NFL coach hot seat rankings: Who could be next to be fired after Ron Rivera?

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December already is turning out to be a frigid time for NFL coaches.

On Tuesday, the Carolina Panthers fired Ron Rivera, making him the second in the league to be dismissed this season after Jay Gruden was sent packing by the Washington Redskins in October. In explaining the move, Panthers owner David Tepper seemed to signal an expectation that a flurry of similar moves could be forthcoming.

“I wanted to tell him, this is what is going on,” Tepper said. “I want to make this change. I would hope to wait until the end of the year. I don’t want to go and start doing searches beforehand, but I can’t be put at a competitive disadvantage.”

With four weeks left in the regular season, several other teams could be joining the fray of coaching searches in short order. 

Here’s our look at the coaches currently on the hot seat, ranked by which ones are most likely to be let go:

1. Doug Marrone, Jaguars — Owner Shad Khan put his leadership group on notice after last year’s 5-11 campaign, and the discord and defeats have…

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