NFL Coaches Fired In 2022

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Vote up the NFL coaches who deserved to be fired most.

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.


  • 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
  • Brian Flores
    Photo: Miami Dolphins

    FIRED January 10, 2022

    Record: 24–25 over three seasons

    Brian Flores (born February 24, 1981) is an American football coach who is formerly the head coach of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was previously the linebackers coach and sometimes defensive play caller for the New England Patriots. Prior to being hired as the Dolphins head coach, he served in multiple roles with the Patriots since their 2004 Super Bowl-winning season. During his tenure with the Patriots, Flores won four Super Bowls, fourteen AFC East titles, and seven AFC Championships. He is also the second former Bill Belichick assistant to be named Dolphins head coach, the first being Nick Saban.
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    • Teams Managed: Miami Dolphins
  • 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
  • Vic Fangio
    Photo: Denver Broncos / Instagram

    FIRED January 9, 2022

    Record: 19–30 over three seasons

    Victor John Fangio (born August 22, 1958) is an American football coach who is formerly the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). A 40-year coaching veteran with 32 seasons of NFL experience, Fangio has been a defensive coordinator for 20 of the last 24 seasons at the NFL or college level. He most recently served as the Chicago Bears' defensive coordinator for the last four years (2015–18) after leading the defenses for the San Francisco 49ers (2011–14), Stanford University (2010), Houston Texans (2002–05), Indianapolis Colts (1999–2001) and Carolina Panthers (1995–98). Fangio’s defenses have consistently been among the most productive in the NFL in a ...more
    • Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    • Teams Managed: Denver Broncos