2021 NFL Coach of the Year Odds Tracker
- Get the latest odds to win the 2021 NFL Coach of the Year award
- A first-year head coach has emerged as the favorite to win NFL COY
- 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
- [October 19] Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, who was among the top contenders to close out September, has seen his NFL Coach of the Year odds plummet with Denver’s three-game losing streak. His odds were +1000 back on September 28, but are now at an average of +2250.
- [October 12] Brandon Staley has become a heavy favorite to win NFL Coach of the Year after his Chargers beat the Browns in Week 5, marking their fourth win in five weeks. Sean McDermott’s odds also saw a significant boost following Buffalo’s win over Kansas City on Sunday Night Football.
- [October 5] Despite having the only undefeated team in the league, and upsetting the Rams in Week 4, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury only has the third-best odds to win NFL Coach of the Year. His odds did improve from an average of +1700 to +1050, but Brandon Staley remains the favorite, and Sean McVay is still given slightly better odds as well.
- [September 28] After Brandon Staley’s Chargers upset the Chiefs in Week 3, the first-year head coach has taken back the top spot on the board for NFL Coach of the Year odds, sending Sean McVay back to second. Vic Fangio and Matt Rhule also saw their odds significantly improve after their respective teams have gotten off to 3-0 starts to the season.
NFL COY Odds
|Brandon Staley (Chargers)||+450|
|Kliff Kingsbury (Cardinals)||+1000|
|Sean McVay (Rams)||+1000|
|Sean McDermott (Bills)||+1200|
|Mike McCarthy (Cowboys)||+1400|
|Kevin Stefanski (Browns)||+1800|
|John Harbaugh (Ravens)||+2000|
|Sean Payton (Saints)||+2500|
|Matt LaFleur (Packers)||+2500|
|Vic Fangio (Broncos)||+2500|
|Matt Rhule (Panthers)||+2500|
|Bill Belichick (Patriots)||+3500|
|Bruce Arians (Buccaneers)||+3500|
|Kyle Shanahan (49ers)||+3500|
|Zac Taylor (Bengals)||+3500|
*Odds as of October 19
Here are some more notes on the movement we have seen:
- [September 21] Sean McVay has overtaken Brandon Staley as the favorite to win NFL Coach of the Year after Week 2. McVay’s Rams are off to a 2-0 start, while Staley’s Chargers lost to the Cowboys in Week 2. Jon Gruden’s odds have improved from an average of +4450 to +1850, making him a top ten contender, with his Raiders also off to a 2-0 start.
- [September 14] Brandon Staley remains the favorite to win NFL Coach of the Year after his Chargers beat the Washington Football Team in Week 1. Sean Payton saw his NFL Coach of the Year odds improve from an average of +2000 to +1150 following his Saints upset over the Packers. If Payton can turn Jameis Winston into a top tier quarterback, he’ll be a very strong contender for the award.
- [September 7] First-year head coach Brandon Staley of the LA Chargers has emerged as the clear favorite in odds to win NFL Coach of the Year. Fellow first-time head coach Arthur Smith (Falcons) sits second on the board.
- [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.
AFC vs NFC
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|
|2015||Ron Rivera (2)||Panthers||15-1|
|2014||Bruce Arians (2)||Cardinals||11-5|
*Took over for Chuck Pagano in the team’s final 12 games