Ranking NFC South head coaches before 2024 free agency

Not much competition here...

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It's been a rough few years for the NFC South as a whole. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have capitalized on this, winning the last three division titles with the last two coming with Todd Bowles leading the ship.

The Bucs promoted Bowles to head coach following the 2021 season after Bruce Arians retired and it was a move that was met with mixed reviews. Bowles had previously served as the head coach of the New York Jets from 2015 to 2018 and went an uninspiring 24-40 during that time.

Dennis Allen of the New Orleans Saints is tied with Bowles for the longest tenure in the division, having been promoted to the Saints head coach in 2022 following Sean Payton's retirement. Allen and Bowles have a similar trail to where they are now, as both previously served as head coaches elsewhere, then showed they were still capable of being top-notch defensive coordinators and eventually getting another shot at running things when a key-name head coach stepped down.

The Falcons and Panthers both have new head coaches taking over this season and both of them are familiar names for Bucs fans. Dave Canales, the Bucs offensive coordinator in 2023, was hired to take over the head coaching position in Carolina. Meanwhile, Raheem Morris is yet another head coach who is getting a second shot at running a team and he'll get the opportunity to prove himself in Atlanta. Morris previously served as the Bucs head coach from 2009 to 2011.

How would these four coaches be ranked?