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  • Reigning NFL Coach of the Year Kevin Stefanski is currently the favorite to win the award
  • Track how the odds have changed throughout the course of the 2021 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 2021 COY award. The graphs below were generated by averaging the odds from multiple sportsbooks.

Odds for Top NFL Coach of the Year Contenders

  • [May 28] Kevin Stefanski has broken away from the pack as the favorite to win NFL COY, despite the fact that no coach has won the award in back-to-back years since Joe Gibbs in 1982 and 1983 seasons.
  • [May 14] Kyle Shanahan, Kevin Stefanski (last year’s Coach of the Year), and Brandon Staley (Chargers first-year head coach) have opened as the co-favorites to win the 2021 NFL Coach of the Year.

NFL COY Odds

Coach (Team) Odds at DraftKings
Brandon Staley (Chargers) +1300
Kevin Stefanski (Browns) +1300
Kyle Shanahan (49ers) +1300
Brian Flores (Dolphins) +1400
Sean McVay (Rams) +1400
Frank Reich (Colts) +1600
Ron Rivera (Football Team) +1600
Sean McDermott (Bills) +1700
Bill Belichick (Patriots) +1800
Sean Payton (Saints) +1800
Arthur Smith (Falcons) +1800
Joe Judge (Giants) +2000
Andy Reid (Chiefs) +2000
Matt Rhule (Panthers) +2000
Robert Saleh (Jets) +2000

*Odds as of June 7

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Odds for Past Winners

Since 1991, every NFL Coach of the Year winner has led their team to at least ten wins in taking home the honor. Bruce Arians’ 2012 Colts finished with an 11-5 record, with nine of those wins coming after he took over as head coach.

Past Coach of the Year Winners

Year Coach of the Year Team Record
2020 Kevin Stefanski Browns 11-5
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

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


Archived NFL Coach of the Year odds: 2020, 2019

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After working in TV, Matt turned his focus towards numbers, specifically odds. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief, credited with creating our futures trackers, SBD's score predictor, SBD Sharp, and his own model for calculating NFL SOS, among other products.