The NFL is a tough industry for all employees, whether that be players, coaches, or front office personnel.
Firings can happen at any time and coaches in particular could see a secure job be taken away because of a few bad weeks.
Several notable NFL coaches entered the 2021 season already on the hot seat.
A bad start would have started the chatter about potential changes.
Instead, here are three coaches who are off the hot seat, at least for now.
3. Zac Taylor
The Cincinnati Bengals head man is in his third season with the team.
Zac Taylor said the defense needs to find more ways to create turnovers
— Kelsey Conway (@KelseyLConway) September 19, 2021
He won a total of six games combined in his first two years and while there was patience, the team needed to show actual improvement on the field in 2021.
Joe Burrow is the key to that and the second-year quarterback guided the team to a thrilling Week 1 victory.
If not for a stretch of three interceptions in Week 2, the Bengals would likely be 2-0.
The Bengals losing because of Burrow is all part of the learning process.
But losing because Taylor makes mistakes is no longer acceptable.
A 1-1 start is great news for the young coach.
2. Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy got off to a rough start last year as his Dallas Cowboys lost Dak Prescott to an injury early in the year.
Week 1 saw the Cowboys put up a great fight against Tampa Bay and nearly take home the win.
Then came a victory in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers to make it clear Prescott and the Cowboys are here to compete in 2021.
A Monday night showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles will be a good measuring stick game for McCarthy and his team.
If the Cowboys are truly NFL contenders, this home game should be an easy win.
1. Vic Fangio
It appears all Vic Fangio and the Denver Broncos needed was a quarterback.
Vic Fangio said the Broncos fan base is among the best in the NFL, if not better than the rest.
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) September 22, 2021
Denver went 7-9 in Fangio’s first year, only to finish 5-11 last year.
The division is a tough one, but there is a lot of talent on that team and another bad start would likely have the organization looking in a different direction.
2-0 is by no means evidence that Fangio’s job is totally safe.
It should just lessen the pressure on him a bit and also shows the front office the wonders that can happen with competent quarterback play.