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
86 17
John Madden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 82

2
69 28
Jon Gruden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 55

3
49 15
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 57 (1913-1970)

4
55 22
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 79

5
46 22
Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 61

6
47 24
Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 77

7
44 29
Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 56

8
40 27
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 75

9
27 16
Bum Phillips is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 90 (1923-2013)

10
42 33
Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 67

11
26 17
Tom Landry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Died at 76 (1924-2000)

12
31 23
Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

13
28 20
Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added age 60

14
28 22
Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 88

15
25 19
Bill Walsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 76 (1931-2007)

16
25 20
Sean Payton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 55

17
24 19
Dick Vermeil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 82

18
29 27
Mike Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 46

19
25 23
Tony Dungy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 63

20
23 21
Dennis Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 69

21
22 20
Marty Schottenheimer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

22
35 35
Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

23
24 24
Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 72

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

25
23 23
Buddy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 87

26
21 21
Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Died at 82 (1929-2011)

27
25 26
Jim Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 55

28
19 19
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 88 (1895-1983)

29
22 23
Hank Stram is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 82 (1923-2005)

30
15 15
Bruce Arians is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Joseph Togger added age 66

31
15 15
Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added age 91

32
20 21
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

33
19 20
Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Died at 82 (1932-2014)

34
18 19
Joe Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 78

35
19 21
Mike McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 55

36
14 15
Paul Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 83 (1908-1991)

37
18 20
John Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 56

38
18 20
Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 72

39
8 9
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
Mike Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added age 66

41
12 14
Don Coryell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 86 (1924-2010)

42
16 19
Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 93

43
10 12
Mike Holmgren is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added age 70

44
8 10
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
19 24
Jeff Fisher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 60

46
14 18
Sam Wyche is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 73

47
14 19
John Fox is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 63

48
11 16
George Allen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Died at 72 (1918-1990)

49
5 9
Jerry Burns is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added age 91

50
16 25
Nick Saban is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added age 67