NFL Head Coach & Staff Consensus Rankings (2022)

NFL Head Coach & Staff Consensus Rankings (2022)

Our experts rated all 32 Head Coaches as well as their mentoring teams, as well as we made use of those selections to develop agreement HC as well as team positions. Below are our extensive positions, full with a malfunction of every NFL group.

NFL Head Train as well as Team Rankings

RANKING GROUP/ Training Team Freedman Erickson DBro Rub Joe
1 Kansas City Chiefs 1 1 1 1 1
2 Los Angeles Rams 3 2 2 2 5
3 Baltimore Ravens 2 5 3 4 2
4 New England Patriots 5 3 5 3 4
5 Buffalo Costs 4 4 4 6 3
6 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 6 6 5 6
7 San Francisco 49ers 8 8 7 9 9
8 Tennessee Titans 9 7 11 8 7
9 Environment-friendly Bay Packers 6 9 8 7 14
10 Indianapolis Colts 10 10 9 14 11
11 Los Angeles Chargers 11 11 10 12 10
12 Cleveland Browns 12 12 12 10 13
13 Cincinnati Bengals 13 21 13 13 12
14 Tampa Florida Bay Buccaneers 16 16 15 17 8
15 Detroit Lions 19 14 14 18 18
16 Seattle Seahawks 15 20 21 11 17
17 Las Las Vega Raiders 18 15 16 21 16
18 Philly Eagles 20 17 17 20 15
19 Washington Leaders 23 13 26 16 22
20 Jacksonville Jaguars 17 22 22 15 28
21 Dallas Cowboys 14 24 25 19 23
22 Arizona Cardinals 21 23 18 22 24
23 New Orleans Saints 22 18 23 23 26
24 New York City Giants 25 26 27 25 21
25 Denver Broncos 26 19 28 28 25
26 Atlanta Falcons 29 25 20 24 29
27 New York City Jets 28 31 19 29 20
28 Miami Dolphins 24 27 24 26 27
29 Minnesota Vikings 27 28 29 30 19
30 Houston Texans 31 29 31 27 31
31 Chicago Bears 30 30 30 31 30
32 Carolina Panthers 32 32 32 32 32

1. Kansas City Chiefs
With the Eagles, Reid trained his group to 4 straight NFC National championship as well as a Super Dish, as well as in 9 years with the Chiefs, he’s had 9 gaining periods, 4 straight AFC Champion looks, 2 straight Super Bowls, as well as one Super Dish triumph. For the whole of his period with the Chiefs, Reid has actually had a solid offending planner (Doug Pederson, Brad Childress, Matt Nagy, Eric Bieniemy), as well as over the previous couple of years he has actually reinforced his team with the enhancement of protective planner Steve Spagnuolo. Over the previous 15 years, Reid has one shedding period. He’s the design of uniformity– as well as he’s probably the very best quarterback whisperer in the organization.
— Matthew Freedman

2. Los Angeles Rams
From offending mastermind to potentially overrated as well as currently a Super Dish champ, Sean McVay has actually seen the complete gambit of evaluations of his task efficiency. Allow’s obtain it directly, though. He is worthy of a heaping quantity of appreciation for every little thing he’s completed in a brief quantity of time. The Rams have actually balanced 11 success per period under McVay, with 2 Super Dish looks in his 5 periods. His crime has actually never ever ended up less than 11th in overall backyards as well as has actually been leading 11 in overall factors in 4 of 5 periods. He’s revealed the desire to flex as well as mold and mildew his plan as well as workers use to remain to do well via injuries as well as decreasing quarterback play (Jared Goff). He’s amongst the NFL’s mentoring elite.
— DBro

3. Baltimore Ravens
In 14 years with the Ravens, Harbaugh has actually sustained simply 2 shedding periods, as well as in both of them his beginning quarterback missed out on six-plus video games to injury. Harbaugh dealt with the change from Joe Flacco to Lamar Jackson with artifice as well as has actually presented an eager feeling for recognizing when to make impactful modifications on his team, specifically at offending planner (advertising Jim Caldwell in period, employing Gary Kubiak, changing Marc Trestman with Marty Mornhinweg, whom he ultimately changed with Greg Roman). Harbaugh is the design CEO-style head instructor.
— Matthew Freedman

