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
96 20
John Madden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 83
2
64 26
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 80
3
54 19
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Dec. at 57 (1913-1970)
4
74 35
Jon Gruden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 56
5
52 24
Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 62
6
52 27
Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 78
7
47 30
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 76
8
48 33
Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 57
9
33 19
Bum Phillips is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Dec. at 90 (1923-2013)
10
34 21
Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added age 61
11
33 23
Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 89
12
29 21
Bill Walsh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)
13
44 37
Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 68
14
29 22
Sean Payton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 56
15
28 22
Tom Landry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Dec. at 76 (1924-2000)
16
33 28
Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
17
21 16
Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added age 92
18
27 23
Dick Vermeil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 83
19
29 26
Jerry Glanville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
20
26 23
Marty Schottenheimer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
21
26 24
Dennis Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 70
22
23 21
Joe Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 79
23
31 31
Mike Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 47
24
38 41
Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
25
26 27
Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 73