Doug Pederson tugged the Eagles to the Super and Bill Belichick can do no wrong, but this year's voters looked elsewhere for the game's most transformative coach.
Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams was announced as the 2017 NFL Coach of the Year during Saturday's NFL Honors award show. McVay received 35 of 50 votes with Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer (11) and Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone (2) also receiving votes. The two Super Bowl LII coaches -- Doug Pederson and Bill Belichick -- each received one vote.
The 32-year-old first-year head coach needed just one season to turn a stagnant, hard-to-watch Rams team in an offensive juggernaut that took the NFC West by storm.
"Anybody that spends five minutes with Sean McVay comes away from it and goes, 'Man, that kid's not 31," Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth also told Silver before McVay turned 32 in January. "It's kind of the same as when you're around a truly great player, a future Hall of Famer. You hear people talk about Jonathan Ogden or Anthony Muñoz or Deion Sanders, and they say, 'You knew from the beginning this guy was gonna be special. You could just tell he's different.' That's how it is with Sean."