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NFL front-office stability index: Ranking most, least desperate teams

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Forecasting which NFL teams could be looking for new head coaches and/or general managers becomes easier in November, but there is no need to wait that long. Coaching staffs and front offices already know where they stand more than six months before the 2017 season kicks off.

With that in mind, and in consultation with league insiders, I've placed all 32 teams into buckets based on the likelihood each team could change its head coach and/or GM following the 2017 season.


No. 1: Change is in the air

These teams appear most likely to make a significant change.

1. Chicago Bears

The Bears have a third-year coach and third-year GM coming off a 3-13 season following a 6-10 season. They could be starting over at quarterback without any assurances they'll improve at the position right away. Taking another step backward in the standings would be tough for ownership to stomach, even if the team made more progress with its roster.