Best In The Business- NFL Head Coaches

1. Bill Belichick– Now this should be no surprise to anyone reading this. He’s the greatest head coach in NFL history that I’ve come to know and his peers would all say the same thing because all the man has done is win. He’s done it with rookies at important positions, he’s done it with players out due to injury and even when guys have been suspended. 2016 was the best I’ve seen him, coach. Even without Brady, he was able to win three of the four games that his star quarterback was suspended for. When Gronkowski goes down, everyone threw the towel in on the Patriots and guess what? They still won and it’s been said that New England can’t win it without Rob Gronkowski. No coach is better at making in-game adjustments than Belichick. When you face his teams, you just won’t get your yards, you have to earn them. The numbers don’t lie. They’ve won five Super Bowls in 16 years, they can be predicted to win 13 games a season and they’ll always have that week off in January. He’s the best head coach in the business today.

2. Mike Tomlin– He came from the Tony Dungy coaching tree and he’s made a name for himself, especially after replacing a big name in Bill Cowher. I remember his very first season in Pittsburgh. He led the Steelers to a division title. The next season in 2008, he leads them to a Super Bowl victory. He’s won 54 percent of his game and has a career record of 111- 63. He’s a tough coach and his players will leave it all out on the field. When he speaks, his players listen. In his ten seasons as the head coach, he’s never had a losing record. In seven of his ten seasons, he has recorded double-digit victories. He’s 1-1 in the Super Bowl and 8-6 in the playoffs altogether. He’s been questioned a lot and I’ve never bought into any of that. The man knows how to win football games at the end of the day and that’s all that matters.

3. Pete Carroll– His first few stints in the NFL, he had a winning percentage of .588. During his tenure with the Seattle Seahawks, he has a .629 winning percentage, a Super Bowl victory under his belt and the Seahawks have made the playoffs each year since he was hired in 2012. He’s turned the Seahawks into a contender and they’re a projected favorite to win the NFC each year. Yeah, he made a boneheaded call in the Super Bowl, but he’s still one of the best head coaches in the business today. He has won ten games in the last five seasons, Seattle has won three division titles in the last five seasons and he has an easy-going approach with his players. What’s incredible is he will be 66 years old in September. The man still has a lot left in him to continue coaching. He’s a very exuberant guy that his players feed off of.

4. Andy Reid– He’s been a head coach for 18 years and he has recorded only three losing seasons in his career. That’s extremely impressive. No coach has been better off the bye week than Andy Reid. He’s had 11 seasons of ten or more victories including his last two with the Kansas City Chiefs. He also led the Chiefs to their first division title since 2010 and a first-round bye in the playoffs. He’s been to a Super Bowl and although he doesn’t have a ring, he’s a good coach that gets the best out of his players every single week. He’s done some amazing things in his career. The division titles with the Eagles, the conference title game appearances and he’s done his magic with Kansas City as well.

5. Jason Garrett– He was once the guy under center for the Cowboys and now, he’s their head coach. We’ve discussed the mistakes, the lack of awareness and the times when he’s been conservative instead of aggressive in late game situations. How about we discuss the fantastic job he did in 2016 that won him coach of the year? What makes what he did even more impressive is how he was able to help lead the Cowboys to a 13-3 record, the NFC East crown and a first-round bye in the playoffs with a rookie quarterback and running back. He’s only had one losing season as the Cowboys head coach and posts a winning percentage of .558 in his career.