The Detroit Lions are far from a favorite to win it all during the 2022-2023 season, but they have caught the attention of thousands of sports bettors who have faith in Head Coach Dan Campbell to turn around what has been a lost and at times sinking ship in recent years.
The Lions are generally listed in the +12,500 to +15,000 range for Super Bowl odds heading into next season, even with the addition of a big play threat out on the outside that Campbell has said is capable of “putting the fear of God into a defense.”
Campbell has gained a cult following among NFL and Detroit Lions fans because of his catch phrases (such as “biting kneecaps” and other bizarre euphemisms), and he has certainly imprinted his stamp on the Lions going forward.
One thing’s for sure: a lot of people have faith in Campbell as a motivator of men, and that could pay big dividends for Detroit next year.
Campbell Receiving “Plethora of Bets” for 2022 Coach of the Year
According to a report from Caesars Sportsbook editorial writer Max Meyer, Campbell has received “triple the tickets and double the money as anyone else” to win Coach of the Year.
The mass hysteria surrounding Campbell’s bets has shifted his odds from 60/1 to 25/1 in some places over the last week.
Other prominent sportsbooks have him listed at +2,000 to win the award, according to a report from SI.com, far better than the team’s odds to win the Super Bowl.
The current favorite to win the award is Brandon Staley, head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Doug Pederson of Jacksonville and Brian Daboll of the New York Giants are also among the top candidates.
The Lions will return a talented offense led by quarterback Jared Goff, wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, tight end T.J. Hockensen and Running back D’Andre Swift.
The defense has potential, led by recently re-signed safety Tracy Walker III and 2022 No. 2 overall pick Aidan Hutchinson, (who recently received some advice from former Lions #1 overall pick and Super Bowl champion Matthew Stafford on what to expect in his first season).
If all goes according to plan, Campbell could find himself on the podium accepting an award next season — just not the ones Lions fans have been hoping for all these years, to be exact.
Tennessee Titans head man Mike Vrabel won Coach of the Year last season.
The Lions have had two coaches win the award, with Wayne Fontes claiming it last in 1991.