The discussions for individual awards continue to heat up among NFL circles. Patrick Mahomes figures to run away with the MVP honor – let’s be real here, the man deserves it. Well, what about Coach of the Year? There are three names that are getting the most love right now: Nick Sirianni, Kyle Shanahan and NY Giants head man Brian Daboll.
Yes, both Sirianni and Shanahan have done unreal work for the Eagles and 49ers, respectively, this season and they’re surely deserving of the award. However, there’s no doubt in our mind that Daboll should win it. There are four reasons in particular we’re rocking with Daboll as our 2022 Coach of the Year.
4. Brian Daboll has NY back in the playoffs for the first time in 2016
Leading up to the season, countless experts out there predicted the Giants to win 4-5 games on the year. Not much was expected out of Big Blue and there figured to be plenty of growing pains for Daboll and Co. during their first year leading this team. However, that hasn’t been the case and the Giants have been so fun to watch.
Entering the Week 18 matchup with the Eagles, the Giants are 9-6-1 on the year. Again, this is truly unreal and something that not many people expected after 16 games. With the Giants most likely resting their starters in the regular season finale against the Eagles, there’s a good chance they close out the campaign at 9-7-1.
Still, that’s incredibly impressive for this group of guys and they’ve punched their tickets to the NFC Wild Card Round. For the Giants to be postseason-bound is a remarkable accomplishment and Daboll deserves a ton of credit. He has made so many people forget about the nightmare days of Joe Judge. That alone is a major blessing.