Mike McDaniel Favored To Win Coach Of Year After Dolphins Beat Patriots

McDaniel jumped Dan Campbell given the Week 2 results


Sep 18, 2023

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel is viewed as one of the smartest offensive minds in the National Football League. And oddsmakers seem to believe McDaniel has a chance to be recognized for his play-calling prowess at season’s end.

Following a 24-17 win against the rival New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night, McDaniel jumped to the top of the betting board to win Coach of the Year. The second-year head coach was listed at +850 on FanDuel Sportsbook on Monday morning after the Week 2 contest.

McDaniel was 20-1 to win Coach of the Year entering the season and 13-1 after Miami’s Week 1 shootout win against the Los Angeles Chargers, per Covers.com.

McDaniel jumped Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell (10-1) and Green Bay Packers head coach Matt Lafleur (16-1) in Week 2. He now sits ahead of Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith (10-1) and the rest of the field.

Coach of the Year odds:
Mike McDaniel +850
Dan Campbell +1000
Arthur Smith +1000
Todd Bowles +1400
John Harbaugh +1400
Kevin Stefanski +1600
Matt Lafleur +1600
Robert Saleh +1900
Kyle Shanahan +1900

BetMGM revealed after Miami’s season opener that it received 3% of the Coach of the Year handle on McDaniel.

Campbell represents the biggest liability for BetMGM, but he saw his prices move from 7-1 to 10-1 after Detroit’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Campbell made a questionable decision at the end of regulation, which might have played just as much of a role as McDaniel’s win over Bill Belichick.

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