20 NFL coach and GM candidates you need to know before Black Monday

Peter Schrager, FOX Sports

Black Monday is approaching rapidly and, with potentially seven or eight head coaching jobs and possibly five or six general manager positions available, I wanted to provide a short and handy list for the names to watch who'd be filling those positions. Remember, every team and every situation is different.


Let's just jump in, starting with the hot coaching names. Chip Kelly and Ken Whisenhunt will be interviewed, too, but let's go with the names who didn't start the season as head coaches this year.

1. Adam Gase, offensive coordinator, Chicago Bears

Gase interviewed for five different head coaching positions a year ago, ending up in Chicago with John Fox as the offensive coordinator. He's performed wonders with Jay Cutler this season and has worked under Nick Saban, Mike Martz, Josh McDaniels, Mike McCoy, John Fox and with Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning and Cutler. He's a bright guy who owns the room and has a resume to back it up. Last offseason was likely a learning experience. He can be picky, as his situation in Chicago isn't a bad one.

2. Josh McDaniels, offensive coordinator, New England Patriots

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