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Despite acclaim, Hue Jackson still has lowest odds for Coach of the Year

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Earlier today, Bovada released the odds of each NFL team’s head coach winning the prestigious “Coach of the Year” award at the end of the 2016 season. Despite the acclaim he’s received and how much he’s already endeared himself to Cleveland Browns fans, Hue Jackson is tied for the worst odds at 66/1.

Leading the way are Bruce Arians (Arizona) and Mike Zimmer (Minnesota), who both have 15/2 odds. Jackson’s odds are somewhat enticing to place a bet on. Despite a guy like Marvin Lewis having 20/1 odds, there’s no way I can fathom him being credited with anything the Bengals do well, because they’ve already made the playoffs year-after-year.

Meanwhile, because the Browns aren’t being given any credit, that makes it more likely that if Jackson does anything to get the team close to contention, that will hold more weight than it would for other NFL head coaches. He turned the Oakland Raiders around for an 8-8 season in his one year as a head coach, so what if he did it again?

Bruce Arians 15/2
Mike Zimmer 15/2
Mike McCarthy 9/1
Bill Belichick 10/1
Ron Rivera 10/1
Pete Carroll 12/1
Andy Reid 12/1
Mike Tomlin 12/1
Gus Bradley 18/1
Jack Del Rio 18/1
Marvin Lewis 20/1
Todd Bowles 25/1
John Fox 25/1
Jason Garrett 33/1
Adam Gase 33/1
John Harbaugh 33/1
Gary Kubiak 33/1
Ben McAdoo 33/1
Chuck Pagano 33/1
Sean Payton 33/1
Doug Pederson 33/1
Jay Gruden 50/1
Chip Kelly 50/1
Bill O'Brien 50/1
Rex Ryan 50/1
Jim Caldwell 66/1
Jeff Fisher 66/1
Hue Jackson 66/1
Dirk Koetter 66/1
Mike McCoy 66/1
Mike Mularkey 66/1
Dan Quinn 66/1