Coaches The Best Current NFL Coaches  

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The best current NFL coaches are those top football coaches in 2016-2017 who have led their team to greatness in recent years. Between the longest-tenured National Football League coaches to the experienced coaches in new roles, one of these talented coaches will guide their team to a Super Bowl championship come February.

In the love-him-or-hate-him category, Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots is regarded as among the elite current NFL coaches if not one of the best NFL coaches of all time. Coaching the Pats since 2000, Belichick is a three-time NFL Coach of the Year as he helped Tom Brady and company play in five Super Bowls, winning three, in 13 seasons.

But even Belichick can be beaten and the likes of John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens and Ben McAdoo of the New York Giants have done so recently, in the NFL Playoffs, in convincing fashion. The list of the best coaches currently in the NFL doesn't end there though. Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers, Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints, Chip Kelly of the San Francisco 49ers and Gary Kubiak of the Denver Broncos all fit that bill too.

Sadly as great as some of these coaches are, others will inevitably end up quickly replaced with someone else after a poor season and possibly end up among the worst NFL coaches of all time rankings. But as a new season starts, each have a clean slate and opportunity for greatness. Who knows, perhaps some will surprise everyone and quickly rise to become the best current NFL coach one day soon.

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Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Bill Belichick age 66 New England Patriots William Stephen "Bill" Belichick is an American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He also has extensive authority over the Patriots' ...more

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Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Pete Carroll age 67 Seattle Seahawks Peter Clay "Pete" Carroll is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is a former head coach of the New York Jets, the ...more

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Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Andy Reid age 60 Kansas City Chiefs Andrew Walter "Andy" Reid is a professional American football coach who is the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Reid was previously the head coach ...more

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Mike Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Mike Tomlin age 46 Pittsburgh Steelers Michael Pettaway "Mike" Tomlin is the current head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the American Football Conference, succeeding Bill Cowher. Tomlin is the third youngest head ...more

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Sean Payton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Sean Payton age 55 New Orleans Saints Patrick Sean Payton is an American football head coach for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. Payton was a quarterback at Naperville Central High School and Eastern Illinois ...more

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Mike McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Mike McCarthy age 55 Green Bay Packers Michael John "Mike" McCarthy is a professional American football coach, currently serving as the head coach of the National Football League's Green Bay Packers.

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John Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
John Harbaugh age 56 Baltimore Ravens John Harbaugh is the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens. Previously, he coached the defensive backs for the Philadelphia Eagles and served as the Eagles special teams coach for nine years. ...more

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Bruce Arians is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Bruce Arians age 66 Arizona Cardinals Bruce Charles Arians is an American football coach who currently serves as the head coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He also served as interim head coach of the ...more

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Ron Rivera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Ron Rivera age 56 Carolina Panthers Ronald Eugene Rivera is an American football coach and former player, and is currently the head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League where he won the 2013 AP NFL Coach ...more

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Mike Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Mike Zimmer age 62 Minnesota Vikings Mike Zimmer is an American football coach who is the 9th head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He previously was a defensive coordinator in the NFL with the Dallas ...more

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Dan Quinn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Dan Quinn age 27 Atlanta Falcons Dan Quinn is an American Football defensive back for the Western Michigan Broncos.

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Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Jack Del Rio age 55 Oakland Raiders Jack Louis Del Rio, Jr. is an American football coach who is currently the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. He was a professional football player who played linebacker for four teams over ...more

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John Fox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
John Fox age 63 Chicago Bears John Fox is an American football coach, who currently is the head coach of the Chicago Bears. He has also coached the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. A former defensive back, Fox is ...more

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Chuck Pagano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Chuck Pagano age 58 Indianapolis Colts Charles David "Chuck" Pagano is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League, a position he ...more

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Doug Pederson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Doug Pederson age 50 Doug Irvin Pederson is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. He spent most of his career as a member of the Green Bay Packers, serving as a backup to Brett ...more

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Jason Garrett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Jason Garrett age 52 Dallas Cowboys Jason Calvin Garrett is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. Garrett was formerly the offensive ...more

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Marvin Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Marvin Lewis age 60 Cincinnati Bengals Marvin Ronald Lewis is the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League, a position he has held since January 14, 2003, making him the 2nd longest tenured head coach in ...more

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Bill O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Bill O'Brien age 49 Houston Texans William J. "Bill" O'Brien is the current head coach and offensive coordinator of the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He previously was the head coach of the Penn State ...more

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Todd Bowles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Todd Bowles age 55 New York Jets Todd Robert Bowles is an American football head coach for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He played eight seasons in the NFL as a safety, mainly for the Washington Redskins, ...more

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Jay Gruden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Jay Gruden age 51 Washington Redskins Jay Michael Gruden is an American football coach and former quarterback who is currently the head coach of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. During his time in the Arena ...more

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Sean McVay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Sean McVay age 32 Sean McVay is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

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Jim Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Jim Caldwell age 63 Detriot Lions James "Jim" Caldwell is an American football coach, who is currently the head coach of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. Caldwell served as the head football coach at ...more

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Adam Gase is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Adam Gase

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Kyle Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Kyle Shanahan age 39 Kyle Shanahan is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. Shanahan, at 28 years, 26 days old, became the ...more

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Sean McDermott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Sean McDermott age 42 Sean McDermott is a former American football long snapper / tight end in the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001. He played ...more

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Gus Bradley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Gus Bradley age 52 Jacksonville Jaguars Paul Casey “Gus” Bradley is the current head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He previously was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebackers coach from 2006 to 2008 and the defensive coordinator for ...more

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Mike Mularkey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Mike Mularkey age 57 Michael Rene Mularkey is an American professional football coach. He played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played nine seasons in the National Football League ...more

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Hue Jackson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Hue Jackson age 53 Huey "Hue" Jackson is the current offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. Before that, he served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League after ...more

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Dirk Koetter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Dirk Koetter age 59 Dirk Jeffrey Koetter is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Koetter was the head ...more

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Ben McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Ben McAdoo Benjamin Lee "Ben" McAdoo is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.

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Vance Joseph is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Vance Joseph age 46 Vance Joseph is a former American football cornerback who is currently the secondary coach of the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He was signed by the New York Jets as an ...more

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Mike Munchak is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Mike Munchak age 58 Tennessee Titans Michael Anthony Munchak is a Hall of Fame former professional football player and current assistant coach in the National Football League. A graduate of Penn State, Munchak played left guard for ...more

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Mike Pettine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Mike Pettine age 52 Cleveland Browns Michael M. "Mike" Pettine is an American football coach, who is currently the head coach of the NFL's Cleveland Browns. He was formerly the defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, ...more

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Marc Trestman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Marc Trestman age 62 Chicago Bears Marc Marlyn Trestman is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. Trestman has also served as the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of ...more

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Anthony Lynn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Anthony Lynn age 50 Anthony Ray Lynn is a former American football running back and current assistant coach for the New York Jets.