5 NFL head coaches coaching for their jobs this season

5 NFL head coaches coaching for their jobs this season

Frank Reich, Indianapolis Colts. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

It is never too early for hot seat watch season in the NFL.

Despite there being 10 head-coaching changes throughout the league, there will be more than a few out of a job by next season’s end. That is just how things work in the business of professional football. Though there are other coaches who might be starting to feel the pressure to some extent, these five are our best bets to be looking for work if it hits the fan for them this season.

With all the Urban Meyers and Matt Nagys out of the way, who all are on NFL hot seat watch?

NFL hot seat watch: 5 head coaches coaching for their jobs this upcoming season

FRANK REICH
Head Coach Indianapolis Colts

Frank Reich needs his Indianapolis Colts playoff-bound as the AFC South winner

The Indianapolis Colts are a well-run organization, but owner Jim Irsay is running out of patience. They may have had major quarterbacking instability since the final years of the Andrew Luck era, but maybe, just maybe, the Colts have a guy who is solid and can start under center for them for more than one year consecutively in Matt Ryan. He gives Frank Reich some leeway, but not a ton.

By trading for Ryan with the Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis should be a playoff team in the deep AFC, and probably win the AFC South with the Tennessee Titans expected to pull back. Though the Ryan deal takes pressure off Reich considerably, the Colts are too talented to not win the AFC South for the first time since 2014 this season. Otherwise, they need to get a head coach who can.

It should be seen as playoffs or bust for Reich to get yet another year leading the Colts franchise.