24 Head Coaches were positions coaches in the NFL before taking over
At the end of the season, 24 head coaches were positional coaches for a previous team before coming the head coach. When the Washington Redskins hired Jay Gruden they received an offensive coordinator. Even though he was a head coach in Arena Football, he never really was over one position in the NFL. Tons of offensive and defensive coordinators are getting looked at for the remaining jobs, but do you know what position your coach ran?
Quarterbacks (7): Mike McCoy (Broncos), Bruce Arians (Cardinals), Marc Trestman (Bears), Jason Garrett (Cowboys), Mike McCarthy (Packers), Sean Payton (Saints), Jim Harbaugh (49ers).
Defensive backs (6): John Fox (Broncos), Chuck Pagano (Colts), Dennis Allen (Raiders), Mike Tomlin (Steelers), Jeff Fisher (Rams), Pete Carroll (Seahawks).
Linebackers (5): Marvin Lewis (Bengals), Gus Bradley (Jaguars), Bill Belichick (Patriots), Mike Smith (Falcons), Ron Rivera (Panthers).
Offensive line (3): Doug Marone (Bills), Andy Reid (Chiefs), Joe Philbin (Dolphins).
Defensive line (1): Rex Ryan (Jets).
Running backs (1): Chip Kelly (Eagles).
Special teams (1): John Harbaugh (Ravens).