Last month, Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was named the Assistant Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America. On Saturday night, he earned the same honor from the Associated Press at the annual NFL Honors celebration.
Daboll was instrumental in the Bills’ 13-3 regular-season record in 2020, engineering an offense that jumped into the stratosphere, coming in second in points scored, total yards, and scoring percentage. In addition, QB Josh Allen made a major leap from Year 2 to Year 3 in his development becoming an NFL MVP candidate. The team was able to have first-year receiver Stefon Diggs lead the league in receptions and receiving yards despite having no formal offseason program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s only the seventh time the award has been handed out, but former Bills coaches are all over the list. Last year, former Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman won it with the Baltimore Ravens. In 2015, former Bills defensive coordinator and head coach Wade Phillips won the award with the Denver Broncos.
Roman and Daboll are the only two men on the list without head coaching experience.