NFL head coaches have one of the toughest jobs in professional sports. First, they have to manage the egos of young, rich athletes and make them part of cohesive units. When things go well, fans hail them as heroes. But when they turn sour, everyone wants their heads.
Just because you’re a great college coach or specialist doesn’t mean you’re ready to become an NFL head coach. Others simply just don’t fit in at an individual franchise despite proven success elsewhere. Finally, you have the ones who stay too long and run their franchises into the ground.
We’re going to look at all of the above in some of the worst coaching reigns in NFL history. Check out 30 NFL coaches who ran their teams into the ground, via Medium.com
40. Adam Gase
Let’s kick this off with the coaching disaster that is Gase. The only reason he isn’t higher up this list is that the New York Jets were already rubbish when he took over. Gase had the backing of Peyton Manning after working with the famous quarterback in Denver. But this just shows that not even a Hall of Famer who’s one of the true greatest of all-time knows everything about the sport.
So far, Gase has managed just one winning season in five total as a head coach. This came in his first year in Miami but since then, it has been all downhill. He can’t even manage to lose properly as he blew the Jets’ hopes of a first-round pick in 2020 that would have seen them draft the mega-hyped Trevor Lawrence. Gase truly ran his team into the ground.