The Best Current NFL Coaches

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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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  • Bill Belichick
    1
    1,742 votes

    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
  • Andy Reid
    2
    1,386 votes

    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
  • Sean McVay
    3
    877 votes

    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
  • Kyle Shanahan
    4
    698 votes

    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
  • Dan Campbell
    5
    307 votes

    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
  • Mike Tomlin
    6
    1,355 votes

    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