The NFL Coach Of The Year odds for 2022 have Philadelphia Eagles HC Nick Sirianni still as favorite at -165 after Week 15, but all of a sudden he appears to have some major competition.
Philly continues to have the league best record at 13-1 after a win in Chicago, but behind him Detroit HC Dan Campbell is coming up fast on the rails.
Campbell’s Lions won again on Sunday, 20-17 vs the Jets in New York. And all of a sudden they are now on the fringes of the playoff race after winning three straight to improve to 7-7. All of a sudden Campbell is in to +210.
We have another head coach making a late run at this award in the shape of Kyle Shanahan, after his San Francisco 49ers made it 7 straight wins with a victory over Seattle to clinch both a playoff berth and the NFC West title. Shanahan is now +1500 to be COTY in 2022.
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After those three coaches, we have another pretty big gap before we find New York Giants rookie HC Brian Daboll. He is +3000 after Big Blue won in Washington to revive its faltering bid for a playoff berth.
Another +3000 shot is Jacksonville HC Doug Pederson, whose team stunned the Dallas Cowboys after overtime on Sunday. They too are by no means out of the playoff hunt in a pretty miserable AFC South division.
Minnesota Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell meanwhile is available at +3300 after his team beat Indianapolis to clinch the NFC North title and a playoff berth.
Latest odds to be NFL Coach Of The Year
Here are your latest COTY odds after Week 15:
- -165 Nick Sirianni (Philadelphia Eagles)
- +210 Dan Campbell (Detroit Lions)
- +1500 Kyle Shanahan (San Francisco 49ers)
- +3000 Brian Daboll (New York Giants)
- +3000 Doug Pederson (Jacksonville Jaguars)
- +3300 Kevin O’Connell (Minnesota Vikings)
NB: All odds correct December 20, 2022
NFL Coach Of The Year Picks
One name we haven’t mentioned yet is Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers – a terrific coach who gets his team to overachieve EVERY SINGLE YEAR.
Tomlin somehow got his Steelers into the postseason in 2021 despite the shambling play of onetime great QB Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben was literally on his last legs as he tried to haul his broken body into the playoffs.
Tomlin got little credit for that, just like he got little credit for keeping Antonio Brown out of trouble for so long. But he did.
Now Mike has a team perfectly set up for him to make a run at Coach Of The Year – favorite to finish last place in the AFC North and with a rookie quarterback too.
But the signs in preseason were good from Kenny Pickett, and the Steelers picked up yet another potential stud WR in the Draft in the shape of George Pickens.
Everything looks set for Pitt to again confound the critics by pushing for a winning record and perhaps a wildcard berth. Little is expected but Tomlin is like the mailman – he always delivers.
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Who won NFL Coach Of The Year?
It pays to look at who won the award in recent years – it can give vital clues to key trends and patterns. The last 10 winners of NFL Coach Of The Year were:
- 2021: Mike Vrabel (Tennessee Titans)
- 2020: Kevin Stefanski (Cleveland Browns)
- 2019: John Harbaugh (Baltimore Ravens)
- 2018: Matt Nagy (Chicago Bears)
- 2017: Sean McVay (Los Angeles Rams)
- 2016: Jason Garrett (Dallas Cowboys)
- 2015: Ron Rivera (Carolina Panthers)
- 2014: Bruce Arians (Arizona Cardinals)
- 2013: Ron Rivera (Carolina Panthers)
- 2012: Bruce Arians (Indianapolis Colts)
If you do like the chances of Vrabel repeating, it’s worth noting that you have to go back to 1983 for the last time a coach won the award two straight years. That was when Joe Gibbs of Washington claimed the prize.
Don Shula has more Coach Of The Year awards than any other man with four in total, followed by Chuck Knox and Bill Belichick on three. Other multiple winners include Allie Sherman, George Halas, George Allen, Gibbs, Mike Ditka, Bill Parcells, Dan Reeves, Ron Rivera and Bruce Arians.
When is NFL Coach Of The Year decided?
One important thing you show know here – the post-season is irrelevant in voting for Coach Of The Year. It is based only on regular-season play.
You’ll also note that none of the last 10 winners of the award have gone on to win the Super Bowl that year. You have to go back to Belichick in 2003 for the last time that happened.
When is the award announced?
The award is now part of the NFL’s big Honors ceremony, which takes place during Super Bowl Week.
The next ceremony to announce the 2022 winner will likely take place Thursday February 9, 2023 in Glendale Arizona – three days out from Super Bowl LVII. The start time will likely be 9pm ET/6pm Pacific.
How to watch on TV
The Awards/Honors Ceremony will likely be televised by FOX, which has the rights to Super Bowl LVII. It will be simulcast on NFL Network.
Right now it is Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles at -165 (bet $165 to win $100) after he led his team to a 13-1 start.
The award, fronted by the AP (Associated Press) is voted for annually by a panel of 50 journalists.