2016 NFL Coach of the Year Odds

The 2016 NFL season is more than four months away, but that hasn’t prevented the oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com from releasing their odds for the Coach of the Year Award. Although most major prop bets aren’t released until right before the start of the season, Sportsbook.com has already posted MVP odds and Defensive Player of the Year odds.

It’s also worth noting that Sportsbook.com has also posted lines for every game between Weeks 1-16. These are particularly interesting because the lines from CG Technology were posted before news broke about Tom Brady’s suspension being reinstated. Sportsbook.com has moved most of the Patriots’ lines by 3-points, which is only half of his value to the spread. That indicates they believe there’s a decent chance Brady’s suspension will be overturned.

We should point out that Sportsbook.com is known for taking weeks to pay out their clients, but these odds provide an interesting insight into the top Coach of the Year candidates for next season.

Last season, Carolina’s Ron Rivera captured the league’s highest coaching honor for the second time in three years. Prior to the start of the season, Rivera was available at +4000 at 5Dimes. New England’s Bill Belichick was the preseason favorite at +800.

The table below displays the current NFL Coach of the Year odds at Sportsbook.com.

Coach Team Sportsbk (8/29) Sportsbk (4/29)
Bruce Arians Arizona Cardinals +700 +600
Mike Zimmer Minnesota Vikings +700 +1600
Bill Belichick New England Patriots +900 +500
Ron Rivera Carolina Panthers +1100 +450
Mike McCarthy Green Bay Packers +1200 +1000
Andy Reid Kansas City Chiefs +1400 +1800
Gus Bradley Jacksonville Jaguars +1500 +3000
Jack Del Rio Oakland Raiders +1500 +2500
Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers +1500 +1400
Pete Carroll Seattle Seahawks +1600 +700
Todd Bowles New York Jets +2500 +2000
Jason Garrett Dallas Cowboys +2800 +3000
Marvin Lewis Cincinnati Bengals +3000 +1200
Doug Pederson Philadelphia Eagles +3000 +10000
John Harbaugh Baltimore Ravens +3500 +4000
Adam Gase Miami Dolphins +3500 +10000
Chuck Pagano Indianapolis Colts +4000 +3000
Gary Kubiak Denver Broncos +4000 +3000
Hue Jackson Cleveland Browns +4000 +10000
Sean Payton New Orleans Saints +5000 +4000
Chip Kelly San Francisco 49ers +5000 +10000
John Fox Chicago Bears +5000 +5000
Bill O'Brien Houston Texans +5000 +6000
Ben McAdoo New York Giants +5000 +10000
Rex Ryan Buffalo Bills +6000 +7500
Jay Gruden Washington Redskins +6000 +10000
Dirk Koetter Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7500 +6000
Jeff Fisher Los Angeles Rams +7500 +10000
Mike Mularkey Tennessee Titans +7500 +10000
Dan Quinn Atlanta Falcons +8000 +8000
Jim Caldwell Detroit Lions +8000 +10000
Mike McCoy San Diego Chargers +10000 +10000

Historically this award has not necessarily been given to the head coach of the best team, but rather the team with the biggest turnaround from the previous season. For that reason, I think that Oakland’s Jack Del Rio (+2500) is one of the more intriguing options.

As I’ve stated on several occasions, I’m all-in on the Raiders this year. In just his second season, Derek Carr emerged as one of the league’s top young quarterbacks, throwing for nearly 4,000 yards with a 32:13 touchdown to interception ratio. They also have one of the league’s most dynamic receivers (Amari Cooper) and pass rushers (Khalil Mack).

We have already seen early sharp money taking the over on Oakland’s win total, which indicates that I’m not alone in my adoration of the silver and black. I’m expecting a significant regression from the Broncos with Mark Sanchez behind center, which makes the Raiders a sleeper candidate to win the AFC West. Considering that the Raiders haven’t made the playoffs since 2002, Del Rio would likely receive heaps of praise if Oakland wins their division.

Which players do you think are offering value? Do you think that Belichick can win in spite of Brady’s absence? Can Riverboat Ron take home this award for the third time in four seasons? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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David Solar

David Solar has been the Content Manager at Sports Insights for over four years. He specializes in sports betting analytics and has created several popular data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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