NFL Head Coach Power Rankings

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1. NE Bill Belichick, New England Patriots: Belichick is a future Hall of Fame coach and has led the Patriots to the playoffs in 13 of his 16 years with the team.

2. ARI Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals: Arians doubled the Cardinals win total from 5 wins to 10 wins from 2012-2013. Every year since then he has improved their record by at least 1 win.

3. GB Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers: McCarthy has already led the Packers to one Super Bowl victory, and another one could come in the next few years. He has made the Packers a contender in almost every year he’s been with them.

4. SEA Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks: Carroll has brought Seattle to the Super Bowl twice, which is very good, considering how young and inexperienced a team they were when they beat the Broncos in Super Bowl 48.

5. NO Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints: Although the Saints have struggled in recent years, Payton is still one of the best coaches in the league.

6. PIT Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers: Tomlin took the Steelers to the Super Bowl twice and made it to the playoffs in almost every other year with them.

7. BAL John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens: Harbaugh has won a large majority of the games he’s been in with the Ravens and has brought them a Super Bowl ring.

8. KC Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs: Reid has made the Chiefs a contender and is consistently one of the best coaches in the league.

9. CAR Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers: Rivera owned the best record in the league last year and brought the Panthers to the Super Bowl. He is definitely deserving of being a top 10 coach.

10. NYJ Todd Bowles, New York Jets: Bowles almost brought the Jets to the playoffs in his first year as head coach. He improved both their offense and defense.

11. DEN (1) Gary Kubiak, Denver Broncos: Kubiak led the Broncos to a Super Bowl win last year, so he is definitely one of the best coaches in the league.

12. BUF Rex Ryan, Buffalo Bills: Ryan is one of the best defensive coaches in the league and did great in his first season with the Bills.

13. CHI (1) John Fox, Chicago Bears: Fox has been to the Super Bowl twice and knows what it takes to build a playoff-contending team.

14. CIN Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals: Although Lewis has never won a playoff game with the Bengals, he has brought them to the playoffs in each of his last five seasons. A playoff win this season would make him higher on this list.

15. MIN (1) Mike Zimmer: Zimmer is in the midst of building a championship contender, and in a few years will probably be a top 5 coach in the league.

16. STL Jeff Fisher, Los Angeles Rams: Fisher has been in the league for a long time now and is one of the most experienced coaches in the league. With quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley leading their offense, the Rams will be a great team in years to come.

17. DAL (1) Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys: Garrett doesn’t get a lot of credit, but if his team stays healthy next year, they have a good chance of making the playoffs.

18. HOU (1) Bill O’Brien, Houston Texans: Bill O’Brien brought the Texans to the playoffs last season and soon they could be a contender in the AFC.

19. OAK Jack Del Rio, Oakland Raiders: Del Rio has improved the Raiders team a lot since he’s been in Oakland, and they have a good chance of making the playoffs this season.

20. IND (1)Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts: Pagano and the Colts struggled last year as they missed the playoffs, now Pagano will have to improve a lot this season or else there’s a good chance that he’ll get fired.

21. WAS (1) Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins: The Redskins performed poorly at the beginning of last season, but by the end, he was able to bring them a division title.

22. ATL (1) Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons started out as a great team last year, but towards the end they struggled, and were not in the playoffs. With a few more improvements on defense, the Falcons could make the playoffs.

23. SF Chip Kelly, San Francisco 49ers: Kelly was fired from the Eagles, but I think the 49ers will be a better fit for him.

24. DET (1)Jim Caldwell, Detroit Lions: The Lions had a rough start to the season, but ended the season on a 6-2 run.

25. CLE (1) Hue Jackson, Cleveland Browns: Jackson has a good chance to turn around the Browns because he’ll bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the team.

26. SD Mike McCoy, San Diego Chargers: Although McCoy and the Chargers struggled last year, McCoy did have a winning record in each of his first two seasons with them.

27. NYG Ben McAdoo, New York Giants: This will be his first year as head coach, but he did a great job as offensive coordinator and I think he’ll be a pretty good coach next season for the Giants.

28. JAC Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars had a great offseason and he could be higher on this list next year.

29. MIA (1) Adam Gase, Miami Dolphins: This will be his first year as head coach, and the Dolphins need him to develop Ryan Tannehill and the offense.

30. TEN Mike Mularkey: Mularkey can help develop Marcus Mariota and the Titans’ offense. He has the experience to bring them to a winning record next season.

31. PHI (1) Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles: This will be Pederson’s first season as head coach, and it will be interesting to see how he figures out the quarterback competition.

32. TB Dirk Koetter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: It will be difficult for him to make the transition from coordinator to head coach, but his experience with the team could make it easier for him.

-Joey Higginbotham