Rating the NFL’s playoff head coaches in 2022, from Invoice Belichick to Wealthy Bisaccia

The 2021-22 NFL playoffs function 5 coaches with Tremendous Bowl championships and 4 first-timers. 

Invoice Belichick and Andy Reid are on the prime of our NFL postseason coach rankings, in fact, and it is arduous to argue with 36 playoff appearances and eight Tremendous Bowl victories. Belichick is a default setting on the prime, however the remainder of the listing 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. After all, Mike McCarthy is again within the playoff, too. 

It will likely 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 file nineteenth playoff look by main New England to a 10-7 file 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 in search of 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. 

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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 dropping file since he took over in 2008. Pittsburgh, nonetheless, 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 straightforward. That mentioned, Tomlin may have just a few 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 one more run, and if something Tampa Bay is not being talked about sufficient proper now. 

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5. Matt LaFleur, Packers

Document: 39-10 (2-2) 

LaFleur has led the Packers to the very best file within the common season, and that features back-to-back NFC North championship appearances. Inexperienced Bay is about up for one more 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 straightforward. 

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, nonetheless. The Rams have the star energy essential to make one other run, but it surely’s on McVay to guide it now. 

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7. Mike McCarthy, Cowboys

Document: 144-92-2, 10-8 

McCarthy has a successful file in Inexperienced Bay with Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, too. He is the fifth coach on this listing with a Tremendous Bowl championship, and he is again within the playoffs after main Dallas to a 12-5 file. McCarthy is making his tenth playoff look, and his groups gained at the very least 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 damage to Derrick Henry. Tennessee was a one-and-done final season, and they’re going to get a tricky second-round matchup. Can Vrabel get this workforce again to the AFC championship, this time with home-field benefit?  

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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 finest file 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 powerful last-ditch playoff run this season. That mentioned, Vrabel and McDermott have been extra constant within the common season. Shanahan can show that once more by main San Francisco to an upset win within the high-profile showdown towards the Cowboys.

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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 proper decide to construct the franchise round, and accidents have gotten in the way in which 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 file, however he silenced a lot of the critics by guiding the Bengals to a 10-7 file and AFC North Division title. The Bengals have a top-10 scoring offense at 27.1 ppg, and Taylor proved he is the proper coach for a workforce 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 can drive that time residence. 

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13. Nick Sirianni, Eagles

Document: 9-8 (0-0) 

Sirianni is one among 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 skills 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 by no means 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 faculty and professional recreation since 1983. Bisaccia deserves consideration for the Raiders’ job, particularly if they will beat Cincinnati within the AFC Wild Card spherical.



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