In the NFL, two people receive 99 percent of the credit when a team wins—the quarterback and the head coach.
While each deserves much credit, there are men working behind the scenes who deserve special mention.
They are the men filling job openings in Carolina, Cleveland, Oakland and Minnesota. They are the men mentoring and guiding young stars like Sam Bradford, Matt Ryan and LaMarr Woodley. They are the next crop of head coaches in the NFL.
Meet the 20 best assistant coaches in the NFL.