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McVay took a lot of flak for a bad 2019 season … when the Rams still won nine video games. Pederson has actually won 9 video games in back-to-back seasons. Heres what hes done as the Vikings coach for the past six seasons: Hes won 59.9 percent of his video games, great enough for a 57-38-1 record.

Steelers Mike Tomlin Regular season: 133-74-1 (.642 )Postseason: 8-7 (.533 )Mike Tomlin has enjoyed a successful training career that consists of two trips to the Super Bowl and one champion, however the 2019 season, which ended without a playoff look, mayve been his best-ever training job. Rams Sean McVay Regular season: 33-15 (.688 )Postseason: 2-2 (.500 )For as much criticism as Sean McVay took after a frustrating 2019 season, its important to put that frustrating season in context. His frustrating 2019 season still consisted of nine wins, which means his record after 3 seasons is 33-15, which indicates his winning percentage is 68.8.

Eagles Doug Pederson Regular season: 38-26 (.594 )Postseason: 4-2 (.667 )In four seasons with the Eagles, even though he has dealt with a rash of injuries, Doug Pederson owns a 38-26 record, excellent enough for a winning portion of 59.4. While the Eagles have not cashed in on their potential over the previous two seasons, theyve still managed to make the playoffs in both seasons. Seahawks Pete Carroll Regular season: 133-90-1 (.596 )Postseason: 11-9 (.550 )If this list was based on losses and wins alone, Pete Carroll would rank closer to the top.

49ers Kyle Shanahan Regular season: 23-25 (.479 )Postseason: 2-1 (.667 )It would not be unexpected if Shanahan, only 40 years old, is ultimately the best coach in the league. In 2017, the 49ers started Brian Hoyer and C.J. Beathard at quarterback, going a combined 1-10 with those two quarterbacks before Jimmy Garoppolo arrived through trade and won the last 5 games of the season. As a result, Shanahan posted a 10-22 record in his very first 2 seasons as an NFL head coach.

That appears unreasonable. Even if you subscribe to the belief that Shanahan chokes in big minutes, you can still acknowledge his achievement as an offending play-caller while understanding that hes a young coach. Hes just been a head coach for three seasons. Hes only had his quarterback of choice for one of those 3 seasons. Shanahan ought to continue to rise up this list. 4. Saints Sean Payton Regular season: 131-77 (.630 )Postseason: 8-7 (.533 )After a three-year stretch of mediocrity that saw them win 7 video games per season from 2014-16, Sean Paytons Saints have recovered their status as an elite NFL team with 37 wins over their past three seasons. If not for some dreadful luck in the postseason, they mayve claimed another Super Bowl. Yet even without a second champion, Paytons Saints remain one of the leagues leading groups year in and year out, making Payton one of the leagues best coaches. In his 13 seasons, he owns a 131-77 record, great enough for a 63.0 winning portion. Hes made the playoffs eight times. Hes won a Super Bowl. His offenses are often good. In 11 of 13 seasons, the Saints have completed with a top-10 offense by points scored. Payton is another Super Bowl far from being spoken about as one of the leagues best-ever coaches. Thinking about the Saints are generally in the playoffs, where their luck has entirely vaporized in current seasons, theyre going to have a good possibility of doing so. With Drew Brees nearing retirement, Payton is running out of time to get his 2nd. Even if he doesnt win another Super Bowl, Paytons tradition as an excellent coach is currently protected.

3. Ravens John Harbaugh Regular season: 118-74 (.615 )Postseason: 10-7 (.588 )First, lets evaluation John Harbaughs resume, due to the fact that it deserves praise. In his 12 seasons as the coach of the Ravens, hes averaging 9.8 wins per season, has actually made the playoffs 8 times, has actually won a Super Bowl, and just took his first Coach of the Year award. But what solidified Harbaughs status as a top-three coach is his work over the previous two seasons, particularly with Lamar Jackson. Harbaugh made the switch from Joe Flacco to Lamar Jackson midway through last season. Despite their extreme distinction in playing designs, the Ravens went 6-1 with Jackson at quarterback. Last offseason, the Ravens proceeded to make changes to their offense to cater it towards Jacksons strengths. That may appear like an apparent thing to do, but in the NFL, it does not always occur. Coaches are in some cases resistant to alter. They d prefer for their players fit their system rather than the tailoring the system around their gamers. Harbaugh, together with the rest of his training personnel, built the perfect offense for Jacksons indisputable skill, and was rewarded with an awesome 14-2 season that ended prematurely in the playoffs. With Jackson installed as the groups long-term starter, the Ravens are set to construct off that season and ultimately take it a step even more. Harbaugh has likewise shown a determination to use analytics to make much better in-game decisions. While lots of coaches in the NFL are resistant to change, Harbaugh has actually embraced change. The Ravens converted an NFL-high 17 4th downs at an NFL-high success rate of 70.8 percent. Its Harbaughs willingness to progress that makes me feel great his positioning on this list will age well. Not to mention, hes going to be paired with Jackson for the next years. The pair has actually currently won 19 of its 22 regular-season games together. All thats missing out on is success in January..