4. New England Patriots
In 22 years with the Patriots, Expense Belichick has actually trained them to 9 Super Bowls as well as 6 NFL champions. That his team does not place No. 1 on this listing is both ridiculous as well as enlightening. Belichick’s situation is injured by his sub-par document (17-16) over the previous 2 periods without long time QB Tom Brady, that won a Super Dish in his very first year without Belichick. In addition to that, wonderboy OC Josh McDaniels left the group this offseason as well as has actually been “changed” with previous fell short Giants HC Joe Court. This team has little similarity to the one that last led the Patriots to a Super Dish in 2018-19.
— Matthew Freedman

5. Buffalo Costs
Sean McDermott has actually been a master managing among one of the most significant turn-arounds for a franchise business. He’s assisted develop the Costs right into an AFC giant from scratch. Buffalo currently sporting activities probably one of the most full lineup inside out in the NFL, with elite alternatives on both sides of the sphere. Last period the Costs were 5th as well as 3rd in overall backyards as well as factors racked up while likewise leading the NFL with the least overall backyards as well as factors enabled. The only continuing to be difficulty for a head instructor that’s balanced over 11 success in the last 3 years is playoff prominence. The Costs have actually generated a 3-3 document in the playoffs given that 2019, attempting to get rid of the AFC’s buzzsaw. With supports included throughout the board this offseason, the Costs can smell their very first Super Dish berth under his watch in 2022.
— DBro

6. Pittsburgh Steelers
In 15 years with the Steelers, Tomlin has actually uploaded a. 643 winning portion as well as has never ever had a shedding period. Pittsburgh won the Super Dish in Tomlin’s 2nd period, defeating Arizona 27-23 in a thriller, after that shed the Super Dish 2 years later on, Being up to Environment-friendly Bay 31-25 when the Steelers were quit on their last drive. The Steelers have actually been kept back by the degeneration of QB Ben Roethlisberger over the last few years, as well as this year will certainly be an interesting examination of Tomlin’s mentoring acumen, given that the Steelers will certainly attempt to manage with a Mitch Trubisky/Kenny Pickett QB tandem as well as have significant concerns with their offending line as well as their run protection. Yet Tomlin has actually been obtaining it provided for years, as well as he’s possibly mosting likely to wind up in the Pro Football Hall of Popularity. Steelers offending planner Matt Canada has his doubters, however it’s tough to provide a clear-cut judgment on his play-calling when Canada invested his very first period as the Steelers’ OC computing around Huge Ben’s restrictions.
— Rub Fitzmaurice

7. San Francisco 49ers
Kyle Shanahan’s offending expertise is popular. In his 14 periods guiding NFL offenses throughout 5 various companies, he’s logged 8 top-ten surfaces in overall backyards while likewise showing off 4 inside the leading 10 in overall factors. Restoring a franchise business from scratch was a rough procedure in the very early going, however San Francisco has 10 or even more success in 2 of the last 3 periods with one Super Dish look. Backed by a run protection that’s amongst the organization’s finest as well as a solid pass insurance coverage device, his crime does not need to burn out challengers for the group to acquire the success in 2022. That isn’t to state they can not go toe to toe with high-powered offending devices, specifically if Trey Lance can include a brand-new dynamic. The 49ers are positioned to continue to be amongst the NFC’s top-shelf franchise business for the close to as well as near future.
— DBro

8. Tennessee Titans
While I’m listed below agreement on Mike Vrabel, there’s just until now I can press him down this listing. This isn’t an outright proving of derision for Vrabel’s efficiency however adoration for various other trainers that relocate him further down the positions than some. Vrabel has actually created a. 631 winning portion in his very first 4 periods, with his finest efficiency in 2014. The group taken care of the separation of Arthur Smith, injuries to indispensable ability placement gamers like Derrick Henry, Julio Jones, as well as A.J. Brown, as well as a turning actors of personalities in the second. Regardless of every one of this, the group uploaded 12 success as well as ended up 12th general in overall group DVOA (per Football Outsiders).
— DBro

