Top 10 Worst NFL Head Coaches Since 2000

The Top Ten
1 Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer what is there to say? He won 2 Nattys in college one with Florida then Ohio State unfortunately that doesn't translate to NFL success. He was 2-11 before being canned and His tenure was a disaster from the start. Where to begin? First he hired former Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle, but he had to resign the next day because of accusations of making racist remarks to players while with the Hawkeyes. Then after a 24-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Meyer stayed and did not return to Jacksonville with the team which is odd but what made this truly disturbing is the fact he was caught on video touching a woman inappropriately at a bar who was not his wife. Then reports of Meyer being abusive to his players and calling his assistant coaches losers surfaced, culminating in former kicker Josh Lambo accusing him of being physically abusive during a pregame warmup in the preseason. Even worse is the fact that he is ruining Trevor Lawrence who's one of the greatest quarterback ...more

2 Bobby Petrino

Bobby Petrino got Louisville on track then he accepted the Atlanta job where he had Michael Vick unfortunately Vick was sentenced to jail for his role in an illegal dogfighting ring. In a disastrous 3-10 season Petrino left with three games to go in the season to take the head-coaching job at Arkansas and informed his players with a four-sentence, laminated note in each of their lockers. The way he left Atlanta alone deserves a spot on this list regardless of the on field results

3 Hue Jackson

Hue Jackson has one of the worst winning percentages of any head coach in NFL history going 3-36-1 with the Browns which is unacceptable. He did have a stint with the Raiders where he was 8-8 so it's not like he was completely stupid. In his defense the Browns were going through a deep rebuild so the team was stripped of talent and he was left with a bare bones group of players. Near the end of his tenure he had clashed with Todd Haley and Baler Mayfield

4 Matt Patricia

Matt Patricia was a total hack of a coach unsurprisingly from the Belichick tree. The Lions were trying to become the "Midwest Patriots" the Lions were that one kid who copies off the smart kid's homework but doesn't change it and gets caught. This guy was not the right fit at all he had a bad relationship with Stafford and made this team practice outside when the Lions play in a dome. Patricia was a failure from the start having a toxic relationship with almost all the players and all the Caldwell era progress where the Lions were actually respectable was undone. You can be tough on your players like Belichick but there's a difference he actually has pedigree and success when you do it you come off as just being an ass.

5 Bill O'Brien

You know it's bad when Bill O Brien was the best coach from the Belichick coaching tree. He did make the playoffs multiple times so record wise he doesn't belong here but then he made some of the most hilariously idiotic moves including trading DeAndre Hopkins away for David Johnson and he also managed to blow a 24-0 lead to Kansas City in the 2019 playoffs. He also made himself the GM which only made things worse. The Texans both assembled and de-assembled a playoff contender just as fast. Now It's 2021 almost 2022 and the Texans are one of the worst teams in football and most of it has to do with what Bill O Brien did. Oh and he also traded their draft picks away so they can't even tank right

6 Cam Cameron

Cam Cameron was known for his high powered offenses at Indiana and with the Chargers. He was given the Dolphins coaching gig after Nick Saban left for Alabama. He basically revamped everything and the team went a record worst 1-15. And it took an overtime walk off to avoid 0-16 he was rightfully canned after a one and done season

7 Steve Spagnuolo
8 Adam Gase

Honestly the more I look at Adam Googly eyes Gase the more I wonder how the hell he made the playoffs it had to have been dumb luck. His mediocre record in Miami somehow got him the job in New York for the Jets how? Well this is the Jets so it's not surprising. Maybe they saw him help Peyton Manning for a hot second. His Jets tenure was what really earned him a spot on this list. Ruining Sam Darnold, having zero ability to lead the locker room, players having zero confidence in him and overall just not having any clear direction for the franchise that was dysfunctional as it is. Just look at the 2020 Jets and you'll see exactly what makes Gase a terrible coach

9 Josh McDaniels

From a record standpoint McDaniels isn't bad enough to belong here. He made the Jay Cutler trade within a few months of taking over. He also traded 3 draft picks to select Tim Tebow. What did him in was his affiliation with the spy gate scandal in his tenure with the Patriots. Then he was supposed to be the head coach for Indianapolis but said just kidding and left there without actually ever taking the field. Honestly Indianapolis you might have dodged a bullet there

10 Gus Bradley

Gus Bradley was originally the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks legion of boom era defense he got hired to be Jacksonville's next coach and it didn't go so well. He was a very forgettable coach. 14-48 record through almost 4 seasons and I get he had Blake Bortles but still his best season was 5-11. Simply put he was not ready for a head coaching role

The Contenders
11 Chan Gailey
12 Rod Marinelli
13 Lane Kiffin
14 Jim Tomsula
15 Marty Mornhinweg
16 Chip Kelly
17 Dave Campo
18 Eric Mangini
19 Mike Nolan
20 Mike Singletary
21 Dave McGinnis
22 Joe Judge
23 Joe Philbin
24 Dave Wannstedt
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