Ranking NFC North head coaches before 2024 free agency

Here's how the four coaches stack up.

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It's an exciting time to be in the NFC North. The Packers, fresh off their first season with Jordan Love running the show, look more than capable of continuining their in-division domination for the next half decade or more.

The Bears, who will have the first overall pick in next month's NFL Draft – for the second-straight year – have a young, ascending roster and are set to roll the dice on one of the more intriguing franchise QB prospects of the last few years.

The Lions have the NFL's most lovable, high-energy coach, who's reshaped the perpetual losers into a physical, talented team and finished 2023 one win away from the Super Bowl. The Vikings are in a weird spot, but they still have Justin Jefferson. It's not nothing!

And yeah, they might lose Kirk Cousins and replace him with Russell Wilson or Trey Lance, but ... you know, Justin Jefferson! As for the coaches, and as opposed to other divisions across the NFL, the hierarchy of coaching talent in the NFC North feels pretty set in stone. But it wouldn't be the offseason without at least a little bit of gratuitous debate (as a treat), so here's how the NFC North coaches shake out, from worst to best.