If you want to start an energized discussion, ask a bunch of football fanatics who they believe are the greatest NFL coaches in history. While there will usually be many names tossed around, there are always a few that rise to the top. Here are some of the best coaches in the history of the game.
This is the name that is usually unanimous when talking about the best NFL coach in history. Shula had the winningest record in history with a record of 347-173-6. He led his teams, the Miami Dolphins, and the Baltimore Colts to the Super Bowl six times and coached 33 seasons, holding the NFL record for the most games coached. It’s no surprise that he made it here on this list.
As coach of the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi won three NFL championships in a row and won the first two Super Bowls he coached. After losing the NFL championship his second year with the Packers, he won the next nine post-season games.
During his time with the San Francisco 49ers, Walsh led the team to three Super Bowl wins. He developed the West Coast offense which is still used today.
Belichick was named Coach of the Year twice and is still coaching. He and Tom Brady, the quarterback for the Patriots have won more games together than any other quarterback/coach team in the NFL.
Landry was never on the field without his fedora. He is also considered one of the most innovative coaches in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys had 20 straight winning seasons under his tutelage.
Gibbs coached the Washington Redskins twice. He is in the NFL Hall of Fame had led the Redskins to three Superbowl wins.
While with the Denver Broncos, Shanahan led the team to two Super Bowl wins and 138 regular game victories.
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