Who Are the Best Head Coaches in the NFL?

The head coach role in the NFL is a very important position. Not only are they in charge of the 53-man roster, and the team of coaching staff, but they also must work closely with the General Manager to ensure the franchise delivers on and off the gridiron.

Here is a look at who the best three head coaches in the NFL are today.

Andy Reid (Kansas City Chiefs)

Few head coaches in the NFL have more experience than Andy Reid. He has won 247 regular season matches as a head coach. The former AP Coach of the Year led the Kansas City Chiefs to Super Bowl glory in the 2019/20 campaign.

The Chiefs are the +275 favorites in the NFL odds for Super Bowl LVII. They finished the 2022/23 regular season with a 14-3 record, which was enough to land the number one place in the AFC heading into the playoffs.

Under Reid, the Chiefs have reached at least the AFC Championship game in each of the last four seasons. The 64-year-old has ensured his players haven’t become complacent and he has made the most of his talented roster.

Reid also deserves a lot of credit for the way he has nurtured Patrick Mahomes into an elite QB. Rather than throw him into the mix in his debut year, he allowed the former Texas Tech player time to learn under Alex Smith. When Reid felt he was ready to become the team’s starter, he was not afraid to make that big call.

Bill Belichick (New England Patriots)

With six Super Bowl wins, Bill Belichick is the most successful head coach in the history of the NFL. He was hired by the New England Patriots in 2000 and he has won 17 AFC East titles since then.

Along with quarterback Tom Brady, Belichick was part of one of the greatest dynasties in modern-day sport. The pair’s desire to keep on being successful across two decades has been unrivaled in the league.

Belichick will be hoping to help the Patriots bounce back from a disappointing campaign in 2022. They failed to reach the playoffs after ending the season with an 8-9 record.

Mike Tomlin (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Since taking over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007, head coach Mike Tomlin has led the franchise to 10 playoff berths. His team went all the way to the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the 2008/09 campaign, as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals at Super Bowl XLIII.

Arguably the most impressive statistic around Tomlin’s tenure in Pittsburgh is that he has never had a losing season with the Steelers. They have finished .500 or better in all 16 campaigns, including in 2022.

Only Belichick and Reid have more regular-season wins than Tomlin. With two AFC Championship successes and seven AFC North titles, Steelers fans have had a lot to celebrate under his stewardship.

With no plans for retirement anytime soon, all three of the above head coaches will be hoping to add to their legacies over the next few years in the NFL by winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy again.

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