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List Rules Vote the NFL coaches who most deserve to be crowned Coach of the Year for the 2016-2017 season.

While an MVP quarterback and a good defense will help win games, having a great coach is quite possibly the most important thing an NFL team needs for a successful season. Though NFL head coaches are paid very well, high expectations, heavy pressure, and frequent firings bring on enormous stress, resulting in early retirement and even health problems for some coaches. Yet there are those are find success with their team and even go on to win the NFL Coach of the Year Award. As the season ends, we look at the top candidates for the 2016 NFL Coach of the Year.

A three-time winner, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick always seems to be leading the race for NFL Coach of the Year. With a 14-2 record and first in the AFC, the Patriots are once again having a great year, which bodes well for Belichick. However, head coach Jason Garrett led his Dallas Cowboys to a 13-3 record, which ties the best record in team history, and this is without starting quarterback Tony Romo.

Other notables include Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell, who managed to have a better record without star wide receiver Calvin Johnson; Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, who clinched a winning record for first time since 2002; and Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who clinched their first AFC West title in six years. 

Vote for the coach you think will win NFL Coach of the Year in 2016-2017. The list includes coaches who were fired this season; if you think they still have a shot at Coach of the Year, vote them up! 

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Dan Quinn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Dan Quinn Atlanta Falcons

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Jason Garrett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Jason Garrett Dallas Cowboys

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Mike Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers

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Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Bill Belichick New England Patriots

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Mike McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Mike McCarthy Green Bay Packers

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Bruce Arians is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Bruce Arians Arizona Cardinals

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Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Jack Del Rio Oakland Raiders

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John Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
John Harbaugh Baltimore Ravens

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Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Andy Reid Kansas City Chiefs

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Adam Gase is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Adam Gase Miami Dolphins

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Bill O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Bill O'Brien Houston Texans

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Ron Rivera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Ron Rivera Carolina Panthers

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Jim Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Jim Caldwell Detroit Lions

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Gary Kubiak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Gary Kubiak Denver Broncos

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Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Rex Ryan Buffalo Bills

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Marvin Lewis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Marvin Lewis Cincinnati Bengals

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John Fox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
John Fox Chicago Bears

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Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Pete Carroll Seattle Seahawks

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Doug Pederson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Doug Pederson Philadelphia Eagles

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Chuck Pagano is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Chuck Pagano Indianapolis Colts

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Dirk Koetter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Dirk Koetter Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Hue Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Hue Jackson Cleveland Browns

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Gus Bradley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Gus Bradley Jacksonville Jaguars

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Mike Mularkey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Mike Mularkey Tennessee Titans

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Mike McCoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Mike McCoy San Diego Chargers

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Jeff Fisher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Jeff Fisher Los Angeles Rams

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Ben McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Ben McAdoo New York Giants

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Todd Bowles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Todd Bowles New York Jets

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Mike Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Mike Zimmer Minnesota Vikings

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Jay Gruden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Jay Gruden Washington Redskins

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Chip Kelly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Chip Kelly San Francisco 49ers

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Sean Payton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Be the NFL Coach of the Year for 2016?
Sean Payton New Orleans Saints