Who Is The Youngest Coach In The NFL?

The Top 5 Youngest NFL Head Coaches

Sean McVay is the youngest coach in the NFL.
Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams

NFL franchises are looking more and more to hire young, offensive minded coaches to lead their teams. While the NFL sidelines are being lead by the young, the old guard are still operating at a high level. We previously took a look at the oldest coaches in the NFL and their continued success. Who is the youngest coach in the NFL?

Let’s take a look at the top 5 youngest NFL coaches for the 2022-2023 season.

  1. Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams – 36 years old
    McVay already has a Super Bowl title and flirted with retirement. He has committed to coming back for another season. He’ll remain one of the highest paid coaches in the NFL for as long he remains in the game.
  2. Kevin O’Connell, Minnesota Vikings – 37 years old
    Things broke right for O’Connell and the Vikings during his first regular season as head coach. If O’Connell can find a way to get deep into the playoffs with Kirk Cousins as his quarterback, he’ll have earned a large extension.
  3. Zac Taylor, Cincinnati Bengals – 39 years old
    In Taylor’s short time as Bengals head coach from hot seat, to contract extension, back to the hot seat and now finds himself comfortably employed. He might be in Cincinnati if they can keep Joe Burrow in town.
  4. Mike McDaniel, Miami Dolphins – 39 years old
    McDaniel is an interesting personality that leads a Dolphins team with plenty of firepower. With that firepower, comes an expectation that playoff appearances are the standard.
  5. Brandon Staley, Los Angeles Chargers – 40 years old
    Staley was a strong candidate to lose his job following a late season collapse. He’ll get another year to meet expectations.

Check out the employment status of the youngest NFL head coaches with our Hot Seat report.

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