The Shortest Head Coaching Tenures in NFL History

Frank Reich

After just 11 games, Reich's time with the Panthers came to an end. Tepper's firing of him places him in the category of coaches with the shortest tenures in history.

Bill Belichick - Jets

Following the 1999 season, Belichick took over as head coach of the Jets, replacing Parcells.

Bill Belichick - Jets

However, he then changed his mind and shocked the team by resigning during his first press conference.

George Allen - Rams

"I'm taken aback. Completely taken aback," Allen said after being fired by the Rams in 1978. His second stint with the Rams came to an end with this termination.

Pete McCulley - 49ers

He was released by the 49ers in the 1978 season. In his statement, 49ers owner De-Bartolo Jr. stated,

Pete McCulley - 49ers

"We felt a change had to be made, and right now, not at the end of the season."

Frank Reich - Panthers

Reich was fired six games into the 2023 season, three months after being hired, since his 1-10 record was the worst in the NFL.

Frank Reich - Panthers

The Colts dismissed Reich in November 2022, which led to this change in the rebuild.

Bobby Petrino - Falcons & Urban Meyer - Jaguars

In 2007, Petrino left the Falcons after just 13 games, and in 2021,

Bobby Petrino - Falcons & Urban Meyer - Jaguars

Meyer—who had a 2-11 record—was fired as head coach of the Jaguars. They each only played 13 games.