It’s not often a head coach gets a second chance in the NFL; just don’t tell the teams in the AFC West that.
Norv Turner, John Fox and Romeo Crennel—of the Chargers, Broncos and Chiefs, respectively—sputtered in their final seasons as head coaches prior to their current gigs, but that didn’t prevent any of them from landing back on their feet.
In fact, one of them is likely to advance to the playoffs again next season, and John Fox now patrols the sideline Peyton Manning will walk to between offensive series.
Crennel, meanwhile, has the most complete roster in the division, with a defense ready to win now and an offense coming together through the offseason.
And Turner. What to say about his tenure in San Diego?
Turner has underachieved many years, perhaps overachieved once (early in his tenure), and all the while done so with a unique, at-times borderline out-to-lunch sideline demeanor.
But who stacks up as the top coach in the AFC West?
Let’s take a look.