Bill Belichick has secured Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year honors three times during his New England Patriots tenure.
That tally ties Chuck Knox for second on the all-time list behind only Don Shula’s four.
And as an uncertain 2020 season looms in the distance, Belichick, 68, stands as the early co-favorite. He does so without quarterback Tom Brady lined up behind center, yet aptly alongside the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians.
Both hold 12/1 betting odds this May, according to BetOnline.ag.
Not far behind in the sportsbook’s coaching race are members of New England’s past. The Arizona Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury carries 18/1 odds into the summer months, while Mike Vrabel of the Tennessee Titans and Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins reside at 22/1 and 25/1, respectively.
- Bill Belichick, Patriots: 12/1
- Bruce Arians, Buccaneers: 12/1
- Mike McCarthy, Cowboys: 14/1
- Frank Reich, Colts: 16/1
- Andy Reid, Chiefs: 18/1
- Kevin Stefanski, Browns: 18/1
- Kliff Kingsbury, Cardinals: 18/1
- Sean McDermott, Bills: 18/1
- Kyle Shanahan, 49ers: 20/1
- Mike Vrabel, Titans: 22/1
- Brian Flores, Dolphins: 25/1
- Doug Pederson, Eagles: 25/1
- John Harbaugh, Ravens: 25/1
- Vic Fangio, Broncos: 25/1
New England’s 14-2 regular season of 2010 brought Belichick’s most recent AP NFL Coach of the Year honor. His previous arrived in the undefeated regular season of 2007 and the Super Bowl XXXVIII-winning campaign of 2003.
The last two NFL All-Decade teams feature Belichick, who is among 10 coaches with a place on the league’s 100-year roster.