    Nathaniel Hackett (born December 19, 1979) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as an offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers from 2019 to 2021, the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2016 to 2018, the Buffalo Bills from 2013 to 2014, and the Syracuse Orange in college football.
    • Birthplace: Fullerton, California
    • Teams Managed: Denver Broncos
  • Frank Reich
    Photo: Tennessee Titans / YouTube / CC-BY 3.0

    FIRED November 7, 2022

    Record: 40–33-1 over five seasons

    Frank Michael Reich Jr. (born December 4, 1961) is a former American football coach and former quarterback who was most recently the head coach for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played in the NFL for 14 seasons, primarily with the Buffalo Bills, who selected him in the third round of the 1985 NFL Draft. Reich spent most of his career backing up Jim Kelly, although he achieved recognition when he led the Bills to the NFL's largest comeback during the 1992–93 NFL playoffs. After retiring as a player, Reich began an NFL coaching career. Holding assistant positions from 2008 to 2017, he was the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles when ...more
    • Birthplace: Freeport, New York
    • Teams Managed: Indianapolis Colts
  • Matt Rhule
    Photo: user uploaded image

    FIRED October 10, 2022

    Record: 11–27 over three seasons

    Matthew Kenneth Rhule (born January 31, 1975) is an American football coach and former player who was most recently the head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL) from 2020 to 2022. He was previously the head coach at Baylor University and Temple University.
    • Birthplace: State College, Pennsylvania
    • Teams Managed: Carolina Panthers
  • David Culley
    Photo: Houston Texans / Instagram

    David Culley

    FIRED January 13, 2022

    Record: 4–13 over one season

    David Culley (born September 17, 1955) is an American football coach who is the former head coach of the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the assistant head coach, wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens from 2019 to 2020.
    • Birthplace: Sparta, Tennessee
    • Teams Managed: Houston Texans
  • Joe Judge
    Photo: NY Giants / Instagram

    FIRED January 11, 2022

    Record: 10–23 over two seasons

    Joseph F. Judge (born December 31, 1981) is an American football coach who is the former head coach of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He previously spent eight seasons as an assistant coach for the New England Patriots. The Patriots won three Super Bowls during Judge's tenure.
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Teams Managed: New York Giants
  • Matt Nagy
    Photo: Chicago Bears / Instagram

    FIRED January 10, 2022

    Record: 34–31 over four seasons


    Matthew Nagy ( NEH-ghee or NAG-ee); born April 24, 1978) is an American football coach and former arena football quarterback. He formerly served as the head coach for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). As a quarterback, he played college football for the University of Delaware from 1997 to 2000, where he set various school passing records. After failing to receive an NFL contract, he joined the Arena Football League (AFL), where he spent six seasons playing for the New York Dragons, Carolina Cobras, Georgia Force, and Columbus Destroyers.
    • Birthplace: Piscataway, New Jersey
    • Teams Managed: Chicago Bears