NFL head coach, GM interview tracker: Bill Belichick, Jim Harbaugh hot commodities; Raiders, Titans land HCs



With the NFL regular season behind us, it is time for teams to begin preparing for next season. Several teams have already made the decision to change key positions within the organization, whether that be a general manager, head coach or coordinator. 

Rather than scouring the scatter shot reports across social media, CBSSports.com has compiled all of those reports of interest in one place. Below, we will track all of the coordinator, head coach and general manager candidates and where they have been requested to interview.

Head coaches

The Las Vegas Raiders are sticking with their interim head coach and hiring Antonio Pierce, according to CBS Sports NFL Lead Insider Jonathan Jones. Pierce replaced Josh McDaniels and went 5-4 down the stretch in Las Vegas.

In what was rumored to be happening for days, really weeks, Bill Belichick and the Patriots parted ways last Thursday. The next morning, the Patriots executed their succession plan by hiring linebackers coach Jerod Mayo to replace Belichick.

The Titans have their new leading man after firing Mike Vrabel after six seasons in Tennessee. According to NFL Media, Tennessee is planning to hire Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan as its new head coach. Callahan, who’s been in Cincinnati since 2019, will look to turn the Titans around with 2023 second-round QB Will Levis.


The Falcons parted ways with Arthur Smith after three losing seasons. The season-ending defeat to New Orleans capped Atlanta’s third consecutive 7-10 season under Smith, who was hired away from the Tennessee Titans prior to the 2021 campaign. Here are the candidates the Falcons have requested to interview: 

  • Bill Belichick, former Patriots HC (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones) — second interview
  • Jim Harbaugh, Michigan HC (NFL Media) — second interview
  • Mike Vrabel, former Titans HC (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones)
  • Ejiro Evero, Panthers DC (Team) — completed
  • Steve Wilks, 49ers DC (Team) — completed
  • Anthony Weaver, Ravens DL coach (Team) — completed
  • Mike Macdonald, Ravens DC (Team) — completed 
  • Aaron Glenn, Lions DC (Team) — completed
  • Brian Johnson, Eagles OC (Team) — completed
  • Raheem Morris, Rams DC (Team) — completed
  • Joe Brady, Bills OC (Team) — completed
  • Bobby Slowik, Texans OC (Team) — completed
  • Ben Johnson, Lions OC (Team) — completed
  • Brian Callahan, Bengals OC (Team) — completed 
  • Antonio Pierce, Raiders interim HC (NFL Network)

After replacing Matt Rhule as the head coach in Carolina, Frank Reich lasted less than one full season with the Panthers. Owner David Tepper pulled the plug on the union after the team opened the season with a 1-10 record. Special teams coach Chris Tabor was promoted to the interim. Here are the candidates the Panthers have requested to interview:

  • Ben Johnson, Lions OC (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones)
  • Todd Monken, Ravens OC (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones)
  • Dave Canales, Buccaneers OC (NFL Media)
  • Bobby Slowik, Texans OC (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones)  
  • Mike Macdonald, Ravens DC (The Athletic)
  • Frank Smith, Dolphins OC (The Athletic)
  • Brian Johnson, Eagles OC (ESPN)
  • Dan Quinn, Cowboys DC (Team) — completed
  • Raheem Morris, Rams DC (Team) — completed
  • Chris Tabor, Panthers interim head coach (Team)
  • Ejiro Evero, Panthers DC (Team)
  • Brian Callahan, Bengals OC (Team) — completed

Former head coach Brandon Staley accumulated a 24-25 record, including 0-1 in the postseason in his two-plus seasons as head coach of the Chargers. Ownership elected to make a change Dec. 15 after the team started 5-9. Assistant coach Giff Smith was promoted in the interim. Here are the candidates the Chargers have requested to interview:

  • Giff Smith, Chargers interim HC (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones)
  • Steve Wilks, 49ers DC (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones)
  • Todd Monken, Ravens OC (NFL Media)
  • Ben Johnson, Lions OC (NFL Media)
  • Patrick Graham, Raiders DC (NFL Media)
  • Dan Quinn, Cowboys DC (NBC Sports)
  • Patrick Graham, Raiders DC (NBC Sports)
  • Raheem Morris, Rams DC (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones)
  • Kellen Moore, Chargers OC (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones)
  • Leslie Frazier, former Bills DC (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones)
  • Jim Harbaugh, Michigan HC (NFL Media)
  • Mike Vrabel, former Titans HC (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones)  
  • Dawn Aponte, NFL chief football administrative officer (CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones)
  • David Shaw, former Stanford HC (ESPN)
  • Mike Macdonald, Ravens DC (Team) — completed
  • Aaron Glenn, Lions DC (Team) — completed
  • Brian Callahan, Bengals OC (NFL Media)

In a shocking move, Pete Carroll is out as Seahawks head coach, according to CBS Sports Lead NFL Insider Jonathan Jones. Carroll, the oldest coach in the NFL, signed a five-year contract extension in 2020. He finishes his career in Seattle with a regular-season record of 137-89-1 over 14 seasons. According to Seahawks chair Jody Allen, the team and Carroll mutually agree that he would transition into an advisory role moving forward. Here are the candidates the Seahawks have requested to interview:

Ron Rivera went 26-40-1 over four seasons as Washington’s head man, but he was dismissed the day after the Commanders’ Week 18 loss to Dallas, setting the stage for a sweeping offseason overhaul under a new ownership group led by Josh Harris. Here’s a look at who the Commanders have requested to interview:

General managers

Carolina Panthers: HIRED Dan Morgan

The team confirmed the hiring of Morgan as the team’s new general manager and president of football operations. The former Panthers star linebacker previously held the role of assistant general manager since 2021.

Washington Commanders: HIRED Adam Peters

CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones reported that Washington had hired Adam Peters as its new GM


Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders have hired head coach Antonio Pierce, but they’re still looking for a general manager. Champ Kelly served as the interim GM this past season.

  • Tom Telesco, former Chargers GM (The Athletic) — second interview

Los Angeles Chargers

In addition to parting ways with head coach Brandon Staley, they moved on from general manager Tom Telesco, who had served in the role for nearly 11 full seasons. He was with the organization through the move from San Diego. JoJo Wooden was named interim general manager. 

New England Patriots

Since Bill Belichick also ran football operations, the Patriots are currently looking for a new GM after replacing Belichick with Jerod Mayo as head coach.





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