Nine contemporary NFL head coaches have received a Super Bowl: Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll, Jon Gruden, John Harbaugh, Sean Payton, Mike McCarthy, Doug Pederson, Andy Reid and Mike Tomlin. But what about the different 23 guys who are seeking the elusive Lombardi Trophy?
Houston’s Bill O’Brien and Minnesota’s Mike Zimmer are the longest-tenured head coaches nevertheless looking out for a Lombardi Trophy, having led their respective groups for six seasons. Ringless Ron Rivera is set to begin his tenth season as an NFL head coach, albeit with a new corporation in Washington. Bruce Arians and Dan Quinn have every logged 5 seasons as an NFL head coach, and 18 others are both extraordinarily young in their head-coaching careers or simply starting out.
So, which head coach has the best danger to win his first Super Bowl in the upcoming season?
STEVE MARIUCCI: The soccer world finally noticed what the San Francisco 49ers have been capable of beneath Kyle Shanahan in the 2019 campaign. They were one of the nice teams over the entire course of the season. However were unable to end the job in February, when they suffered a Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. That one will sting for a while. But I anticipate this team, which is full of intelligence after GM John Lynch finished every other true offseason, to be as hungry as any this fall. The 49ers are nonetheless the group to beat in the NFC. Shanahan will get every other threat soon.
NATE BURLESON: The two coaches who come to idea are Bruce Arians and Sean McDermott. Arians has to be delighted with the offseason his Tampa Bay Buccaneers have experienced, especially after winning the Tom Brady sweepstakes in March. The Bucs now boast the sport’s ultimate winner at quarterback (Brady has SIX Lombardis) — and given the fact that Brady has the Michael Jordan effect, each player on that roster will play better.
DAVID CARR: Kyle Shanahan was once minutes away from winning Super Bowl LIV, however play-calling selections and the play of Patrick Mahomes sent him lower back to the Bay Area except a Lombardi Trophy. Despite the crushing Super Bowl loss on February, I like what the San Francisco 49ers have carried out this offseason. They’ve re-signed some key gamers (DL Arik Armstead, S Jimmie Ward), traded for others (LT Trent Williams) and drafted wants (DT Javon Kinlaw, WR Brandon Aiyuk). Shanahan’s crew is poised to make every other deep postseason run, giving him a 1/3 chance (the first was as Falcons OC in Super Bowl LI) to maintain on to a late-game lead in the massive game.