Bill Belichick, Mike McCarthy are co-favorites for coach of the year

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In any given year, Patriots coach Bill Belichick deserves serious consideration for the coach of the year award. This year, he’s one of the favorites to win it.

Via FanDuel, Belichick (who already has three coach of the year trophies on the mantle) and Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy have the shortest odds to win 2020 coach of the year, at +1200 (i.e., bet $100 to win $1,200).

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians and Colts coach Frank Reich have +1400 odds. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury’s odds are at +1800. Four coaches are at +2000: Bills coach Sean McDermott, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, and Titans coach Mike Vrabel.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid, Ravens coach John Harbaugh, and Saints coach Sean Payton are at +2200. Dolphins coach Brian Flores and Broncos coach Vic Fango have +2400 odds.

Fives coaches come in at +2600: Eagles coach Doug Pederson, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, and Rams coach Sean McVay. Seven coaches are at +3000: Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, Falcons coach Dan Quinn, Packers coach Matt LaFleur, Bears coach Matt Nagy, Lions coach Matt Patricia, Panthers coach Matt Rhule, and Bengals coach Zac Taylor.

At +3400 are Giants coach Joe Judge, Raiders coach Jon Gruden, and Washington coach Ron Rivera. Jets coach Adam Gase and Texans coach Bill O’Brien are at +4400, and Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is at +5000.

Loosely speaking, coach of the year goes to the man whose team most significantly exceeds its expectations for the season. Whether it’s a team that’s expected to finish at the bottom of its division winning the division title or whether it’s a team that was believed to be a contender that becomes a powerhouse, the key to getting votes is clearing the bar by the highest amount possible.

22 responses to “Bill Belichick, Mike McCarthy are co-favorites for coach of the year

  1. If voters were honest Bill Belichick would already own a bookcase full of these awards.

  2. Child: “Daddy, why did Bill Belichick only win 2 Coach of the Year awards if he is the greatest coach ever?”

    Dad: “Son, Bill Belichick is so great and had won so much, people became so jealous, they didn’t want to give him anything else, including he and his underling, Nick Caserio winning Executive of the Year awards.”

  3. Well, it’ll either be coach of the year candidate or firmly on the hot seat. My bet is his seat will be toasty warm at this time next year

  4. Really McCarthy???? ROFL…..Have you checked the FAs the Cowboys assigned on defense in their late 30’s and one hasn’t played in the NFL for 4 years…..And they haven’t even signed their starting QB…and he may hold out….The Cowboys will be lucky to be 7-9 this year!!!

  5. Cowboys AND their fans are … well … You know what they are, but man, I like Mike McCarthy.

    I hope McCarthy does really REALLY well – and the Cowboys’ fans sleep through it and miss it all.

    Mc has put me in an impossible situation.

  6. “Loosely speaking, coach of the year goes to the man whose team most significantly exceeds its expectations for the season”.
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    LaFleur has the same odds as Nagy and Patricia. Lol
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    You realize having a superstar QB actually hurts his odds right? And it’s pretty hard to significantly exceed expectations when you were 13-3 and went to the nfccg in your first year.

  7. Tom Landry never won Coach of the Year..

    how does does that never happen, not even once..

  8. from 1966-1985 he never had a losing season, won 231 regular season games and 12 of those seasons were 14 games..

    not one Coach of the Year…ridiculous

  9. meaningless, belichick deserves about 15 of them if it meant anything but a ‘storyline”

  10. If voters were honest Bill Belichick they would not have rewarded who could win only by cheating . Truth.

  11. jerryjonessaidwhat says:
    May 25, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Tom Landry never won Coach of the Year..

    how does does that never happen, not even once..
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    1966.

  12. Might want to take a flyer on Gruden at those odds. If he can get Carr back to 2016 form, he’ll be taking home that award. And he and Mayock have done a LOT this offseason to put Carr in a position to succeed.

  13. Pickles McGiggles says:
    May 26, 2020 at 1:02 am

    If voters were honest Bill Belichick they would not have rewarded who could win only by cheating . Truth.
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    Actually it’s far from true that he could win only by cheating.

    He and Brady never missed a beat after the balls were fully inflated. Almost like it didn’t matter at all. Imagine that…

  14. He and Brady never missed a beat after the balls were fully inflated. Almost like it didn’t matter at all. Imagine that…
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    Also the fumble rate was to go way up. If that was the case then why did the fumble rate go down? Imagine that as well….

  15. I don’t expect the Giants to be good but this bet is such a crap shoot that the payoff has to be big, and at +3400, Joe Judge might be a good bet because the NFC East may wind up being a mess this year with the effects of Corona on the season in general,and three new head coaches. If the Giants somehow made the playoffs, even at 9-7 or 8-8, he’d get consideration. If Jones and Barkley have good seasons, and the others teams are in some disarray, it could happen. Maybe Dak doesn’t get signed. Maybe Wentz gets hurt again. That may be all it takes. Or maybe Judge drops a dookie between the sheets. Don’t bet money you can’t afford to lose.

  16. I thought Lame from Baltimore would be a shoe-in for this – last year he successfully conned people into thinking he was a QB while running stats proved he was a running back. Now he can join the other miscreant, Ewwin Wawgers of the Green Bay Cheese Cheaters as defacto head coaches. Honestly, these two will be in the running – Ewwin because whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa no receivers of note were added – and Lame deserves all the honors even though he has never won a playoff game.

  17. texskin81 says:

    Really McCarthy???? ROFL…..Have you checked the FAs the Cowboys assigned on defense in their late 30’s and one hasn’t played in the NFL for 4 years…..And they haven’t even signed their starting QB…and he may hold out….The Cowboys will be lucky to be 7-9 this year!!!
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    really Tex???, can you please name the player on defense that the Cowboys “assigned” who is in their late 30’s????……………..SMH!
    Before you make fun of the Cowboys you should worry about that dumpster fire you cheer for in Washington.

  18. I heard many years ago Tom Landry had never won Coach of the year, Shame on me for not verifying that fact..

    One is better than none

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