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No Clear Favorite In NFL Coach of the Year Opening Odds

NO CLEAR FAVORITE IN NFL COACH OF THE YEAR ODDS

There is no real favorite to win the NFL Coach of the Year this season. Brandon Staley is slightly ahead of the pack at the moment as he is a darling of the stats community, and the Los Angeles Chargers are expected to be very competitive in the AFC. However, no one can really be ruled out except for coaches of teams that are tanking like Pete Carroll, Lovie Smith, and Arthur Smith.

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NFL COACH OF THE YEAR ODDS

  • BRANDON STALEY +1400
  • SEAN MCDERMOTT +1600
  • NATHANIEL HACKETT +1600
  • MIKE MCDANIEL +1600
  • KEVIN STEFANSKI +1600
  • MIKE VRABEL +1800
  • JOSH MCDANIELS +1800
  • SEAN MCVAY +1800
  • KYLE SHANAHAN +1800

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The Los Angeles Chargers are among the favorites to win the Super Bowl, and that has helped make Brandon Staley a narrow favorite to be named NFL Coach of the Year. Staley endeared himself to the analytics writers by continually going for it last year, and he has one of the best young quarterbacks in the league and an improved defense. There is good value in Staley to be named NFL Coach of the Year at this price.

There isn’t value in Mike Vrabel to repeat as NFL Coach of the Year at 18-1. A coach hasn’t won this award in consecutive seasons since Joe Gibbs did it in 1982 and 1983, so the Tennessee Titans would have to be the best team by a mile for Vrabel to do something that Bill Belichick hasn’t done.

Three of the last five NFL Coach of the Year winners were first-year coaches. Sean McVay, Matt Nagy, and Kevin Stefanski all were named the best coach in the league during their first seasons with their teams, so that bodes well for Nathaniel Hackett and Mike McDaniel.

Hackett is the son of former college head coach and NFL offensive coordinator Paul Hackett. The younger Hackett has been an OC with Buffalo, Jacksonville, and Green Bay, and he is stepping into a dream scenario. Denver finally has an elite quarterback once again in Russell Wilson, and Wilson has a ton of very good receivers to target in the passing game. The AFC West is tough, but Hackett has the best value on the board at 16-1 to be named NFL Coach of the Year.

McDaniel is stepping into a good situation too with Miami. Tua Tagovailoa isn’t a proven quarterback, but he has a bevy of talented receivers led by Tyreek Hill. The Dolphins have a ton of draft capital and can be competitive again this season, so McDaniel also has a decent chance to be named the best coach.

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