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The Best Current NFL Coaches

List RulesOnly any coach currently coaching an NFL team

The best current NFL coaches are those top football coaches in 2021-2022 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.

But even Belichick can be beaten and the likes of John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens has 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 Dallas Cowboys, Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints, Bruce Arians of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs 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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    New England Patriots

    William Stephen Belichick ( or (; born April 16, 1952) is an American football coach who serves as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). His extensive  ...more
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    Kansas City Chiefs

    Andrew Walter Reid (born March 19, 1958) is an American football head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Reid was previously the head coach of the Philadelphia  ...more
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    New Orleans Saints

    Patrick Sean Payton (born December 29, 1963) is an American football coach and former player who is the current head coach of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). Payton was  ...more
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    Los Angeles Rams

    Sean McVay (born January 24, 1986) is an American football coach who serves as the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Upon his hiring in 2017 at the age of 30,  ...more
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    Buffalo Bills

    Sean McDermott (born March 21, 1974) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).  ...more
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    Baltimore Ravens

    John W. Harbaugh (born September 23, 1962) is the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). Previously, he coached the defensive backs for the Philadelphia Eagles and  ...more
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    San Francisco 49ers

    Kyle Michael Shanahan (born December 14, 1979) is an American football coach who is the current head coach of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). Previously, he served as  ...more
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    Seattle Seahawks

    Peter Clay Carroll (born September 15, 1951) is an American football coach who is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He is a  ...more

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    Indianapolis Colts

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    Tennessee Titans

    Michael George Vrabel (; born August 14, 1975) is an American football coach and former linebacker who is the current head coach of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He  ...more

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    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Michael Pettaway Tomlin (born March 15, 1972) is an American football coach who is the 16th head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL), having led the team since  ...more
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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Bruce Charles Arians (born October 3, 1952) is an American football coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL) and a former player. He was the head coach of the Arizona  ...more
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    Cleveland Browns

    Kevin Stefanski (born May 8, 1982) is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL).[1] He began his NFL career as an assistant coach  ...more
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    Matt LaFleur

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    Green Bay Packers

    Matthew Patrick LaFleur (born November 14, 1979) is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He has spent time as quarterbacks  ...more
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    Brian Flores

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    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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    Washington Redskins

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    Las Vegas Raiders

    Jon David Gruden (born August 17, 1963) is an American football coach who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons. He held his first head coaching position with  ...more
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    Minnesota Vikings

    Michael Zimmer (born June 5, 1956) is an American football head coach. He is currently the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He previously was a defensive  ...more
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    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 playing  ...more
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    Detroit Lions

    Daniel Allen Campbell (born April 13, 1976) is an American football coach and former tight end who is the head coach of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served  ...more
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    Los Angeles Chargers

    Brandon Staley (born December 10, 1982) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the defensive  ...more
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    Dallas Cowboys

    Michael John McCarthy (born November 10, 1963) is an American football coach for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers of the  ...more
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    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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    Carolina Panthers

    Matthew Kenneth Rhule (born January 31, 1975) is an American football coach and former player, who is the head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He was formerly  ...more
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    New York Jets

    Robert Saleh (born January 31, 1979) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the defensive coordinator  ...more