Out of all the awards the NFL is going to hand out on Saturday night, the NFL Coach of the Year award may have produced the tightest race. There were several worthy candidates, but this year’s winner is none other than John Harbaugh.
A few years ago, the Baltimore Ravens seriously considered moving on from Harbaugh. He’s proven over the past two seasons that he is one of the best coaches in the entire league.
Harbaugh led the Ravens to a 14-2 record this season, earning the top seed in the AFC. Regardless of the team’s shortcomings in the postseason, it’s hard to argue against him winning this award.
Baltimore completely changed its offense to tailor it around Lamar Jackson’s skillset. It’s not easy for veteran coaches to adapt, yet Harbaugh made it look simple.
The 2019 NFL Coach of the Year is John Harbaugh!
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 1, 2020
Harbaugh received 27 votes for NFL Coach of the Year, meanwhile Kyle Shanahan came in second with 14 votes.
This isn’t the only award that Baltimore will claim at the NFL Honors show. Jackson will win the MVP award after throwing for 3,127 yards, rushing for 1,206 yards and finishing with 43 total touchdowns.
Fans should expect the coach-player duo of Harbaugh and Jackson to be a force in the AFC for years to come.