Who Is Currently The Longest-Tenured Coach In The NFL?

The Washington Commanders became the 8th and final NFL team to fill their head coaching vacancy this off-season when they hired Dan Quinn on Thursday. Five of the eight new hires are first time coaches in the league, one of them becoming the youngest coach in the game today when the Seahawks brought on 36-year-old Mike Macdonald on Wednesday.

Commanders Hire Quinn To Finish NFL Coach Hiring Cycle

NFL’s now completed 2024 head-coaching hiring-cycle scorecard:

🏈Commanders: Dan Quinn
🏈Seahawks: Mike Macdonald
🏈Falcons: Raheem Morris
🏈Panthers: Dave Canales
🏈Chargers: Jim Harbaugh
🏈Titans: Brian Callahan
🏈Raiders: Antonio Pierce
🏈Patriots: Jerod Mayo

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 1, 2024

There has been a youth movement in the league recently, as evidenced by the two oldest head coaches in the NFL being let go by their teams already this off-season. There are now seven coaches who are under the age of 40, and 21 of the league’s 32 coaches are under 50 at the time of writing.

The 8 new hires made this year are in addition to the 5 that were made in 2023, meaning that well over a third of the league has changed over coaches in just the last two years. In fact, there are only 8 current head coaches who have been with their current teams since before the 2020 NFL season.

Who Is The Longest-Tenured Coach In The League?

Here are the eight longest-tenured coaches active in the league today:

1. Mike Tomlin – Pittsburgh Steelers

2007 to Present – 17 Years

2. John Harbaugh – Baltimore Ravens

2008 to Present – 16 Years

3. Andy Reid – Kansas City Chiefs

2013 to Present – 11 Years

4. Sean McDermott – Buffalo Bills

2017 to Present – 7 Years

5. Sean McVay – Los Angeles Rams

2017 to Present – 7 years

6. Kyle Shanahan – San Francisco 49ers

2017 to Present – 7 Years

7. Matt LaFleur – Green Bay Packers

2018 to Present – 6 Years

8. Zac Taylor – Cincinnati Bengals

2019 to Present – 5 Years


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Author : Anthony R. Cardenas

Publish date : 2024-02-01 22:21:31

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