Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell looks on during training camp at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell looks on during training camp at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

2022 NFL Coach of the Year: Betting Lines, Best Bet and Prediction

WynnBET has released several new markets for those looking to place futures bets before the 2022-23 NFL season gets underway.

These new markets feature plenty of award races, such as Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, and much more. Make sure to check all of them out at WynnBET’s online sportsbook before these prices move.

For now, let’s take a look at the NFL’s AP Coach of the Year race and everything you need to know before placing a bet.

Betting Odds

Odds as of Wednesday, Aug. 10:

  • Brandon Staley +1200

  • Brian Daboll +1400

  • Nick Sirianni +1400

  • Doug Pederson +1500

  • Kyle Shanahan +1500

  • Nathaniel Hackett +1500

  • Dan Campbell +1700

  • Kevin O’Connell +1800

  • Kevin Stefanski +1800

  • Mike McDaniel +1800

  • Frank Reich +2000

  • John Harbaugh +2000

  • Josh McDaniels +2000

  • Mike Tomlin +2000

  • Bill Belichick +2500

  • Dennis Allen +2500

  • Matt LaFleur +2500

  • Matt Rhule +2500

  • Robert Saleh +2500

  • Sean McDermott +2500

  • Zac Taylor +2500

  • More selections available at WynnBET!

Best Bet

When these odds initially were released, I posted a tweet about how Dan Campbell at 20/1 was worth consideration. He was the co-favorite at other places, and his odds have since moved to 17/1 to illustrate bettors’ belief in the Lions.

But as I wrote during my NFC North win totals preview, I don’t fully understand the hype around the Lions. Detroit had the worst-ranked defensive grade via Pro Football Focus last year, and led the league in percentage of total points scored after the game was essentially over.

Staying in the NFC North, the best bet is actually Minnesota’s Kevin O’Connell at a price of +1800 to win the award. O’Connell, who was previously an offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, replaced Mike Zimmer at the helm to lead a Minnesota team that went 8-9 a year ago.

The Vikings have a solid win total of nine victories, with the over actually juiced. So there are decent expectations for this team in a weak division and even weaker conference, meaning O’Connell should be in consideration as long as the Vikings make the playoffs.

And there is reason to believe that this new coach can bring the best out of this offense. Quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has produced all four years in Minnesota, previously worked with O’Connell when the tandem were in Washington as quarterback and QB coach.

Look for this duo to deliver right away in their reunion this season, as the Vikings will be in the playoff picture once again.

Recent Winners

  • 2021: Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans

  • 2020: Kevin Stefanski, Cleveland Browns

  • 2019: John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens

  • 2018: Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears

  • 2017: Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams

  • 2016: Jason Garett, Dallas Cowboys

  • 2015: Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers

  • 2014: Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals

  • 2013: Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers

  • 2012: Bruce Arians, Indianapolis Colts

  • 2011: Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers

  • 2010: Bill Belichick, New England Patriots

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