- Brandon Staley of the Los Angeles Chargers is the +1100 favorite to win Coach of the Year.
- Kevin Stefanski (+1300) and Kyle Shanahan (+1300) have the next shortest odds.
- Urban Meyer (+2800) and Bruce Arians (+2500) are possible longshots.
LAS VEGAS – Brandon Staley, the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, is the favorite to win Coach of the Year for the 2021-2022 season.
Kevin Stefanski and Kyle Shanahan are listed as the next most likely winners while Urban Meyer and Bruce Arians are viable longshots.
Coach of the Year Betting Odds
- Brandon Staley +1100
- Kevin Stefanski +1300
- Kyle Shanahan +1300
- Arthur Smith +1400
- Brian Flores +1400
- Sean McVay +1400
- Frank Reich +1500
- Ron Rivera +1600
- Sean McDermott +1700
- Bill Belichick +1800
- Sean Payton +1800
- Matt Rhule +2000
- Robert Saleh +2000
- Andy Reid +2200
- Joe Judge +2200
- Bruce Arians +2500
- John Harbaugh +2500
- Mike McCarthy +2500
- Matt Lafleur +2600
- Kliff Kingsbury +2800
- Urban Meyer +2800
- Vic Fangio +2800
- Matt Nagy +3000
- Mike Tomlin +3000
- Mike Zimmer +3000
- Pete Carroll +3000
- Mike Vrabel +3300
- Nick Sirianni +4000
- Dan Campbell +5000
- David Culley +5000
- Jon Gruden +5000
- Zac Taylor +5000
Should Brandon Staley Be The Favorite?
It’s incredibly tough to predict who’s going to win Coach of the Year prior to the season starting, but Brandon Staley being the favorite doesn’t make much sense for betting purposes. Yes, the team is in a good position to progress and potentially make a playoff run but it’s also far from guaranteed.
In terms of betting value, there are plenty of other coaches that have more value than Staley.
Stefanski and Shanahan As Second Options
Kevin Stefanski is the reigning Coach of the Year but is unlikely to win the award again strictly based on history. A coach hasn’t won the honors in back-to-back seasons since Joe Gibbs in 1982-1983. For that reason alone, we can feel confident ruling out Stefanski as a betting option.
Kyle Shanahan is a very possible option and not too bad considering the odds either. Sports betting site are listing Shanahan at +1300 odds and it has some good value. Shanahan is in a good spot to see his team improve from last season and could see his team have a monster season.
The only question is which player will be the 49ers quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance, or maybe even Aaron Rodgers.
Regardless of if he wins or not, Bruce Arians is being wildly undervalued with his odds of +2500.
It may be tough to give Coach of the Year to the reigning Super Bowl champions, but this team is in a position to have an incredible record. The team will return all starters from last year’s Super Bowl team, putting a 17-0 record not outside the realm of possibility.
If the Buccaneers rattle of a 15-2, or 16-1 record it’s going to be hard to keep the award out of Arians’ hands.
Urban Meyer (+2800), as crazy as it sounds, is a viable option for NFL bettors. If the Jaguars go above .500 this season, it’s possible that Trevor Lawrence is in the MVP conversation and Meyer is in the Coach of the Year conversation.
There will also be a ton of media coverage around the team which could help sway the voters in his direction if things go well in Jacksonville.
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Nick is a football fanatic with years of sports journalism experience. He achieved a degree in Broadcast/Journalism from Penn State University. When he’s not covering the latest NFL odds you can catch him debating Brady > Belichick in his free time.