The current frontrunners for the 2023 NFL Coach of the Year award are Dan Campbell from the Detroit Lions, Shane Steichen from the Indianapolis Colts, and DeMeco Ryans from the Houston Texans, according to BetMGM. Campbell leads the pack with +200 odds, followed by Steichen at +300, and Ryans at +350.
DraftKings also has Kyle Shanahan from the San Francisco 49ers at +450, and Mike McDaniel from the Miami Dolphins at +650, rounding out the top five on the NFL awards board.
The Detroit Lions have seen a resurgence under Campbell, with a record of 10-4. They are on pace to win their first division title in 30 years and are currently positioned as the #3 seed in the NFC playoffs. Since Campbell took over as head coach in 2021, the Lions have posted a 32-16 record against the point spread, making them one of the best betting teams in the NFL.
Shane Steichen, a rookie head coach for the Indianapolis Colts, has guided the team to an 8-6 record. Despite challenges, including a quarterback injury, the Colts have remained in contention for a playoff spot and currently hold the #7 seed in the AFC.
DeMeco Ryans, another rookie head coach, has surpassed expectations with the Houston Texans, who are currently 8-6 and in the mix for an AFC playoff spot. The team has shown significant improvement compared to previous seasons.
The race for Coach of the Year is highly competitive this season, with each candidate facing unique challenges and leading their respective teams to success. As the regular season winds down, the final award recipient remains uncertain, but these coaches have proven themselves as top contenders for the prestigious honor.