Gary Kubiak, you have your work cut out for you.
The current coach of the defending champion Denver Broncos took a 12-4 team with a soon-to-be-retired quarterback to the promised land last season, upending the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl.
That game pitted two very defensive-minded coaches against one another in a game where pivots, one old in Peyton Manning and one young in Cam Newton, were nearly irrelevant.
This is Kubiak’s second head coaching job in the NFL and spoiler alert, he makes this list.
Many great coaches have graced the sidelines in NFL history, guiding monstrous men to new heights. And if you didn’t know it already, the Super Bowl trophy, which Kubiak hoisted in February, is named after one of them (spoiler alert again, he makes the list).
We have scoured the record books and have made our choices for the best head coaches of all 32 teams. In most cases, tie-breakers went to those with the most championships, regardless of winning percentage. Here they are, AFC to NFC.
Might as well start with the greatest coach of the last 20 years, Bill Belichick. Love him or hate him, all he does is win and he could arguably be the greatest NFL head coach of all time. In 16 seasons, he has guided the Patriots to a sterling 187-69 record (.710 winning percentage). Even better, Belichick’s record in the post-season is 22-9, including four Super Bowl championships and six AFC championships. If not for an improbable loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII, his 2007 team might have gone 19-0.