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  • Bills coach Sean McDermott has become the new favorite to win NFL COY after Week 16
  • Track how the odds have changed throughout the course of the 2020 NFL season

The Associated Press has been handing out an NFL Coach of the Year award since 1957. Here are the odds to win the 2020 COY award. The graphs below were generated by averaging the odds from multiple sportsbooks.

Odds for Top NFL Coach of the Year Contenders

  • [February 6, 2021] Despite closing with +700 odds, trailing Sean McDermott of the Bills and Brian Flores of the Dolphins on the board, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski has won 2020 NFL Coach of the Year
  • [December 29] With crushing losses in Week 16, both Ron Rivera and Kevin Stefanski saw their NFL Coach of the Year odds plummet. Rivera went from the favorite at +263 to +1150, while Stefanski fell from +270 to +600 after the Browns’ loss to the Jets. Bills head coach Sean McDermott has become the new favorite with Brian Flores trailing closely
  • [December 22] For the first time since the season kicked off, Mike Tomlin is not favored to win NFL COY. After his Steelers dropped their third straight game, the most recent being a bad loss to the Bengals, Tomlin’s odds have faded from +193 to +1075. Ron Rivera has become the new favorite with Kevin Stefanski a close second
  • [December 15] Pittsburgh has now lost two consecutive games, but Mike Tomlin remains the favorite to win NFL Coach of the Year. His odds even got a little better, going from +200 to +193. Washington head coach Ron Rivera also saw his odds improve after his team took over the top spot in the NFC East, going from +500 to +275
  • [December 9] The Steelers lost their first game of the season and Mike Tomlin is no longer the odds-on favorite to win NFL Coach of the Year as a result. He is still favored at +200 odds, but Brian Flores, Kevin Stefanski, and Ron Rivera all have +500 or better odds as well. It was Rivera’s Washington Football Team who served Pittsburgh their first loss, resulting in his Coach of the Year odds improving from +1650 to +500
  • [December 3] The Steelers remain undefeated after Week 12, now pushing their record to 11-0, and the result has been Mike Tomlin becoming the odds-on favorite to win NFL Coach of the Year
  • [November 24] With Brian Flores’ Dolphins getting upset in Denver in Week 11, and Mike Tomlin’s Steelers sitting at a perfect 10-0, the latter has seen his odds improve to +100
  • [November 17] This has become a two-horse race between Mike Tomlin, who has led the Steelers to a perfect 9-0 start thus far, and Brian Flores, who has the Dolphins sitting at 6-3; Tomlin continues to hold a slim lead in the odds
  • [November 10] Miami head coach Brian Flores’ odds continue to improve, now landing at +250, after upsetting another strong NFC West team in Week 9
  • [November 3] Brian Flores’ odds improved from +1000 to +500, the second-best odds, after beating the Rams in Week 8
  • [October 27] Mike Tomlin has overtaken Bill Belichick as the favorite to win NFL COY after his Steelers remain the only undefeated team in the NFL
  • [September 8] Mike McCarthy has surpassed Bruce Arians for the second-best odds to win NFL COY; the Cowboys new coach only sits behind Bill Belichick in the odds
  • [August 12] Bettors must believe Kevin Stefanski is the person who can turn the Browns around, as his Coach of the Year odds have improved from +1825 to +1600, the fourth-best among all coaches
  • [June 12] Mike McCarthy’s (Cowboys) odds have steadily improved since opening at +2000; he’s now down to +1350, the third-best odds in the NFL
  • [April 29] Bruce Arians (Bucs) has seen his Coach of the Year odds improve from +2000 to +1400 (second-best odds) after Tampa Bay added OT Tristan Wirfs in the first-round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and acquiring formerly retired TE Rob Gronkowski from the Pats
  • [April 6] With Tom Brady departing, sportsbooks believe Bill Belichick will again flex his coaching genius, as he’s opened as the favorite to win 2020 NFL Coach of the Year


Coach (Team) Odds
Sean McDermott (Bills) +100
Brian Flores (Dolphins) +150
Kevin Stefanski (Browns) +700
Ron Rivera (Football Team) +1500
Andy Reid (Chiefs) +1600
Matt LaFleur (Packers) +1600
Mike Tomlin (Steelers) +2000
Sean Payton (Saints) +2000
Frank Reich (Colts) N/A
Mike Vrabel (Titans) N/A

*Odds as of December 29

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Odds for Past Winners

Past Coach of the Year Winners

Year Coach of the Year Team Record
2019 John Harbaugh Ravens 14-2
2018 Matt Nagy Bears 12-4
2017 Sean McVay Rams 11-5
2016 Jason Garrett Cowboys 13-3
2015 Ron Rivera (2) Panthers 15-1
2014 Bruce Arians (2) Cardinals 11-5
2013 Ron Rivera Panthers 12-4
2012 Bruce Arians Colts 9-3*
2011 Jim Harbaugh 49ers 13-3
2010 Bill Belichick (3) Patriots 14-2

*Took over for Chuck Pagano in the team’s final 12 games

Archived NFL Coach of the Year odds: 2019

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