9. Environment-friendly Bay Packers
I do not understand if he’s a great chef, however the evidence remains in Matt LaFleur’s dessert. The Packers have actually won 13 video games in each of his 3 years as head instructor after winning simply 10, 7 as well as 6 in the 3 coming before periods. Under LaFleur, QB Aaron Rodgers has actually restored his MVP kind, as well as the protection has actually boosted adhering to LaFleur’s termination of planner Mike Pettine, whom he acquired from the previous regimen. It aids having Rodgers, however LaFleur has actually rapidly shown himself to be a solid instructor.
— Matthew Freedman

10. Indianapolis Colts
Reich has a credibility as a QB whisperer, however he had not been able to resuscitate the sputtering Carson Wentz last period. The Colts shed their last 2 video games to befall of the playoffs, bailing out with a specifically ignominious loss to the lowly Jaguars in Week 18. Reich has actually uploaded a 37-28 document in 4 periods in Indianapolis as well as has actually gone 1-2 in the playoffs. The Colts have not won the AFC South in Reich’s period however have actually ended up second 3 times. I do not condemn Reich for stopping working to revive Wentz’s fire; I do condemn him for being slow-moving to totally release Jonathan Taylor in Taylor’s newbie period, as well as for under-utilizing Taylor early in a tragic overtime loss to the Titans on Halloween. Reich is a strong instructor, however his play-calling can be perplexing sometimes. New Colts protective planner Gus Bradley need to be a strong enhancement to the team.
— Rub Fitzmaurice

11. Los Angeles Chargers
Brandon Staley ended his very first period as the Chargers’ boss with only 9 success, however the group’s overview could not be brighter under his careful eye. The crime is secured as well as filled after rating 4th in offending DVOA (per Football Outsiders) as well as leading 13 in overall backyards as well as factors. The protection is where Staley can have the most significant result entering his student period. He left his protective planner placement for the Rams after authoring among the finest protective periods for a franchise business in 2020. Los Angeles was leading 4 in overall backyards, factors, as well as takeaways. The Screws have that sort of closure benefit in 2022. With celebrities like Joey Bosa as well as Derwin James at the center, the Chargers have actually succeeded to include high-level ability to take this device to the following degree. The offseason enhancements of J.C. Jackson as well as Khalil Mack order the headings however preparing Asante Samuel in 2014 was likewise an essential relocation. Staley’s SoCal warriors can be Super Dish bound this year.
— DBro

12. Cleveland Browns
The Browns’ 8-9 document last period was a large dissatisfaction after they were promoted as a possible Super Dish competitor, however head instructor Kevin Stefanski isn’t obtaining much blame for a period that was primarily reversed by injuries backwards and forwards the lineup. Stefanski’s qualifications as a wise offending designer are reputable. It will certainly be interesting to see what Stefanski’s crime resembles with Deshaun Watson running it. Baker Mayfield might not have actually been at fault for every one of the Browns’ offending troubles in 2021, however he had not been a remedy either. Protective planner Joe Woods’ device has actually been strong in each of his 2 periods in Cleveland.
— Rub Fitzmaurice

CTAs

13. Cincinnati Bengals
Zac Taylor went from being the wagering preferred to be the very first instructor in the NFL discharged to the Super Dish in 2021. He undoubtedly is worthy of acknowledgment for the success the Bengals had– for this reason the above typical general ranking– however having Joe Burrow as well as business made life very easy for him. Do not entirely forget his lack of knowledge to extremely develop the work on 1st down as well as produce a below organization typical EPA.
— Andrew Erickson

