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Mike Zimmer NFL Coach of the Year Co-Favorite

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As his players reported to Training Camp, Mike Zimmer was rewarded by the Minnesota Vikings for what he had done in his first two years as head coach with a contract extension. It appears that Zimmer has gotten the attention of some of the folks that run sportsbooks out there as well.

According to information that was sent to us by the folks from Bovada, Zimmer is currently listed as the co-favorite to be named the 2016 NFL Coach of the Year.

Zimmer is currently listed by Bovada has being a 15/2 favorite to be named this year's top coach, the same odds being given to Arizona Cardinals head man Bruce "I'm Not Saying It's" Arians.

(But it's Arians.)

It's pretty high praise for Zimmer, who is listed ahead of a number of more prominent coaches, such as Green Bay's Mike McCarthy (9/1 odds), Bill Belichick (10/1), and Pete Carroll (12/1). We'll give you the full list below.

If Zimmer can continue putting the Vikings on the upward trajectory that we've seen over the past couple of years, he'd certainly be on the short list to win the Coach of the Year Award. Zimmer's presence on the sidelines is just one more thing to be excited about with this football team.

Here is the full list of NFL Coach of the Year odds, courtesy of Bovada.

Bruce Arians 15/2
Mike Zimmer 15/2
Mike McCarthy 9/1
Bill Belichick 10/1
Ron Rivera 10/1
Pete Carroll 12/1
Andy Reid 12/1
Mike Tomlin 12/1
Gus Bradley 18/1
Jack Del Rio 18/1
Marvin Lewis 20/1
Todd Bowles 25/1
John Fox 25/1
Jason Garrett 33/1
Adam Gase 33/1
John Harbaugh 33/1
Gary Kubiak 33/1
Ben McAdoo 33/1
Chuck Pagano 33/1
Sean Payton 33/1
Doug Pederson 33/1
Jay Gruden 50/1
Chip Kelly 50/1
Bill O'Brien 50/1
Rex Ryan 50/1
Jim Caldwell 66/1
Jeff Fisher 66/1
Hue Jackson 66/1
Dirk Koetter 66/1
Mike McCoy 66/1
Mike Mularkey 66/1
Dan Quinn 66/1