The regular season is coming to a close, but which coach will take home the NFL Coach of the year award?
The longest regular season in NFL history is coming to a close, and soon, one of the 32 coaches will be the 2022 NFL Coach of the Year.
Just because a team did not make the final playoff field does not mean that their coach should not be given consideration, despite the outside noise. Some coaches are defined by their win totals, others by their consistent success, and the last by the championships.
With everything taken into consideration, here are five coaches who deserve to be in the conversation for the 2020 Coach of the Year award.
Talk about consistency, no-nonsense, and lack of a losing season. That’s right. Since taking over the Steelers, Mike Tomlin has yet to record a losing season, including this year. Though the Steelers will likely miss the postseason this year, Tomlin has to be commended for how he continues to win. Though Pittsburgh tied with the then-winless Lions, Tomlin never lost his edge as a coach.
It’s hard enough in this league. Moreover, Tomlin’s ability to direct press conferences, notably when they ask about him leaving to coach a college program, shows how much he values his job and is uninterested in any other occupation. Moreover, with Ben Roethlisberger soon to hang up his cleats, Tomlin is still coaching at a high level and deserves his props.
Tomlin has never won Coach of the Year despite his accomplishments, including two trips to the Super Bowl and a Super Bowl title. This would be a massive award for him, and if Pittsburgh somehow sneaks into the playoffs, it’ll only enhance his NFL and Steelers legacy.