The top 5 oldest NFL head coaches
It seems like most new head coaching hires are the young, offensive-minded type. While the average age of head coaches in the NFL gets younger and younger, there are still some old bulls roaming the sidelines. Let’s ignore the young guns for a minute and take a look at the oldest NFL head coaches.
Here are the top 5 oldest NFL coaches for the 2022-2023 season.
- Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks – 71 years old
Carrol, the ageless wonder. Just when you think his time as an NFL head coach is nearing an end, he finds his way into the playoffs with Geno Smith as his quarterback.
- Bill Belichick, New England Patriots – 70 years old
His time without Tom Brady as his quarterback has not been kind. Will the inconsistency of Mac Jones be enough to push him to retirement?
- Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs – 64 years old
He was one of the best NFL coaches ever before Patrick Mahomes. Now, with Mahomes, it appears he has many more seasons knocking on Super Bowl’s door.
- Ron Rivera, Washington Commanders – 61 years old
Rivera was not one of the top 5 oldest coaches in the NFL entering this season. But with the dismissal of Lovie Smith (Texans) and Frank Reich (Colts), he sits at #4.
- John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens – 60 years old
Harbaugh is one of the steadiest hands in the NFL. There is no end in sight for the Harbaugh-Ravens marriage.
Unlike the top 5 oldest coaches in the NBA, the eldest of NFL head coaches are still operating with great success. It’s hard to see any of the top 5 oldest NFL head coaches leaving the game in the next 2-3 years. Rivera might be on the hot seat next season if the Commanders do not reach the playoffs.