NFL head coaches have one of the toughest jobs in sports. They’re constantly under the microscope because their decisions can set the course of a franchise for years. The media and their players analyze every single move they make. However, many coaching tenures are disastrous.
Even the best NFL coordinators and college head coaches often struggle in the top job. Many have tried and failed to succeed. They post losing seasons and are incapable of inspiring a team to victory. Let’s look at 30 of the most disastrous NFL coaching tenures in history. Check out the list below via Athlon Sports.
30. Pat Shurmur
Is there a quarterback in history with a better name than Colt McCoy? The Browns drafted the former Longhorns star in 2010 but he failed to turn around their annual letdown of a team. The Browns decided they needed a quarterback guru as head coach and hired Shurmur. However, this ended up becoming a disastrous decision because he wasn’t up to the task.
Shurmur went 4-12 in his first season. He gave up on McCoy and brought in Brandon Weeden as the new starter. This didn’t work out either. Finally, they finished 5-11 and Shurmur lost his job (via NBC Sports). Unlike most of the head coaches on this list, Shurmur had a second chance at a head coach job. The Giants hired him but fired him after two more losing seasons.