14. Tampa Florida Bay Buccaneers
Todd Bowles changes Bruce Arians as the Bucs’ head instructor after Arians tipped down to take a function in the front workplace. Bowles had actually been Tampa florida’s protective planner for the previous 3 periods. His previous head-coaching experience featured the Jets in 2015-2018 as well as in a three-game acting job with the Dolphins in 2011. Bowles’ 24-40 document with the Jets should not be held versus him, as the Jets cycled via a collection of below-average QBs throughout that stretch. Bowles has actually gained a credibility as a protective wizard, as well as the Buccaneers will certainly have connection on the offending side of the sphere with the very related to Byron Leftwich returning as offending planner. The Bucs seem in great hands as they start the post-Arians period.
— Rub Fitzmaurice

15. Detroit Lions
A year back, I possibly would’ve had kneecap-gnawing Dan Campbell as well as team rated No. 32, so it’s impressive that everybody currently have the Lions in our leading 20. It holds true that they went just 3-13-1 in 2014– as well as practically that’s a go back from their 2020 document of 5-11– however Campbell’s constantly underdog Lions were a tenacious 11-6 versus the spread in his very first year (4-1 ATS vs. groups with winning documents), regularly surpassing assumptions as well as having fun with what can best be referred to as “Electric motor City spirit.” OC Ben Johnson is a complete unidentified, however he likely can not be even worse than previous OC Anthony Lynn, whom Campbell was sensible sufficient to disregard after simply one period on duty.
— Matthew Freedman

16. Seattle Seahawks
Sure, Pete Carroll has his drawbacks. His fascination with the running video game often silenced the prospective effect of optimal Russell Wilson. Carroll definitely has actually had a significant say in workers choices, as well as the Seahawks have actually made some interested conform the years, consisting of the profession for Jamal Adams as well as the multi-year forget of the offending line. Yet Carroll has actually likewise uploaded a. 593 winning portion in Seattle as well as has actually taken the Seahawks to the playoffs in 9 of his 12 periods. He led the Seahawks to successive Super Bowls in the 2013 as well as 2014 periods, defeating the Broncos in the very first one however after that shedding to the Patriots in the 2nd one when Russell Wilson tossed a goal-line interception on a play that many individuals assumed need to have been a handoff to Marshawn Lynch. Pete is traditional, however his gamers appear to enjoy him, as well as it’s tough to suggest with his performance history. The Seahawks are heading right into a restore. My associates appear to be holding that versus Carroll as well as his team. I’m rating him on his general body of job.
— Rub Fitzmaurice

17. Las Las Vega Raiders
McDaniels has a credibility of being an offending sharp. His lengthy period as the Patriots offending planner was rewarding, however just how much of the credit rating for that mosts likely to McDaniels, as well as just how much mosts likely to QB Tom Brady? In his only various other head-coaching job, McDaniels went 8-8 as well as 4-12 in 2 periods with the Broncos. The Colts prepared to work with McDaniels in 2018, however he notoriously revoked the task. It’s reasonable to commend him for his offending acumen, however the 46-year-old McDaniels has yet to verify that he can be an effective helmsman. McDaniels has an appealing protective planner in Patrick Graham, that overachieved with the Giants the last 2 periods.
— Rub Fitzmaurice

18. Philly Eagles
Nick Sirianni really did not specifically start his period as the Eagles’ prominent number with flying shades. Most of us had our chuckle as well as cringe minutes while enjoying his offseason pressers, however when the lights began as well as the routine period showed up, Sirianni strengthened his mentoring chops. The Eagles remarkably made the playoffs as well as have actually rapidly constructed a structure to build on in 2014’s success. Philly was 12th in offending EPA per play as well as factors racked up last period. They include A.J. Brown to the blend with the remainder of the deepness graph entering their 2nd period in the offending system. While the protection had not been controling, there are likewise factors for positive outlook on that particular side of the sphere. The Eagles enabled the eighth-lowest backyards per play as well as produced the eighth-best rush price. They include Haason Reddic to the mix to bring the warm as well as James Bradberry to hide wideouts on the backside. One more effective project as well as Sirianni will certainly locate himself also higher on this listing following year.
— DBro

