2017 NFL Coach of the Year Odds

2017 NFL Coach of the Year Odds

The NFL Coach of the Year award can be given to a couple different types of coaches. The first is a coach who leads his team to a dominant season (see Bill Belichick). The second is a coach whose team had mediocre expectations going into the year, but ended up doing pretty good. Every winner this century has coached his team to at least 11 wins and made the playoffs so take that into consideration when making your bets.

Last year, Jason Garrett led the Cowboys to 13 wins with the help of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. He was a long shot before the season, though, with opening odds of +3000. The four seasons prior to that, Bruce Arians and Ron Rivera took turns winning the award, both taking home the hardware twice.

Coach (Team)8/2 (Ladbrokes)
Bill Belichick (NE)+600
Vance Joseph (DEN)+900
Mike McCarthy (GB)+1000
Pete Carroll (SEA)+1000
Dirk Koetter (TB)+1200
Andy Reid (KC)+1400
Bill O'Brien (HOU)+1600
Bruce Arians (ARI)+1600
Dan Quinn (ATL)+1600
Jack Del Rio (OAK)+1600
Jason Garrett (DAL)+1800
Mike Tomlin (PIT)+1800
Ben McAdoo (NYG)+2000
Doug Marrone (JAX)+2000
Doug Pederson (PHI)+2000
Jay Gruden (WAS)+2000
Mike Mularkey (TEN)+2000
Mike Zimmer (MIN)+2000
Ron Rivera (CAR)+2000
Adam Gase (MIA)+2500
Anthony Lynn (LAC)+2500
John Fox (CHI)+2500
John Harbaugh (BAL)+2500
Sean Payton (NO)+2500
Hue Jackson (CLE)+3300
Jim Caldwell (DET)+3300
Kyle Shanahan (SF)+3300
Marvin Lewis (CIN)+3300
Sean McDermott (BUF)+3300
Sean McVay (LAR)+3300
Chuck Pagano (IND)+4000
Todd Bowles (NYJ)+4000

This season, Bill Belichick is favored to win for a record-tying fourth time, matching Don Shula. Belichick won the award in 2004, 2007, and 2010, winning a minimum of 14 games in each season. The Patriots are expected to do prettay, prettay good this year and if they can win 14, 15…gulp, even 16 games this season, Belichick will be in the conversation for sure.

Rookie head coach Vance Joseph of the Broncos is next on the list. Joseph has a difficult road ahead of him, but is actually set up nicely to win the award if things go his way. He has somewhat of a quarterback battle on his hands and would come off looking pretty smart if the one he chooses plays well. Also, he has two teams in his division that are expected to do better than the Broncos. If they can manage to win the division or even make the wild card, it would be a very impressive feat for a first time coach.

The bottom portion of the list features coaches from some of the worst teams, but Indy’s Chuck Pagano is tied with Todd Bowles of the Jets for worst odds. After three straight 11 win seasons, the Colts have gone a just 8-8 in each of the past two years. Like Joseph and the Broncos, Pagano has some difficult competition within his division, but like I said, this can make for a better narrative and improve his odds of winning the award. The Colts are slightly behind the Texans and Titans in the divisional odds, but if they can take home the AFC South, Pagano has a shot at this. I’m not saying I love his chances, but I also feel that he shouldn’t be tied for last on the list.

Check back for odds updates throughout the season. Last year, Garrett was +150 when odds were re-opened in November.

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Mark Gallant

I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy.

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