The AFC West is loaded with pretty solid NFL head coaches. Here is how I rank them heading into the 2016 season:
1. Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs – Reid just keeps winning no matter when he coaches. He led the Chiefs to a 11-5 record and then he went 1-1 in the playoffs. Reid is now 31-17 (64.6%) in the regular season and 1-2 (33.3%) in the playoffs in his first three years with the Chiefs. Reid is now 161-110-1 (59.4%) in his 17 years as an NFL head coach during the regular season. He is also 11-11 (50%) in the playoffs so far in his career. He is currently #16 in regular season wins (161) and he is also tied for #9 in post-season wins (11) in NFL history!
2. Gary Kubiak, Denver Broncos – 54-year old Gary Kubiak led the Broncos to a Super Bowl win in his first year on the job in 2015. He was 12-4 (75%) during the regular season and 3-0 in the post-season. But it hasn’t always been peaches and cream for Kubiak. Kubiak is 73-68 (51.8%) during the regular season in his first 9 years as an NFL head coach. He is also 5-2 (71.4%) in the playoffs so far in his NFL career.
3. Jack Del Rio, Oakland Raiders – 53-year old Jack Del Rio has a lot of experience as an NFL head coach, but he has gotten so-so results to this point in his career. He led the Raiders to a 7-9 (43.8%) record in his first year in charge for the Raiders in 2015. He is now 75-80 (48.4%) in the regular season in his first 10 years as an NFL head coach. He is only 1-2 (33.3%) in the playoffs so far in his career.
4. Mike McCoy, San Diego Chargers – 44-year old Mike McCoy almost got fired at the end of the 2015 season, as the Chargers were a pretty poor 4-12 (25%) last year. He is now 22-26 (45.8%) in his first three regular seasons as the Chargers’ head coach. They are 1-1 under McCoy in the playoffs.