19. Washington Commanders
Back-to-back seven-win periods does not seem like any kind of fantastic success, however it is when Taylor Heinicke, Alex Smith, Dwayne Haskins as well as Kyle Allen compose the group’s beginning QB space. Ron Rivera had a top-5 protection in his very first year with Washington that dragged his group right into the postseason.
— Andrew Erickson

20. Jacksonville Jaguars
We’re taking a jump of confidence with OC Press Taylor as well as DC Mike Caldwell, neither of whom has actually collaborated a system in the past, however HC Doug Pederson is just one of minority energetic Super Bowl-winning trainers with a background of making best use of quarterback efficiency (Alex Smith, Carson Wentz, Nick Foles), as well as he has actually set up a personnel of professional aides to sustain his young organizers in passing video game planner Jim Bob Cooter, quarterbacks instructor Mike McCoy as well as elderly protective aide Bob Sutton. The Jaguars do not have an above-average team, however it’s not the tragicomedy it was under the previous regimen.
— Matthew Freedman

21. Dallas Cowboys
About various other rankers, I’m obscenely high up on the Cowboys– as well as possibly that’s due to the fact that I’m a follower– however I do not believe so. If anything, I have actually traditionally been as well down on them. I’m not rapt with HC Mike McCarthy, that is 142-83-1 with Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers as well as Dak Prescott however 11-18-1 with all various other quarterbacks. McCarthy collapses without elite quarterback play to bail him out, as well as he’s comically poor at situational choice production– however he may have the NFL’s finest well-rounded team with OC Kellen Moore, DC Dan Quinn, STC John Fassel as well as OL instructor Joe Philbin. As poor as he is, McCarthy at the very least ought to obtain credit rating for bordering himself with individuals that are much much better at their work than he is.
— Matthew Freedman

22. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals went 11-6 last period as well as made the playoffs for the very first time given that the 2015 period, yet head instructor Kliff Kingsbury’s seat is cozy. Kingsbury has actually a. 500 document in 3 years in the desert, as well as while the Cardinals’ document has actually boosted yearly under Kingbury’s watch, the group entirely broke down late last period after a 10-2 beginning. Kingsbury gained a credibility of being an offending expert throughout 6 periods at Texas Technology, however the Cardinals have not come to be an offending giant throughout his period. Kingsbury has a skilled lineup, as well as protective planner Vance Joseph is a qualified lieutenant. The Cardinals require to make some major sound this period, or Kingsbury may need to begin house-hunting– which would certainly be an embarassment, due to the fact that Kingsbury’s current house is pretty sweet.
Rub Fitzmaurice

23. New Orleans Saints
Dennis Allen’s very first chance as head instructor really did not complement the Raiders (8-28). Yet I would certainly anticipate his effect on the Saints protection– top-5 in least factors enabled the last 2 periods– to obtain New Orleans back right into postseason opinion. Pete Carmichael’s lengthy period as offending planner given that 2019 need to assist minimize the loss of Sean Payton. The crime uploaded top-three numbers without Payton in 2012.
— Andrew Erickson

24. New York City Giants
After 2 grim years under Joe Court, the Giants chose to enter a brand-new instructions by providing Costs offending planner Brian Daboll his very first shot as a head instructor. Daboll functioned marvels with Buffalo’s crime the last 4 periods, molding QB Josh Allen right into an uber-weapon. Approved, Daboll has actually had much less effective offensive planner tenures with various other groups, however his desire to adjust his system to the staminas as well as weak points of his gamers provides hopes that he can restore the flagging profession of QB Daniel Jones. Daboll will certainly be functioning together with well-regarded protective planner Don “Wink” Martindale, that’ll supervise an NYG protection that overachieved in 2021.
— Rub Fitzmaurice

25. Denver Broncos
Nathaniel Hackett has actually assisted gas Aaron Rodgers to uber-efficient passing periods given that 2019, highlighted by the QB’s back-to-back MVP honors from 2020 to 2021. Yet there’s no question his biggest success was mentoring a top-5 racking up crime with Blake Bortles at quarterback in 2017 with Jacksonville. Be thrilled concerning what he can coordinate with Russell Wilson.
— Andrew Erickson

