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Want to be an NFL Coach? You’d Better be a Winner!!!

By Chris Malumphy

Think head coaching in the NFL is a tough, results oriented job? You may not have given consideration to how tough it actually is. Of the 31 currently filled spots (the 49ers position currently being vacant), only 7 coaches have lifetime losing records. Even more astounding, only three current head coaches have lifetime records that are more than two games below .500: the Redskins' Jay Gruden (21-26-1 overall and 8-7-1 in 2016), the Titans' Mike Mularkey (27-46 overall and 9-7 in 2016) and the Browns' Hue Jackson (9-23 overall and 1-15 in 2016).

Only Current NFL Head Coaches with Losing Lifetime Records
CoachTeamCurrent
Team
Tenure
WLTPct
Todd BowlesJets2015171800.486
Doug MarroneJaguars2016161800.471
Jay GrudenRedskins2014212610.448
Doug PedersonEagles20167900.438
Mike MularkeyTitans2016274600.370
Hue JacksonBrowns201692300.281
Anthony LynnChargers20170100.000

2017 Coaching Carousel
CoachLifetimeCurrent Team2016
WLTPctTenureTeamWLTPctWLTPct
Ben McAdoo11500.6882016Giants11500.68811500.688
Bill Belichick23711500.6732000Patriots2017100.73914200.875
Mike McCarthy1146110.6512006Packers1146110.65110600.625
Bruce Arians412210.6482013Cardinals412210.6487810.469
Mike Tomlin1035700.6442007Steelers1035700.64411500.688
Adam Gase10600.6252016Dolphins10600.62510600.625
Chuck Pagano493100.6132012Colts493100.6138800.500
Andy Reid17311410.6022013Chiefs432100.67212400.750
Dan Quinn191300.5942015Falcons191300.59411500.688
John Harbaugh855900.5902008Ravens855900.5908800.500
Pete Carroll1037210.5882010Seahawks704110.62910510.656
Sean Payton946600.5882006Saints946600.5887900.438
Bill O'Brien272100.5632014Texans272100.5639700.563
Dirk Koetter9700.5632016Buccaneers9700.5639700.563
Jason Garrett584600.5582010Cowboys584600.55813300.813
Ron Rivera534210.5572011Panthers534210.55761000.375
Jim Caldwell534300.5522014Lions272100.5639700.563
Mike Zimmer262200.5422014Vikings262200.5428800.500
Marvin Lewis11810330.5332003Bengals11810330.5336910.406
John Fox12811200.5332015Bears92300.28131300.188
Gary Kubiak827500.5222015Broncos211100.6569700.563
Jeff Fisher17316510.5122012Rams314510.4094900.308
Jack Del Rio878400.5092015Raiders191300.59412400.750
Todd Bowles171800.4862015Jets151700.46951100.313
Rex Ryan616600.4802015Bills151600.4847800.467
Doug Marrone161800.4712016Jaguars1100.5001100.500
Jay Gruden212610.4482014Redskins212610.4488710.531
Chip Kelly283500.444201649ers21400.12521400.125
Doug Pederson7900.4382016Eagles7900.4387900.438
Mike McCoy273700.4222013Chargers273700.42251100.313
Mike Mularkey274600.3702016Titans9700.5639700.563
Hue Jackson92300.2812016Browns11500.06311500.063
Gus Bradley144800.2262013Jaguars144800.22621200.143
Vance Joseph0000.0002017Broncos        
Sean McDermott0000.0002017Bills        
Sean McVay0000.0002017Rams        
Anthony Lynn0100.0002016Bills0100.0000100.000
2017Chargers        
John Fassel0300.0002016Rams0300.0000300.000

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