21. Brian Flores (Miami Dolphins)
Keep in mind that the one-time defensive assistant of the Patriots has only been an NFL sideline leader for one year. The Dolphins did go 5-4 in their final nine games after a dreadful 0-7 start. Brian Flores’ club added a lot of talent in free agency and the draft. There are much higher expectations entering 2020 than there were a year ago.
20. Mike Zimmer (Minnesota Vikings)
He’s been at the helm of the Purple Gang for six years. But Mike Zimmer has yet to take the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons. The club comes off a 10-6 showing and a wild card appearance and won a road playoff game at New Orleans before being humbled by the 49ers. There have been some changes on defense.
19. Matt Nagy (Chicago Bears)
One year after winning a division title for the first time since 2010, the Bears got off to a sluggish start and an 8-8 mark wasn’t good enough to reach the playoffs. Matt Nagy has done an excellent job these past two seasons of learning how to win within the division (sans the Packers). But who will be Chicago’s starting quarterback in 2020?