- Matt LaFleur has +125 odds as the betting favorite to win Coach of the Year.
- Frank Reich is second on the odds board at +500.
- Zac Taylor (+675) and Bill Belichick (+750) are the only other options below +1000.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Matt LaFleur has coached his team to the best record in the NFL and has thus received the shortest odds to win Coach of the Year.
Coach of the Year Odds
- Matt LaFleur +125
- Frank Reich +500
- Zac Taylor +675
- Bill Belichick +750
Matt LaFleur As The Favorite (+125)
The Coach of the Year award doesn’t always go to the coach who has the best record in the league, but it’s definitely a good way to be in the conversation. NFL betting sites are currently giving Matt LaFleur the shortest odds as his team, the Green Bay Packers, are the only 12-3 team in the league.
Green Bay is in a good spot to have both the MVP and Coach of the Year. One could argue that if a team has the MVP then the coach likely isn’t deserving of being the COTY, but at the end of the day, the two aren’t mutually exclusive.
Is Frank Reich Deserving?
The Indianapolis Colts have won seven of their last eight games and now hold a 9-6 record on the season, but also did so on the back on Jonathan Taylor. If Mike Vrabel didn’t win the award last season for going 11-5 and winning the division by making the call to hand the ball to Derrick Henry, then Frank Reich doesn’t deserve the award this season either.
Does Bill Belichick Have The Most Value?
While LaFleur seems to rightfully be the favorite at this point, it can easily be argued that no coach has done more with less than Bill Belichick. Mac Jones is 15th in passing yards, Damien Harris is ninth in rushing yards, and Jakobi Meyers leads the team in receiving with 723 yards which ranks 39th in the NFL.
Those betting on the NFL can get Belichick at +700 despite not being too far behind LaFleur in overall record. The Patriots are 9-6 and could very easily finish the season as an 11-win team with a rookie quarterback.
Whether or not Belichick wins, he should likely be the second option on the board rather than the fourth.
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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.