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
89 19
John Madden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 83

2
52 16
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Dec. at 57 (1913-1970)

3
70 31
Jon Gruden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 56

4
57 24
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 80

5
49 23
Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 62

6
49 26
Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 78

7
43 28
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 76

8
46 31
Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 57

9
30 17
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
31 22
Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 89

11
30 21
Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added age 61

12
43 35
Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 68

13
33 25
Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

14
27 19
Tom Landry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Dec. at 76 (1924-2000)

15
27 20
Bill Walsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)

16
27 21
Sean Payton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 56

17
26 21
Dick Vermeil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 83

18
25 22
Dennis Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 70

19
30 29
Mike Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 47

20
26 25
Jerry Glanville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

21
23 22
Marty Schottenheimer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

22
26 26
Tony Dungy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
age 64

23
36 38
Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

24
23 23
Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)

25
17 16
Bruce Arians is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Joseph Togger added age 67