Ranking AFC South head coaches before 2024 free agency

It's a division in flux heading into the 2024 season.

Jacksonville Jaguars v Houston Texans
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No division looked more different at the end of 2023 than it did at the start. Heading into the season, the Jaguars were the presumptive favorites, fresh off a division title and historic comeback win in the Wild Card game against the Chargers.

After that, Mike Vrable's Titans looked tough as always, followed by the uncertainty of new eras in Houston and Indianapolis.

Fast forward 17 weeks, and Vrable's unemployed, the Jaguars have their fans panicking, and both Houston and Indy – the Texans especially – look like the teams ready to run away with the next half decade of division titles. Life comes at you fast. CJ Stroud and the Texans will head into 2024 as the team to beat, thanks in large part to how quickly first-year head coach DeMeco Ryans was able to create a roster of guys that all bought into what Houston was doing. After that, there's plenty of intrigue – and maybe even a hot seat candidate – among the other three coaches in the division.

Here's how the four AFC Coaches stack up as the new league year begins next week.

4. Brian Callahan, Tennessee Titans

When you have literally no head coaching experience to your name, you come in last.

It's not a knock against Callahan, who was reportedly far-and-away the Titans' preferred candidate this offseason, and moreso just the fact that no one really knows what he'll be yet. His offenses while in Cincinnati speak for themselves, although it's hard to imagine they'll be quite as prolific – at least right off the bat – without Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, and Tee Higgins.

But Callahan was able to get his dad, revered offensive line coach Bill Callahan, to come with him to Nashville, which will do wonders for an offensive line that was bad last year. You can almost see the vision.