Most coaches and players have to view each season as a prove-it year—complacency could cost them jobs. The hot seat can heat up over the course of a campaign and eject underperformers from their respective positions.
Some players and coaches have more at stake this year. In some cases, they had a prolonged period of inconsistency, while others went through a disappointing 2018 season. They're all on notice.
The New York Giants selected a quarterback in the first round, and the Houston Texans overhauled the talent for a subpar offensive line during the offseason. Of course, the incumbent starters and the position coach should feel the heat going into the 2019 term.