At the midpoint of the NFL season and with the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, we asked our insiders Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler to lead off their weekly piece with everything they're hearing on teams that could be looking for new head coaches after the season. There's already one opening in Las Vegas, but there are likely to be a few more. They also evaluated the assistants and former head coaches likely to get interviews in the 2022 cycle, along with the hot names who are rising.
We also asked Graziano and Fowler to pick the NFL's Coach of the Year at midseason and look ahead to Week 10 of the NFL season, predicting upset picks for this weekend and projecting fringe players who should be started in fantasy football. They emptied their notebooks, too, diving deep on what's next for Odell Beckham Jr., why the Raiders signed DeSean Jackson, whether the 49ers could start Trey Lance soon and more. Let's dig in ahead of this week's games:
Who's on the hot seat? | Candidates
Upsets | Underrated | COY picks
Notebook: Everything we're hearing