Chargers: Ranking Brandon Staley and every NFL head coach after 2021

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7. Sean McDermott, Buffalo Bills

Sean McDermott led the Buffalo Bills to their first playoff appearance since the 1990s with Tyrod Taylor at quarterback and that was just the start of what he would do in Buffalo. He (and Josh Allen) have turned the Bills into one of the best teams in the league over the last three years and if the Kansas City Chiefs were an NFC team, the Bills might be going on their second Super Bowl appearance.

6. Kyle Shanahan, San Francisco 49ers

Kyle Shanahan made the Super Bowl with Jimmy Garappolo as his quarterback and he is one win away from doing it again! Shanahan is one of the best offensive minds in the game and as long as the 49ers are not ravaged with injuries, they are a competitive team. If he wins this Sunday, he should surpass no. 5 on this list.

5. Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams

Even though Sean McVay struggles head-to-head against Shanahan, he gets the nod for two reasons. First, he made his Super Bowl with Jared Goff as his quarterback. That is much worse than Jimmy G. Second, McVay has never had a losing season and has a better regular-season record than Shanahan and it really is not that close.

4. John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens

John Harbaugh won a Super Bowl with Joe Flacco! The Baltimore Ravens have consistently been a playoff-caliber team over the last decade and a half and it took a myriad of injuries (and one-point losses) this season for the Ravens to miss the playoffs this year. Harbaugh is sixth among current head coaches in wins and has made the playoffs nine times in 14 years. He has had one losing season.