Nick Sirianni deserves NFL’s Coach of the Year over Daboll, Shanahan

Nick Sirianni, Head Coach, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Nick Sirianni, Head Coach, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Can we just go ahead and hand Nick Sirianni the trophy for NFL Coach of the Year?

With the NFL postseason in full swing, the Philadelphia Eagles undoubtedly remain focused on winning the organization’s second Vince Lombardi Trophy. They may also need to find a bigger case for their hardware as head coach Nick Sirianni could be in line for some individual recognition as well. He has led his team to a franchise record of 14 wins. The Kansas City Chiefs are the only other team to reach the 14-win plateau. Some are wondering what Nick’s chances are of winning the NFL’s Coach of the Year Award.

Annually, there’s a buzz that surrounds the candidates who have distinguished themselves as the favorites to earn that distinction. Every fan base would like to believe they have the game’s best leader, but only one man can win the trophy. 2022 has brought with it one of the closest races in recent memory.

According to MGM’s sportsbook, the race for Coach of the Year appears to be narrowed down to three candidates: Nick Sirianni, Brian Daboll of the New York Giants, and Kyle Shanahan of the San Fransisco 49ers. They are the only coaches to boast odds of +400 or less. No other NFL head coach currently has odds below +1000 (odds refresh periodically and are subject to change).

While Daboll and Shanahan both led their teams to incredible seasons, the NFL’s Coach of the Year Award belongs to Nick Sirianni. It may even be a year overdue. Here are three of about ten reasons that we can say that with confidence.