12. Joe Gibbs, Washington
In 16 years at the helm in Washington, Joe Gibbs won 154 games, taking his team to the Super Bowl four times and winning three championships. Gibbs surrounded himself with elite coaching talent, facilitated the first African-American Super Bowl-winning quarterback. Since he retired for the second time in 2008, Washington has done nothing of consequence.
13. John Madden, Oakland Raiders
What a run John Madden had with the Raiders. He led the team for just 10 seasons, averaging over 10 wins per campaign, and his .759 winning percentage is the second-best in the history of the NFL. Under his guidance, the Raiders won seven division titles. He was carried off the field by his players after their team won Super Bowl XI.
14. Bud Grant, Minnesota Vikings
Before becoming the head coach of the Vikings in 1967, Bud Grant won four championships in the CFL. At the NFL level, Grant’s prowess went on to shine through. The Minnesota Vikings got to four Super Bowls and won the championship in 1969. His Purple People Eaters defense also remains one of the best in the NFL history.
15. Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs
When Andy Reid is finally done with football, he will almost certainly be ranked higher thanks to his budding relationship with superstar Patrick Mahomes. He was very successful as the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and has improved his stock since joining the Chiefs in 2013. He finally got his Super Bowl ring at the end of last year’s campaign and could be in line for much more.
16. Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh Steelers
In 1992, Bill Cowher took over for the legendary Chuck Noll and then continued the winning tradition in Pittsburgh. During 15 seasons, his Steelers won 149 games, 8 division titles and got to two Super Bowls. After more than a decade of near-misses, Cowher finally won a Super Bowl after the 2005 NFL season.