NFL coach hot seat rankings after Week 5: Urban Meyer standing on a land mine, Joe Judge needs turnaround


It was another wild and crazy week in the NFL, and not simply because of the craziness that took place on the field. For while the games themselves were a carnival ride of fun, the laughs stopped in Las Vegas, where Jon Gruden has now resigned as head coach in light of an email scandal that sent shockwaves through the organization and league alike. And while Rich Bisaccia, the team’s special teams coordinator turned interim head coach, works to weather a storm never before witnessed by the club, it bears mentioning that Gruden might not be alone in looking for another job in 2021 — albeit for different reasons.

Enter Urban Meyer, who owned headlines for his controversial decision to not fly home with the Jacksonville Jaguars following their Week 4 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, instead remaining in Ohio to attend an event that saw him getting too friendly with a woman who isn’t his wife; and that’s not where his problems begin or likely end.

Some coaches who entered the 2021 season on the hot seat have found a way to remove themselves from it, e.g., Mike McCarthy, but at least one has found his way back to it after escaping it two weeks ago.

Let’s take a look at the latest NFL coaching hot seat rankings.

Keep an eye on: Matt Nagy, Bears

The fact remains that Nagy is not a bad coach, at least not in general. But it often takes more than love to keep a marriage going, and things are getting a bit thin in the Windy City air, largely due to Nagy’s stubbornness in the face of obvious answers at the quarterback position. To be fair, Nagy did not draft Mitchell Trubisky, nor did he make a trade for Nick Foles, so don’t put those in his lap. He is responsible, however, for sticking with Trubisky as the starter for longer than he should’ve, and he would’ve done the same thing in 2021 with Andy Dalton — if not for Dalton suffering an injury early in the season. 

The injury effectively forced…

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