2023 NFL head coach tracker: Cardinals fire Kliff Kingsbury; Texans fire Lovie Smith


2023 NFL head coach tracker: Cardinals fire Kliff Kingsbury; Texans fire Lovie Smith, The NFL coaching cycle for the next season of 2023 has already begun in earnest. While some teams got a jump on their next search before the summer officially started, others are only now getting into the fight.

After David Culley was let go after just one season as Texans head coach, the Texans fired Lovie Smith late on a Sunday night, starting the next round of shakeups. When do we move on to Step Two? And which famous people might be hired as newcomers?

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Follow this space throughout the beginning of the offseason for news on which coaches have been fired:

The Cardinals release Kingsbury.

Kingsbury has had a tumultuous four years in Arizona; this year has been the worst of his tenure. He arrived with the first overall choice Kyler Murray. The former Texas Tech coach oversaw four consecutive late-season slumps despite the team’s statistical improvement in his second and third seasons as head coach. Kingsbury’s attack too often lacked rhythm to remain relevant, and neither an old, injury-riddled team nor an injured and temperamental Murray helped. As a result of their 4-13 season last year, the Arizona Cardinals will likely want to employ a new offensive coordinator who can reinvigorate quarterback Aaron Murray, who signed a lucrative agreement with the team last offseason.

Lovie Smith has been dismissed as coach of the Texans.

The Texans fired Smith, 64, only hours after he led Houston to an upset win over the Colts in Week 18. This comes nearly a calendar year after the team fired David Culley following just one season as head coach. Smith was appointed to head coach of the Culley football team last offseason after spending the previous three years as defensive coordinator. He predicted his return for the 2023 season just days before the regular season finale on Sunday, helped the Texans win two of their final three games, and then gave up the first overall pick in the 2023 draught.

Smith has not led his team to a winning record since 2012, despite directing a competitive defense for most of the year.