Ranking top 10 coaches in NFL: Mike Zimmer remains underappreciated, Sean McVay suddenly underrated
NFL coaches might have more influence on the outcome of a game than any other coaches in any other sport. They get to actually dictate what their players are doing nearly every moment of the game. They have to make real-time decisions about the clock, timeouts, challenging plays, and so on. They have the power to wreck or steal a game.
Welcome to CBS Sports' official coaching rankings. Over the past couple weeks, we ranked the 10 best players at every single position group -- from quarterbacks to kickers and punters (yes, really). Now we turn our attention to coaches. Below, you'll find my rankings for the top 10 coaches in the NFL right now.
But first, a few notes about the list:
• This is not based on who I think will win the most games in 2020. If it were, Andy Reid and John Harbaugh would be above Bill Belichick, because they have better football teams than Belichick right now.
• This is not based entirely on past success. If it were, Pete Carroll and Mike Tomlin would be ranked higher.
• For Eagles fans specifically: Sean McVay has won roughly 69 percent of his games. Doug Pederson has won roughly 59 percent of his games. McVay took a bunch of flak for a bad 2019 season ... when the Rams still won nine games. Pederson has won nine games in back-to-back seasons. He also went 7-9 in his first season, which McVay has never done. On that note, Super Bowls are not the only thing that ...
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