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The most unstable job in football: NFL offensive coordinator

AFC Championship Football

If one day you happen to find yourself so fortunate enough to snare an offensive coordinator job in the NFL.... rent.

Inspired by Adam Schefter, FootballScoop learned that both offensive coordinators in Sunday's Super Bowl have been in their current jobs for the past three seasons. That's not surprising. What is surprising - stunning, even - is that only 10 percent of their peers, three in 30, have been around that long as well. Only five of the 32 NFL offensive coordinators have lasted three seasons. That's 15 percent. We're not going to tell you who they are, so you'll have to scroll down to find them. And if you know who they are off the top of your head... seek help immediately.

What's the cause of this constant turnover? Surely much of it is the nature of the job. An offensive coordinator may be the only assistant coach in sports that often takes more criticism than his boss. Much of it is unavoidable, with new staffs bringing in their own guys, and successful coordinators moving up to head coaching jobs, thereby taking costing another coordinator his job. And some of it is just bad hiring. Not many of these names from the 2012 column are knocking on the Lombardi Trophy's door. You would be surprised how many NFL franchises have actually changed offensive coordinators twice in the past three seasons.

AFC East

2012 OC

Current OC

Buffalo Bills

Curtis Modkins

Greg Roman

Miami Dolphins

Mike Sherman

Bill Lazor

New England Patriots

Josh McDaniels

Josh McDaniels

New York Jets

Tony Sparano

Chan Gailey

AFC North

2012 OC

Current OC

Baltimore Ravens

Cam Cameron/Jim Caldwell

Marc Trestman

Cincinnati Bengals

Jay Gruden

Hue Jackson

Cleveland Browns

Brad Childress

John DeFilippo

Pittsburgh Steelers

Todd Haley

Todd Haley

AFC South

2012 OC

Current OC

Houston Texans

Rick Dennison

Bill O'Brien*

Indianapolis Colts

Bruce Arians

Pep Hamilton

Jacksonville Jaguars

Bob Bratkowski

Greg Olson

Tennessee Titans

Dowell Loggains

Jason Michael

AFC West

2012 OC

Current OC

Denver Broncos

Mike McCoy

Rick Dennison

Kansas City Chiefs

Brian Daboll

Doug Pederson

Oakland Raiders

Greg Knapp

Bill Musgrave

San Diego Chargers

Hal Hunter

Frank Reich

NFC East

2012 OC

Current OC

Dallas Cowboys

Bill Callahan

Scott Linehan

New York Giants

Kevin Gilbride

Ben McAdoo

Philadelphia Eagles

Marty Mornhinweg

Pat Shurmur

Washington Redskins

Kyle Shanahan

Sean McVay

NFC North

2012 OC

Current OC

Chicago Bears

Mike Tice

Adam Gase

Detroit Lions

Scott Linehan

Joe Lombardi

Green Bay Packers

Tom Clements

Tom Clements

Minnesota Vikings

Bill Musgrave

Norv Turner

NFC South

2012 OC

Current OC

Atlanta Falcons

Dirk Koetter


Carolina Panthers

Rob Chudzinski

Mike Shula

New Orleans Saints

Pete Carmichael

Pete Carmichael

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Sullivan

Dirk Koetter

NFC West

2012 OC

Current OC

Arizona Cardinals

Mike Miller

Tom Moore+

San Francisco 49ers

Greg Roman

Geep Chryst

Seattle Seahawks

Darrell Bevell

Darrell Bevell

St. Louis Rams

Brian Schottenheimer


* - head coach, + - assistant head coach for offense