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The Best Current NFL Coaches

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Only 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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
  • Indianapolis Colts

    Frank Michael Reich Jr. (rye-k) (born December 4, 1961) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Reich ...more
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    Douglas Irvin Pederson (born January 31, 1968) is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). Pederson ...more
  • Washington Redskins

    Ronald Eugene "Ron" Rivera (born January 7, 1962) also known as "Riverboat Ron" is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Washington Football Team of the National ...more
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Miami Dolphins

    Michael Lee McDaniel (born March 6, 1983) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as offensive ...more
  • Philadelphia Eagles

    Nick Sirianni (born June 15, 1981) is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the offensive ...more
  • New York Giants

    Brian Daboll (born April 14, 1975) is a Canadian-born American football coach who is the head coach of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the offensive ...more
  • 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
  • Houston Texans

    Lovie Lee Smith (born May 8, 1958) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was previously the head coach of the Chicago ...more
  • Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin William O'Connell (born May 25, 1985) is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played quarterback at San Diego ...more
  • Las Vegas Raiders

    Joshua Thomas McDaniels (born April 22, 1976) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as an assistant ...more