January 27, 2023

NFL owners recently spent almost a billion dollars on fired coaches and execs

Matt Rhule

Matt Rhule
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If Elon Musk is the icing on the cake named “billionaires aren’t geniuses,” then NFL owners are the batter.

In accordance to a the latest report, the league not too long ago notified homeowners that over the last 5 many years they’ve put in a whopping $800 million on coaches and entrance-business executives that never even operate for them anymore.

I thought we were headed toward a economic downturn — guess not.

The report goes on to explain to us that the league even produced spreadsheets that showed how lousy the selection-generating has been, displaying the absurd amounts of cash that have been manufactured by homeowners firing folks way too shortly, or employing the wrong types. Concerning the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, and Tennessee Titans, a bare minimum of $69 million and 12 decades of remaining contracts had been flushed down the toilet. The New York Soccer Giants are at this time having to pay 3 various coaching staffs in 2022. And given that 2021, seven head coaches have been fired during or following the year.

Do the names of these execs and coaches glance common?

Jeff Saturday. Josh McDaniels. Nathaniel Hackett. Eric Bieniemy. Byron Leftwich. Leslie Frazier. Matt Rhule. Frank Reich. Jon Gruden. Mike Mayock.

If you’re wanting to know what they all have in popular, it is that they had been possibly hired, fired, or should really have been hired — but still aren’t — recently all owing to a dumb decision that an proprietor signed off on. And with Black Sunday only a few months absent, yet another group of head and interim coaches will be relieved of their duties as the NFL averages nearly seven head-coaching improvements per calendar year.

This is not a league that values occupation stability.

Humorous adequate, the report that was made for the house owners feels like just a different case in point of what Brian Flores’ legal professionals will use as ammunition. Due to the fact when a few Black coaches (Flores, Ray Horton, and Steve Wilks) filed a course-action lawsuit from the league for its alleged racist selecting procedures, evidence that the owners would somewhat waste thousands and thousands on bad white coaches and execs alternatively of using the services of Black ones just strengthens your situation. Considering that 2000, only 26 Black adult men — sans Mike McDaniel — have been employed as head coaches in this league.

In Oct, it was documented that the lawsuit was “on ice” as the judge was choosing if the scenario should really just take portion in open court where the NFL’s soiled laundry would be aired out, or in arbitration the place NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be the arbitrator — which seems sketchy and biased.

But, no subject what comes of it, the point that we’re at this instant with this new data that the league supplied just additional proves that wealth doesn’t equate to wisdom.