But as many coaches around the league learned on 'Black Monday, ' sometimes the NFL stands for 'Not For Long!'
The bloodletting began as soon as the final whistle of the 2017 NFL regular season Sunday night, and continued through Monday, the traditional day the league's 32 teams axe underachieving head coaches.
Jim Caldwell, Lions: General manager Bob Quinn informed Caldwell he was sacked after the Lions posted a 9-7 record in 2017.
The Detroit Lions were the first to make a move Monday morning, firing Coach Jim Caldwell, after his four-year run in Ford Field.
Chicago Bears head coach John Fox talks to the media after an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. Fox was 14-34 after three seasons in Chicago, finishing fourth in the NFC North each year. The Jaguars won 30-10.
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The Boulder native was sacked after the Colts went 4-12 and missed the playoffs for a third-consecutive season.
Pagano guided the Colts to a 56-46 overall record (including the postseason) since joining the team in 2012. Furthermore, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians announced his retirement, the New York Giants hired Dave Gettleman as their general manager, and Denver Broncos president John Elway reinstalled confidence in head coach Vance Joseph after a brutal 5-11 season.
In Oakland, the Raiders canned their head coach, Jack Del Rio amid rumors that Jon Gruden may return to the sidelines.
"I don't think Hue has lost (his) magic", Haslam said. However, the Bears may have found their franchise quarterback in rookie Mitch Trubisky, hence they signed general manager Ryan Pace to a contract extension through the 2021 season.