26. Atlanta Falcons
No ranker is reduced on the Falcons team than I am. On the one hand, HC Arthur Smith as well as OC Dave Ragone be worthy of credit rating as the men that identified exactly how to make use of WR-turned-RB Cordarrelle Patterson. On the various other hand, Smith’s plan in Atlanta was a lot less efficient than it had actually remained in Tennessee, where RB Derrick Henry as well as WR A.J. Brown made up for as well as concealed its asepticism. In addition to that, it’s feasible that DC Dean Pees, that has had the lowest-ranked devices of his profession over his previous 2 periods, is no more the hostile visionary he made use of to be.
— Matthew Freedman

27. New York City Jets
Robert Saleh was employed in New york city based upon his history mentoring elite defenses in San Franciso. In his very first year as head instructor, the Jets rated 32nd in factors enabled, 32nd in backyards enabled, 32nd in hurrying efforts encountered as well as 32nd in hurrying TDs enabled. Their protection was even worse in 2021 than in 2020 under Gregg Williams.
— Andrew Erickson

28. Miami Dolphins
We do not understand exactly how first-year HC Mike McDaniel as well as OC Frank Smith will certainly carry out in Miami, however McDaniel supervised superb running video games (2017-20) as well as collaborated a reliable crime (2021) in his 5 years with the 49ers, as well as Smith trained RB Austin Ekeler to his finest NFL period in his one year as the run video game planner for the Chargers. McDaniel had the knowledge to maintain DC Josh Boyer, whose device rated top-eight in takeaways in each of the previous 2 years, which mentoring connection need to profit the team on the whole.
— Matthew Freedman

29. Minnesota Vikings
HC Kevin O’Connell underwhelmed for the very first 5 years of his mentoring profession, however he the good news is invested the previous 2 periods helping Sean McVay– as well as currently he supervises of an NFL group. In A Similar Way, DC Ed Donatell fell short to differentiate himself in his very first 3 years as an instructor, however over the previous 11 years he has actually ridden Vic Fangio’s coattails as his leading aide, as well as currently he’s supervising the Vikings protection on his very own. Aide HC Mike Pettine collected a 10-22 document in his 2 years with the Browns. This team has a whole lot to verify over the following 2-3 years.
— Matthew Freedman

30. Houston Texans
Lovie Smith appeared like a fallback choice for the Texans in their head-coaching search. He strolls right into a desperate scenario: The Texans’ restore is mosting likely to be a multi-year task, as well as Smith possibly will not be about to choose whatever fruit it ultimately births. Yet the 63-year-old Smith is very valued around the organization as well as possibly isn’t a negative option to lead a young lineup. Smith assembled an 81-63 document in 9 years with the Bears, after that went 8-24 in 2 devastating periods with the Buccaneers. He’s invested the last 5 years at the College of Illinois, where he needed to take care of a serious ability deficiency in the Big 10 as well as went 17-39 therefore. Smith’s offending planner will certainly be Pep Hamilton, that hasn’t had an OC job given that parting methods with the Colts after the 2015 period.
— Rub Fitzmaurice

31. Chicago Bears
Matt Eberflus has actually been the Colts protective planner given that 2018. His defenses have actually rated inside the top-10 thrice in factors enabled as well as never ever even worse 16th in backyards enabled. Yet the worry is the unidentified assets on the offending side of the sphere, with Luke Getsy making his expert launching as offending planner. He formerly hung out as QBs coach/WRs coach/Offensive Quality assurance in Environment-friendly Bay.
— Andrew Erickson

32. Carolina Panthers
It’s reasonable to state that Matt Rhule gets on the spot in 2022 after going 10-23 in his very first 2 periods with the Panthers. Rhule as well as previous Carolina offensive planner Joe Brady have actually so far fallen short to draw Sam Darnold’s profession out of a tailspin, as well as currently Rhule is partnering with brand-new offending planner Ben McAdoo, that’s no person’s concept of a fantastic tactician. The probabilities are remote that Rhule will certainly still be holding this task a year from currently.
— Rub Fitzmaurice

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