CBS Sports recently ranked all 32 NFL head coaches and they have a favorable view of Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel.

Cody Benjamin, an NFL writer for CBS Sports, has Vrabel at No. 10 in his rankings.

From CBS Sports:

Is he a football-guy stereotype, sporting the tough-guy image while leaning on the physicality of a heavy run game and front-loaded defense? Yes. Does it work? Yes. Vrabel is still chasing true postseason results (and may keep chasing them until a higher-upside playmaker emerges under center), but his squad is basically a lock to beat you up and be in the playoff picture by year’s end. He’s matched or improved his win total every year since taking the job.

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel leaves the field after beating the Dolphins at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn.
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Here’s the full top 10:

  1. Andy Reid — Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Sean McVay — Los Angeles Rams
  3. Bill Belichick — New England Patriots
  4. Mike Tomlin — Pittsburgh Steelers
  5. John Harbaugh — Baltimore Ravens
  6. Sean McDermott — Buffalo Bills
  7. Matt LaFleur — Green Bay Packers
  8. Pete Carroll — Seattle Seahawks
  9. Kyle Shanahan — San Francisco 49ers
  10. Mike Vrabel — Tennessee Titans

This ranking is probably fair. Vrabel has never had a losing season as a head coach, but he’s also yet to reach a Super Bowl. There’s no doubt that he’s one of the top coaches in the NFL (and players love him), but he still has a lot to prove.

The only coach I’d probably put Vrabel in front of on this list would be Kyle Shanahan, who actually has a career losing record. But he’s been to a Super Bowl, so he has that on Vrabel.

McDermott and Vrabel have somewhat similar resumes as head coaches, so I’d view them as being interchangeable on this list.

There are also some questions about LaFleur, Vrabel’s former offensive coordinator in Nashville. LaFleur has been great so far as a head coach, but he’s also had the benefit of having Aaron Rodgers as his starting quarterback. Rodgers can make nearly any head coach look good. But I don’t think it’s fair to penalize LaFleur for that either. Especially since Green Bay had a losing record the year before LaFleur arrived.

All of these coaches are pretty close to each other. If you switch up the personnel that some of these coaches have, you probably would see guys like Vrabel or McDermott with a Super Bowl ring already.

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