New NFL record for head-coaching changes in sight

We are now a Herm Edwards firing away from the most tumultuous year of head-coaching changes in NFL history.

To date, 10 teams have changed head coaches this season, tied for most in NFL history for a single offseason.

The Rams have actually had three head coaches this season — Scott Linehan, Jim Haslett and now Steve Spagnuolo. The Raiders have had two — Lane Kiffin and Tom Cable — and could still have a third.

There have been big-name, Super-Bowl-winning head coaches dumped for younger models. The change has come at a dizzying pace, though maybe not quite as dizzying as in 1978, when there were 10 head-coaching changes and only 28 NFL teams.

But now, if Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli makes a change, it will make history.

Here’s a look back at the years that have had the most head-coaching changes:

Year New coaches
2009 10
2006 10
1997 10
1978 10
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