The 2021-22 NFL playoffs characteristic 5 coaches with Tremendous Bowl championships and 4 first-timers.
Invoice Belichick and Andy Reid are on the high of our NFL postseason coach rankings, after all, and it is onerous to argue with 36 playoff appearances and eight Tremendous Bowl victories. Belichick is a default setting on the high, however the remainder of the checklist has some attention-grabbing debates.
Ought to Inexperienced Bay’s Matt LaFleur be ranked forward of Los Angeles’ Sean McVay? Strive the identical query with Buffalo’s Sean McDermott and Tennessee’s Mike Vrabel. In fact, Mike McCarthy is again within the playoff, too.
It is going to be attention-grabbing to see which first timer out of Kliff Kingsbury, Zac Taylor, Nick Sirianni and Wealthy Bisaccia can get their first victory.
With that in thoughts, here’s a take a look at Sporting Information NFL playoff coach rankings:
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1. Invoice Belichick, Patriots
Document: 290-143 (31-12 playoffs)
Belichick tied Don Shula with a NFL report nineteenth playoff look by main New England to a 10-7 report this season. Belichick has gained six Tremendous Bowls as a head coach and two extra as a coordinator, and his presence alone within the playoffs makes the rubber-match with Buffalo attention-grabbing. Can Belichick lead a playoff run with out Tom Brady? We’re about to search out out.
2. Andy Reid, Chiefs
Document: 233-135-1, (17-15)
Reid is fourth all time with 17 playoff appearances. There’s a sturdy case to place Reid at No. 1 based mostly on the “proper now” issue. The Chiefs are searching for a 3rd straight Tremendous Bowl journey, and the Reid-Patrick Mahomes combo is 6-2 within the postseason. Reid is 7-6 within the playoffs since taking on at Kansas Metropolis.
3. Mike Tomlin, Steelers
Document: 154-85-2 (8-8)
Tomlin has two Tremendous Bowl appearances, and the Steelers have by no means had a shedding report since he took over in 2008. Pittsburgh, nevertheless, has not gained a playoff recreation since 2016. The Steelers did lead a last-minute playoff run to increase the Ben Roethlisberger farewell tour, however a matchup with the Chiefs will not be simple. That stated, Tomlin may have a number of tips to make it aggressive.
4. Bruce Arians, Buccaneers
Document: 80-48-1 (5-2)
Arians joined the Tremendous Bowl-winning fraternity final season, and he has an opportunity to guide the Buccaneers to back-to-back championships. Tom Brady helps, however Tampa Bay has handled accidents and the fallout from Antonio Brown’s launch after Week 17. Nonetheless, the items are in place for an additional run, and if something Tampa Bay is not being talked about sufficient proper now.
5. Matt LaFleur, Packers
Document: 39-10 (2-2)
LaFleur has led the Packers to the most effective report within the common season, and that features back-to-back NFC North championship appearances. Inexperienced Bay is about up for an additional run because the No. 1 seed, and the drama will probably be excessive given final 12 months’s offseason with Aaron Rodgers. LaFleur was questioned for the late area aim towards Tampa Bay in final 12 months’s NFC championship. He responded effectively, however now could be the time for a Tremendous Bowl run. That will not be simple.
6. Sean McVay, Rams
Document: 55-26, 3-3
McVay has led the Rams to 4 10-win seasons in 5 years, and he does have a Tremendous Bowl look. LaFleur did win the head-to-head within the playoffs final 12 months and common season this 12 months, nevertheless. The Rams have the star energy essential to make one other run, however it’s on McVay to guide it now.
7. Mike McCarthy, Cowboys
Document: 144-92-2, 10-8
McCarthy has a successful report in Inexperienced Bay with Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, too. He is the fifth coach on this checklist with a Tremendous Bowl championship, and he is again within the playoffs after main Dallas to a 12-5 report. McCarthy is making his tenth playoff look, and his groups gained a minimum of one recreation in six of these 10 seasons. He hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2016. We’ll make him show it once more.
8. Mike Vrabel, Titans
Document: 41-24 (4-2)
Vrabel has 4 straight successful seasons, and the Titans are the No. 1 seed within the AFC regardless of the harm to Derrick Henry. Tennessee was a one-and-done final season, and they’ll get a tricky second-round matchup. Can Vrabel get this crew again to the AFC championship, this time with home-field benefit?
9. Sean McDermott, Payments
Document: 49-32 (2-3)
McDermott is on a rollin the common season. The Payments are 34-15 within the common season, which is tied for the third greatest report within the NFL in that stretch. McDermott led the Payments to the AFC championship final season, and the expertise is there on either side to make one other playoff run.
10. Kyle Shanahan, 49ers
Document: 39-42 (2-1)
Shanahan does have a Tremendous Bowl run, and the 49ers made a formidable last-ditch playoff run this season. That stated, Vrabel and McDermott have been extra constant within the common season. Shanahan can show that another time by main San Francisco to an upset win within the high-profile showdown towards the Cowboys.
11. Kliff Kingsbury, Cardinals
Document: 24-24-1 (0-0)
Kingsbury is making his first playoff look, and there have been ups-and-downs for the Cardinals this season. Kyler Murray was the precise decide to construct the franchise round, and accidents have gotten in the best way this season. Nonetheless, Arizona gained 11 video games in a division that produced three playoff groups.
12. Zac Taylor, Bengals
Document: 16-32-1 (0-0)
Taylor’s first two seasons produced a 6-25-1 report, however he silenced a lot of the critics by guiding the Bengals to a 10-7 report and AFC North Division title. The Bengals have a top-10 scoring offense at 27.1 ppg, and Taylor proved he is the precise coach for a crew constructed round offensive stars Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase. If the Bengals break a postseason win drought that extends again to 1990, then that may drive that time dwelling.
13. Nick Sirianni, Eagles
Document: 9-8 (0-0)
Sirianni is one in all six rookie coaches who began the season, and he’s the one one who made the postseason. The Eagles ranked twelfth within the NFL in scoring (26.1), and Sirianni has maximized the abilities of quarterback Jalen Hurts. Philadelphia gained six of its final eight video games, too.
14. Wealthy Bisaccia, Raiders
Document: 7-5 (0-0)
That is on no account a knock on Bisaccia, who took the Raiders to the playoffs as an interim coach following Jon Gruden’s resignation. The 61 12 months previous coach has been a lifetime assistant within the school and professional recreation since 1983. Bisaccia deserves consideration for the Raiders’ job, particularly if they’ll beat Cincinnati within the AFC Wild Card spherical.