Exactly one quarter of the NFL's head coaches turned over in the offseason. Coupled with the NFL's "Any Given Sunday" level of variance, it's not unreasonable to presume that we have a 1-in-4 chance of seeing a first-year head coach in the Super Bowl this February.
If that were to happen, which of these head coaches would make it to the big game first?
My money's on Chicago's latest hire, Marc Trestman, for a very simple reason: He inherited the best team. It's almost bizarre to think of a first-year head coach—one from Canada, no less—taking the reins of a team that won 10 games last season. And while there are offensive line issues to be dealt with, and an interesting situation filling Brian Urlacher's vacancy at middle linebacker, Trestman has a squad ready to compete for top honors in the NFC.
Is there any other team whose situation compares similarly to Trestman's?
Join me and fellow NFL lead writers Aaron Nagler and Michael Schottey as we place our bets on the first of the new head coaches to reach the Super Bowl. Enjoy our thoughts in the video above and leave your own in the comments section below. As always, thanks for watching.