Even the greatest player can’t win a Super Bowl without the right system and more importantly, the right coaches. It takes an elite head coach to work with his assistants and propel a team to true postseason success. Today we’ll look at every NFL franchise’s best and worst coach since 2000. It’s amazing the disparity between success and failure.
Some of these head coaches won multiple Super Bowls and had amazing winning records. Others ran franchises into the ground so much that it took decades to recover. Meanwhile, there are outliers like the Patriots who retained a single coach for multiple decades with repeated success. Then there are the likes of the Raiders who barely had one decent option to choose from. Remember these coaches – good and bad – right here.
The Cardinals are one of the strangest NFL franchises out there. They don’t experience a lot of playoff success but occasionally threaten to build something special. Ken Whisenhunt is probably their greatest coach ever and led the team to its only Super Bowl appearance. That came in 2009 when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated them in Tampa Bay.
Meanwhile, there are a few contenders for their worst coach since 2000. But Steve Wilks earned this dubious recognition after his one-and-d0ne 2018 season. He led the team to a miserable 3-13 record and showed no signs of improvement throughout the year. Arguably, the recently fired Kliff Kingsbury deserves mention for wasting some great talent (via Sports Illustrated).