Mike Vrabel wins coach of the year

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Titans coach Mike Vrabel’s team isn’t playing in the Super Bowl, but he’s still had a week to remember.

He earned a contract extension with the Titans earlier this week, along with General Manager Jon Robinson. On Thursday night, Vrabel was awarded as the NFL’s coach of the year during NFL Honors.

He received 36 of 50 votes, with Packers coach Matt LaFleur getting eight, Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia three, Bengals coach Zac Taylor two and Patriots coach Bill Belichick one.

(The awards are voted on three days after the season ends and for the regular season only.)

Vrabel has a 41-24 record in his four seasons as head coach, including an AFC-best 12-5 season in 2021.

Between COVID-19 and injuries, the Titans used an NFL-record 91 players this season. They played the final nine games without the NFL’s leading rusher, Derrick Henry, and also had key players like receiver A.J. Brown, receiver Julio Jones, left tackle Taylor Lewan and cornerback Kristian Fulton miss multiple games due to injury issues.

That’s what separated Vrabel from the other candidates for the award.

8 responses to “Mike Vrabel wins coach of the year

  1. Who says being one and done in the playoffs every single year doesnt come with recognition!

    Good job Vrabel

  2. Apparently Matt LaFleur will have to win 17 games next season if he’s ever going to get the recognition he so obviously deserves.
    On a lighter note: the Packers new Special Teams Coordinator placed 3rd in the voting. 🤨

  3. so pathetic that Bill Belichek got ANY votes for Coach of the Year. Why? Because he did better than last year’s crappy season? Any of the Patriots overachieving in 2022 was due to the largest mass of free agent signings in team history and Mac Jones being drafted. Not from coaching.

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