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The Best Current NFL Coaches 

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Updated December 30, 2019 17.7k votes 1.7k voters 20.8k views 31 items

List Rules Only any coach currently coaching an NFL team

The best current NFL coaches are those top football coaches in 2018-2019 who've led their team to greatness in recent years and continue to do so. 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 formerly of the New York Giants have done so in recent years, 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, and Chip Kelly formerly of the San Francisco 49ers 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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Brian Flores is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Brian Flores

Miami Dolphins

Brian Flores (born February 24, 1981) is an American football coach who is currently the head coach of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was previously the linebackers ...more
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Pat Shurmur is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches

FIRED ON DECEMBER 30, 2019

New York Giants

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Kliff Kingsbury is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches

Arizona Cardinals

Kliff Timothy Kingsbury (born August 9, 1979) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). During his ...more
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Vic Fangio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches
Vic Fangio

Denver Broncos

Victor John Fangio (born August 22, 1958) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). A 40-year coaching veteran with 32 ...more
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Zac Taylor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches

Cincinnati Bengals

Zac Taylor (born May 10, 1983) is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). From 2005 to 2006, he ...more
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Freddie Kitchens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NFL Coaches

FIRED ON DECEMBER 29, 2019

Cleveland Browns