A new generation has been emerging in the league.
Some are coming from the collegiate ranks, while others have gone to the NFL from high school.
In the case of the new crop, the top ones are in the trenches.
Here’s what you need know about the newest crop of coaches.
Bryan Fischer of ESPN reported Monday night that former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin and former Rutgers coach Chris Ash have joined the coaching ranks for the next round of hires.
In the 2016-17 season, Texas A & M fired Kevin Sumlins head coach and offensive coordinator.
The team went 4-8.
Rutgers hired Chris Ash as head coach in January 2018.
Ash was the offensive coordinator at Southern Cal in 2015 and was the head coach at Temple in 2018.
He is one of the most experienced coaches in the game and he will be in a position to help lead the program into the next level.
He has worked for several head coaches over the years, including Pete Carroll, Steve Spurrier, and Andy Reid.
His last job was at Stanford in 2016.
Rutgers head coach Chris Barker also joined the ranks of the elite coaches.
His previous coaching stints were with the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins.
He spent four seasons with the New Orleans Saints in 2010-11 and has also spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and the Cleveland Browns.
He was the defensive coordinator at LSU in 2016 and was promoted to head coach after a 13-18 season.
The latest hire from the New England Patriots, offensive coordinator Matt Patricia, is another former assistant.
He spent two seasons with New England and the current Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick.
Patricia spent four years as the defensive line coach at Arizona and two seasons at New Orleans, both under Bill Belichick, and was part of the offensive line in the Saints’ Super Bowl-winning team in 2016 (in which he also was a player).
He has also coached in the NFL as a defensive line/guard in the past.
Patterson spent one season as a graduate assistant at Southern California and spent two years as a player/assistant offensive coordinator/special teams coach at Miami.
He also spent two of the last three seasons at Rutgers.
Patriot fans will be happy to hear that defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and offensive line coach/special teamer Josh McDaniels will be joining the ranks for 2017.
The former New Orleans coach is expected to stay at Rutgers after his three-year stint with the Patriots.
The newest hire from New England, former NFL quarterback Brian Hoyer, is also expected to be back for 2017, according to ESPN.
Hoyer was a two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 and 2015 and is expected back for the 2017 season.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder spent four of his five seasons with Pittsburgh, the last two as the Steelers head coach.
He went 24-21 with a 4,634-yard, 24 TD-INT ratio and a league-high 2,912 passing yards in 2016 as Pittsburgh won its second Lombardi Trophy.
Housing the most top-rated QB class in NFL history in 2017 is a big step for New England.
After a 3-9 start, Brady was named to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year.
His passing yardage of 8,089 was the most in franchise history.
Brady led the Patriots to a 10-3 record and an AFC Championship Game appearance in 2017.
The Patriots finished the season with a 7-9 record and were swept in the AFC Championship by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The 2017 season was the first time the Patriots ranked among the top 10 in passing yards and touchdown passes since 2013.
In that season, Brady had a career year with 6,059 passing yards, 28 TDs, and 12 INTs.
Hoyers career stats are more pedestrian at 2,814 yards, 17 TDs, 11 INTs, and 18 rushing yards.
He played in eight games this season for the New York Jets, who lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs.
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is expected in his first season with New York.
He joined the Patriots in 2018 and was a key member of their offense, completing 70.9 percent of his passes for 5,721 yards and 25 TDs.
Hoyle’s career stats in the pro ranks are pedestrian at 1,852 yards, 11 TDs, 10 INTs and 15 rushing yards with a career average of 6.8 yards per completion.
He started six games as a rookie in 2018, finishing 4-12.
The New York native started his career at Rutgers before playing one season for Tampa Bay in 2018 before he signed with the Jets in 2019.
Hoya had two years with the Buccaneers.
He won two games in 2018 with a 2,664-yard passing season and also completed 73.2 percent of passes for 1,904 yards and 14 TDs with seven interceptions.The