2016 NFL Coach of the Year Odds

2016 NFL Coach of the Year Odds

More than four months before the start of the season, the oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com released their odds for the Coach of the Year Award. We should point out that Sportsbook.com is known for taking weeks to pay out their clients, but these odds provided an interesting insight into the top Coach of the Year candidates for this season.

Last year, Carolina’s Ron Rivera captured the league’s highest coaching honor for the second time in three seasons. Prior to the start of the 2015-16 season, Rivera was available at +4000 at 5Dimes and. New England’s Bill Belichick was the preseason favorite at +800.

Early on Wednesday (12/28) morning, Bovada updated these odds with Dallas Cowboys head coach, Jason Garrett, listed as the odds-on favorite. Led by their dynamic rookies, the Cowboys have vastly exceeded preseason expectations and currently boast an NFC-best 13-2 record. Before the season, Garrett actually had much shorter odds of being the first head coach fired (+800) than he did of being named Coach of the Year (+2800).

Over this past weekend, BetOnline posted updated odds for the Coach the Year Award with Garrett still listed as the odds-on favorite at -200. Belichick, who’s seeking his fourth career Coach of the Year Award, has the second best odds at +600.

The table below compares the preseason NFL Coach of the Year odds at Sportsbook.com with the latest odds at BetOnline, Bovada, and TopBet.

CoachTeamBetOnline (1/30)Bovada (12/28)TopBet (11/29)Sportsbk (8/29)Sportsbk (4/29)
Jason GarrettDallas Cowboys-200-200+150+2800+3000
Bill BelichickNew England Patriots+600+750+400+900+500
Jack Del RioOakland Raiders+700+750+275+1500+2500
Dan QuinnAtlanta Falcons+700+400+1600+8000+8000
Andy ReidKansas City Chiefs+750+750+1600+1400+1800
Mike TomlinPittsburgh SteelersN/AN/AN/A+1500+1400
Chip KellySan Francisco 49ersN/AN/AN/A+5000+10000
Pete CarrollSeattle SeahawksN/AN/A+2000+1600+700
Mike ZimmerMinnesota VikingsN/AN/A+3300+700+1600
Gary KubiakDenver BroncosN/AN/A+5000+4000+3000
Jay GrudenWashington RedskinsN/AN/A+5000+6000+10000
Doug PedersonPhiladelphia EaglesN/AN/AN/A+3000+10000
John HarbaughBaltimore RavensN/AN/AN/A+3500+4000
Gus BradleyJacksonville JaguarsN/AN/AN/A+1500+3000
Jim CaldwellDetroit LionsN/AN/A+1600+8000+10000
Todd BowlesNew York JetsN/AN/AN/A+2500+2000
Hue JacksonCleveland BrownsN/AN/AN/A+4000+10000
Sean PaytonNew Orleans SaintsN/AN/AN/A+5000+4000
Chuck PaganoIndianapolis ColtsN/AN/AN/A+4000+3000
John FoxChicago BearsN/AN/AN/A+5000+5000
Bill O'BrienHouston TexansN/AN/AN/A+5000+6000
Mike McCarthyGreen Bay PackersN/AN/AN/A+1200+1000
Rex RyanBuffalo BillsN/AN/AN/A+6000+7500
Adam GaseMiami DolphinsN/A+1200+2500+3500+10000
Dirk KoetterTampa Bay BuccaneersN/AN/AN/A+7500+6000
Jeff FisherLos Angeles RamsN/AN/AN/A+7500+10000
Mike MularkeyTennessee TitansN/AN/AN/A+7500+10000
Bruce AriansArizona CardinalsN/AN/AN/A+700+600
Marvin LewisCincinnati BengalsN/AN/AN/A+3000+1200
Mike McCoySan Diego ChargersN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000
Ron RiveraCarolina PanthersN/AN/AN/A+1100+450
Ben McAdooNew York GiantsN/AN/A+1600+5000+10000

The section below was originally published on April 29, 2016

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 was the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He has since moved on to greener pastures.

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