Coaches The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With  

Daniel Kohn
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List Rules Must be an NFL head coach. No coordinators, owners or college coaches

This is a list of the best NFL head coaches to have a beer with. A lot of NFL coaches are workaholics who at least on the surface don't look like they know how to have fun, at least to fans of a coach's particular team. That being said, NFL coaches have been known to having a beer or two behind closed doors. NFL Films has captured some of these candid moments of coaches enjoy an adult beverage with their players after a championship victory. But this list includes coaches who seem like they'd be fun to have a drink and talk about anything with at a bar. 

A lot of the signalcallers on this list, at least on the surface, are some of the most interesting and best NFL coaches in football history. Imagine sitting at a bar with coaching legends like John Madden, Bill Parcells and Mike Ditka. Imagine what kind of info and a sense of history you could get from chatting with these fellas. The same goes for some of today's coaches. Jon Gruden, Rex Ryan and Bill Cowher seem like the type of coaches who you could knock a few down with and have some fun in the process. 

Vote for who you think is the best NFL head coach to have a beer with is. These are some of the biggest and most famous coaching names in history. Feel free to re-rank the list according to who you think the coolest coach to grab a drink with is. 
list ordered by

1
71 15
John Madden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 82

2
61 20
Jon Gruden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 55

3
50 15
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 79

4
40 11
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 57 (1913-1970)

5
42 15
Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 61

6
40 19
Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 77

7
36 19
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 75

8
40 26
Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 67

9
38 25
Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 56

10
22 12
Bum Phillips is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 90 (1923-2013)

11
24 15
Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added age 60

12
25 16
Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 88

13
26 18
Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

14
23 15
Buddy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 87

15
23 15
Sean Payton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 55

16
21 14
Dick Vermeil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 82

17
20 15
Tom Landry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Died at 76 (1924-2000)

18
19 14
Marty Schottenheimer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

19
18 13
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 88 (1895-1983)

20
20 16
Bill Walsh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 76 (1931-2007)

21
13 9
Bruce Arians is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Joseph Togger added age 66

22
24 21
Mike Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 46

23
21 18
Tony Dungy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 63

24
21 18
Jerry Glanville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

25
20 17
Hank Stram is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 82 (1923-2005)

26
19 16
Dennis Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 69

27
30 29
Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

28
21 19
Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 72

29
17 16
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

30
17 16
Mike McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 55

31
8 6
Mike Holmgren is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added age 70

32
16 15
Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 72

33
10 9
Mike Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added age 66

34
17 17
Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Died at 82 (1929-2011)

35
14 14
Joe Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 78

36
20 21
Jim Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 55

37
15 16
Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Died at 82 (1932-2014)

38
11 12
Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added age 91

39
5 5
Doug Pederson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added age 50

40
12 14
Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 93

41
16 19
Jeff Fisher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 60

42
13 16
John Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 56

43
11 14
Sam Wyche is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 73

44
5 7
Mike Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added age 62

45
8 11
Don Coryell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 86 (1924-2010)

46
12 16
John Fox is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 63

47
10 14
Paul Brown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 83 (1908-1991)

48
3 6
Jerry Burns is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added age 91

49
2 5
Barry Switzer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added age 81

50
3 7
Frank Beamer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Joseph Togger added age 72