sports The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With  

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List Rules Must be an NFL head coach. No coordinators, owners or college coaches

This is a list of the best NFL head coaches to have a beer with. A lot of NFL coaches are workaholics who at least on the surface don't look like they know how to have fun, at least to fans of a coach's particular team. That being said, NFL coaches have been known to having a beer or two behind closed doors. NFL Films has captured some of these candid moments of coaches enjoy an adult beverage with their players after a championship victory. But this list includes coaches who seem like they'd be fun to have a drink and talk about anything with at a bar. 

A lot of the signalcallers on this list, at least on the surface, are some of the most interesting and best NFL coaches in football history. Imagine sitting at a bar with coaching legends like John Madden, Bill Parcells and Mike Ditka. Imagine what kind of info and a sense of history you could get from chatting with these fellas. The same goes for some of today's coaches. Jon Gruden, Rex Ryan and Bill Cowher seem like the type of coaches who you could knock a few down with and have some fun in the process. 

Vote for who you think is the best NFL head coach to have a beer with is. These are some of the biggest and most famous coaching names in history. Feel free to re-rank the list according to who you think the coolest coach to grab a drink with is. 

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John Madden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
John Madden age 79

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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Mike Ditka age 78

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Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Bill Cowher age 60

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Jon Gruden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Jon Gruden age 54

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Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Vince Lombardi Died at 57 (1913-1970)

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Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Jimmy Johnson age 74

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Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Bill Parcells age 76

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Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Don Shula age 87

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Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Pete Carroll age 66

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Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Andy Reid age 59

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Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Rex Ryan age 55

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Mike McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Mike McCarthy age 54

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Marty Schottenheimer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Chuck Noll Died at 82 (1932-2014)

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Buddy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Buddy Ryan age 86

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Mike Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Mike Tomlin age 45

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Bill Walsh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Bill Walsh Died at 76 (1931-2007)

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George Halas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
George Halas Died at 88 (1895-1983)

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Tony Dungy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tony Dungy age 60

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Bum Phillips is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Bum Phillips Died at 90 (1923-2013)

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Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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Sean Payton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Sean Payton age 52

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Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Art Shell age 71

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John Fox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
John Fox age 62

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Bruce Arians is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Bruce Arians age 63

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Jim Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Jim Harbaugh age 54

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Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Coughlin age 71

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Tom Landry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Landry Died at 76 (1924-2000)

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Dick Vermeil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Dick Vermeil age 81

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Joe Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Joe Gibbs age 75

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Mike Holmgren is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Mike Holmgren age 67

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Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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Hank Stram is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Hank Stram Died at 82 (1923-2005)

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Dennis Green is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Dennis Green age 68

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Jeff Fisher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Jeff Fisher age 59

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Mike Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Mike Shanahan age 65

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Jerry Burns is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Jerry Burns age 88

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Jerry Glanville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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Mike Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Mike Zimmer age 59

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Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Al Davis Died at 82 (1929-2011)

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John Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
John Harbaugh age 55

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Nick Saban is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Nick Saban age 66

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Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Marv Levy age 92

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Chip Kelly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Chip Kelly age 54

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Frank Beamer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Frank Beamer age 71

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George Allen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
George Allen Died at 72 (1918-1990)

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Sam Wyche is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Sam Wyche age 70

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Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Bud Grant age 90

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Don Coryell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Don Coryell Died at 86 (1924-2010)