From last to first, here’s how each of the NFL’s head coaches stack up.
It’s always interesting to rank anything from bottom to top. In the case of the 32 head coaches in the National Football League, there’s certainly an edge given here to those with experience. You will no doubt notice that some of the new hires who have never guided a club from the sidelines are at the top/bottom of the list.
Of course, the names in the Top 10 should also be very familiar as well. But some of those best at their job could face some interesting challenges this upcoming season, most notably a legend who will have to “do his job” without a player who was with the organization for 20 seasons.
32. Joe Judge (New York Giants)
A longtime assistant coach for the New England Patriots, Joe Judge will be the fourth different sideline leader for Big Blue since 2017 – following Ben McAdoo, interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo and Pat Shurmur. He inherits a club that’s with a combined 12-36 mark the past three seasons and hasn’t been to the playoffs since finishing ’16.
31. Matt Rhule (Carolina Panthers)
The new man at the controls of the Carolina Panthers is former University of Baylor head coach Matt Rhule. He’s actually the first offensive-minded head coach in the history of a franchise that dates back to 1995. This was a team that dropped its final eight games in 2019 but stressed offense in free agency and defense during the draft.
30. Matt Patricia (Detroit Lions)
It’s been a rough two years for the former defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots. The Lions have finished last in the NFC North each year under Matt Patricia’s command, the club owns a 9-23-1 record with him at the helm and it enters 2020 with a nine-game losing streak. A make-or-break year for the 45-year-old coach?
29. Kevin Stefanski (Cleveland Browns)
The recent offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings becomes the franchise’s 12th different head coach since 1999. Cleveland’s offense was problem-plagued a year ago and quarterback Baker Mayfield had his issues with ball security. But Kevin Stefanski (via Andrew Gribble of ClevelandBrowns.com) has a lot of talent to work with here.