NFL.com has posted some early predictions for the NFL coach of the year award. The “Around the League” crew has compiled a list of 4 coaches they believe to be the front-runners for this honor.
Gregg Rosenthal has chosen Chip Kelly from the Philadelphia Eagles. Rosenthal believes that Kelly’s innovative offense and intriguing story of a first year coach will be too much for the voters to ignore. He believes that the Eagles will make the playoffs which will also help Kelly’s run.
Marc Sessler picked Marc Trestman, the Chicago Bears head man, to win the award
only because he spells his first name the same way because of his work with the Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Sessler calls Trestman the “quarterback whisperer” and believes that the Bears will be standing on the top of the NFC North thanks to Trestman. This will seal his win.
Kevin Patra has chosen the Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid to win the award. His reasoning is that he expects a large increase in wins over last year’s 2-14 season. He believes that the Chiefs have an underrated roster and are playing in a weaker division which will help Reid’s case.
Chris Wesseling picked Mike Tomlin from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wesseling seems to be ignoring the myriad of hurdles that face the Steelers this year and has chosen them to overcome the obstacles and finish at the top of the AFC North.
What are your picks for Coach of the Year this year?