2. Chiefs Andy Reid Regular season: 207-128-1 (.618 )Postseason: 15-14 (.517 )Finally, Andy Reid got the benefit his outstanding career so completely been worthy of. After going 130-93-1 with the Eagles for 14 years, however failing to capture a Lombardi Trophy, and after balancing almost 11 wins per season in his very first 6 years in charge of the Chiefs, Reid lastly put all of it together in his 21st season as an NFL head coach. In 2019, Reids Chiefs went 12-4 to press his record with the group to 77-35 (68.8 percent) before going on to win the Super Bowl. Reids resume is now total. Hes won 61.8 percent of his video games throughout his 2 training jobs. Hes seventh all-time in wins. Hes got his Super Bowl. And with Patrick Mahomes locked in as the groups long-term starting quarterback, Reid is going to leap up the all-time wins leaderboard in the years to come and likely add more Lombardi Trophies to his cabinet. Its more than simply the wins and now, playoff success. Its also about how Reids groups win. Hes the very best offensive coach in the league. Sure, theres an argument to be made that any group would be effective with Mahomes at quarterback, but its difficult to imagine another group having as much success with Mahomes that the Chiefs are enjoying through 2 full seasons. Together, Mahomes and Reid boast a near identical, but slightly better winning portion (including the playoffs) than Bill Belichick and Tom Bradys winning percentage together. Without Reid, its impossible to envision Mahomes ending up being the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000-plus backyards and 50-plus goals in a single season in his first-ever season as an NFL starting quarterback. And lets not forget that Reid took pleasure in plenty of success with a game-manager kind of quarterback in Alex Smith. Hes handled to win video games with someone like Matt Moore as just recently as this previous season. Theres a reason Reids groups are often excellent on offense. Its not always the quarterbacks. But it is constantly the coach. In Reids 21 seasons as a coach, his offenses have completed in the top 10 in points 13 times. if Belichick retires before Reid, hell be changed atop this list by Reid. 1. Patriots Bill Belichick Regular season: 273-127 (.683 )Postseason: 31-12 (.721 )The undeniable finest coach in the NFL, Bill Belichick, is likewise probably the best coach in the history of the sport. Heading into his 21st season in charge of the Patriots, Belichick has actually won an astonishing 74.1 percent of his regular-season video games with the team. Hes balancing 11.9 wins per season. Hes been to the playoffs in 17 of those 20 seasons, posting a 30-11 record in the postseason, sufficient for a 73.2 winning percentage. Hes been to 9 Super Bowls– again in 20 seasons. Hes won six Super Bowls– the most in NFL history. Heck, even before he arrived in New England, he managed to take the Cleveland Browns to the playoffs. He even won a playoff video game in Cleveland. The Browns havent won a playoff game because.

With Tom Brady having actually departed New England for Tampa Bay in totally free company, Belichick is going to be forced to win video games without arguably the greatest quarterback of all time. Hes won plenty without Brady prior to. In 2016, when Brady was suspended for the first four video games, the Patriots went 3-1 with their 2nd and third-string quarterbacks.

Rams Sean McVay Regular season: 33-15 (.688 )Postseason: 2-2 (.500 )For as much criticism as Sean McVay took after a disappointing 2019 season, its important to put that disappointing season in context. His frustrating 2019 season still consisted of 9 wins, which suggests his record after 3 seasons is 33-15, which suggests his winning portion is 68.8. Saints Sean Payton Regular season: 131-77 (.630 )Postseason: 8-7 (.533 )After a three-year stretch of mediocrity that saw them win 7 games per season from 2014-16, Sean Paytons Saints have actually recovered their status as an elite NFL group with 37 wins over their previous 3 seasons. In his 12 seasons as the coach of the Ravens, hes averaging 9.8 wins per season, has actually made the playoffs 8 times, has won a Super Bowl, and simply seized his first Coach of the Year award. After going 130-93-1 with the Eagles for 14 years, however stopping working to catch a Lombardi Trophy, and after balancing almost 11 wins per season in his first six years in charge of the Chiefs, Reid lastly put it all together in his 21st season as an NFL head coach.