- The NFL teams with the most head coaches since 2000
- The NFL teams with the fewest head coaches since 2000
- The NFL teams with the most head coaching changes since 2000
The answer may surprise you. According to our research, the NFL team with the most head coaches is the Cleveland Browns.
The NFL teams with the most head coaches since 2000
The NFL has seen a lot of turnover among head coaches since 2000. In fact, there have been a total of 71 head coaching changes since the 2000 season. Among all NFL teams, the most head coaching changes have occurred with the Cleveland Browns, who have had 9 different head coaches since 2000.
The Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns have had the most head coaches since 2000 with eight. They are followed by the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders who have had seven each. Other teams with a high number of head coaches since 2000 include the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and San Francisco 49ers who have had six each.
The Oakland Raiders
Since 2000, the Oakland Raiders have had 8 head coaches. They are: Jon Gruden, Bill Callahan, Norv Turner, Lane Kiffin, Tom Cable, Hue Jackson, Dennis Allen, and Jack Del Rio.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Since the 2000 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had nine different head coaches. That’s the most in the NFL during that span. The team has only made the playoffs three times since then and has never won a playoff game.
The NFL teams with the fewest head coaches since 2000
The NFL teams with the fewest head coaches since 2000 are the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, and Green Bay Packers. These teams have had stability at the head coaching position, which has been a key to their success.
The New England Patriots
The New England Patriots have only had two head coaches since 2000: Bill Belichick and Romeo Crennel. Belichick has been the head coach of the Patriots since 2000, and Crennel was the head coach for one season in 2001. Since Belichick took over as head coach, the Patriots have won six Super Bowls, including three in a row from 2016 to 2018.
The Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers have only had three head coaches since 2000. Bill Cowher coached the team from 2000 to 2006, Mike Tomlin has been the head coach since 2007, and Randy Fichtner has been the offensive coordinator since 2018.
The Green Bay Packers
Since the turn of the century, the Green Bay Packers have had just three different head coaches. Mike Sherman held the position from 2000 to 2005, while current head coach Mike McCarthy has been at the helm since 2006. Between those two coaches, the Packers have won five NFC North titles, two NFC Championships and one Super Bowl.
The NFL teams with the most head coaching changes since 2000
NFL teams have made a total of 548 Head Coach changes since the year 2000. That means, on average, each team has made slightly more than 4 changes to their Head Coach position. The team with the most changes is the Oakland Raiders, with 12 Head Coaching changes since 2000.
The Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins have had the most head coaching changes since 2000, with a total of 10. The team has also gone through the most general managers in that time, with 7. The current head coach is Brian Flores, who was hired in 2019.
The New York Jets
The New York Jets have had the most head coaching changes since 2000, with eight different coaches taking the helm. The team has seen a lot of turnover in recent years, with Adam Gase being the latest coach to be fired after just two seasons. The Jets have not made the playoffs since 2010, and they haven’t had a winning season since 2015.
The Buffalo Bills
With six head coaching changes since 2000, the Buffalo Bills lead the NFL in that dubious category. Wade Phillips, Gregg Williams, Mike Mularkey, Dick Jauron, Perry Fewell and Chan Gailey have all had stints as head coach of the Bills since the turn of the century. In fact, Gailey is the only one of those six coaches to last more than two seasons with the team.