Giants’ Daboll 2022 PFWA Coach of the Year; Eagles’ Roseman Executive of the Year; 49ers’ Ryans Assistant Coach of the Year

Brian Daboll, who led the New York Giants to the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2016 in his first season as head coach, is the 2022 NFL Coach of the Year, chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).

Philadelphia executive vice president/general manager Howie Roseman, whose personnel moves helped the Eagles secure the NFC’s No. 1 seed, is the 2022 NFL Executive of the Year.

San Francisco defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, who oversaw one of the most dominant defenses in the NFL this season on the way to the 49ers capturing the NFC West title, is the 2022 NFL Assistant Coach of the Year.

Under Daboll’s leadership, the Giants were 9-7-1 in 2022, their highest win total and earned the franchise’s first playoff berth since the team was 11-5 in 2016. He is the fifth coach in Giants history to lead the franchise to the playoffs in his first season. Eight of New York’s nine victories were by eight points or fewer, five included a second-half comeback and four featured a fourth-quarter comeback. The Giants were fourth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (148.2), fifth in rushing yards per play (4.84) and set a franchise record by scoring a rushing touchdown in each of the team’s final 15 regular-season contests. Running back Saquon Barkley and defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence were both PFWA All-NFC selections.

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This is the first PFWA Coach of the Year honor for Daboll, and the fourth Coach of the Year honor for the Giants’ franchise (Bill Parcells; 1986-NFC; Dan Reeves; 1993 and Jim Fassel; 1997). Daboll was previously honored by the PFWA as Assistant Coach of the Year in 2020 with the Buffalo Bills. He is also the sixth person to earn both the Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year awards from the PFWA during his career (Bruce Arians, Dom Capers, Jason Garrett, Marvin Lewis and Ron Rivera).

Roseman oversaw the Eagles return to the top seed in the NFC for the first time since 2017. After a 9-8 record in 2021, the Eagles improved to 14-3 in the regular season, tied with Kansas City for the best record in the NFL. During the offseason, the Eagles added five veteran free agents, including outside linebacker Haason Reddick and linebacker Kyzir White, engineered trades for three other players, including safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson, and selected defensive lineman Jordan Davis in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. The Eagles started the season 8-0 and also had a five-game win streak on the way to the NFC East title and the NFC’s No. 1 seed. Two Eagles: center Jason Kelce and Reddick were PWFA All-NFL selections, while Philadelphia put a conference-high eight players on the PFWA All-NFC team (wide receiver A.J. Brown, Gardner-Johnson, defensive tackle Jason Hargrave, quarterback Jalen Hurts, offensive tackle Lane Johnson, Kelce, Reddick and cornerback Darius Slay). Davis was selected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.

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This is the second PFWA Executive of the Year honor for Roseman and the Eagles (2017) since the award was established in 1993. He is the fourth individual to win the Executive of the Year award multiple times (Bill Polian; five, Scott Pioli; three and George Young; two).

Ryans is in his second season as the 49ers defensive coordinator after three seasons as inside linebackers coach and one season as a defensive quality control coach. He helped lead San Francisco’s defense to NFL bests in yards allowed per game (300.6), points allowed per game (16.3), turnover margin (+13) and giveaway points allowed (23). The 16.3 points allowed per game and 77.7 rushing yards allowed per game (second in the NFL) were the lowest for the 49ers since 2011. San Francisco also registered a league-high 20 interceptions. Defensive end Nick Bosa led the league with 18.5 sacks on the way to PFWA NFL Defensive Player of the Year, All-NFL and All-NFC honors, while middle linebacker Fred Warner and safety Talanoa Hufanga were All-NFL and All-NFC choices.

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Ryans is the second 49ers assistant (Pete Carroll; 1995) to receive the PFWA award established in 1993.

2022 COACH OF THE YEAR: Brian Daboll, New York Giants
2022 EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR: Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles
2022 ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR: DeMeco Ryans, San Francisco 49ers

PFWA NFL COACH OF THE YEAR: 1966 – Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys; 1967 AFL – John Rauch, Oakland Raiders; 1967 NFL – Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers; 1968 AFL – Weeb Ewbank, New York Jets; 1968 NFL – Don Shula, Baltimore Colts; 1969 AFL – John Madden, Oakland Raiders; 1969 NFL – Bud Grant, Minnesota Vikings; 1970 AFC – Paul Brown, Cincinnati Bengals; 1970 NFC – Dick Nolan, San Francisco 49ers; 1971 AFC – Don Shula, Miami Dolphins; 1971 NFC – George Allen, Washington Redskins; 1972 AFC – Don Shula, Miami Dolphins; 1972 NFC – Dan Devine, Green Bay Packers; 1973 AFC – John Ralston, Denver Broncos; 1973 NFC – Chuck Knox, Los Angeles Rams; 1974 AFC – Sid Gilman, Houston Oilers; 1974 NFC – Don Coryell, St. Louis Cardinals; 1975 AFC – Ted Marchibroda, Baltimore Colts; 1975 NFC – Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys; 1976 AFC – Chuck Fairbanks, New England Patriots; 1976 NFC – Jack Pardee, Chicago Bears; 1977 AFC – Red Miller, Denver Broncos; 1977 NFC – Leeman Bennett, Atlanta Falcons; 1978 AFC – Walt Michaels, New York Jets; 1978 NFC – Dick Vermeil, Philadelphia Eagles; 1979 AFC – Don Coryell, San Diego Chargers; 1979 NFC – Dick Vermeil, Philadelphia Eagles; 1980 AFC – Chuck Knox, Buffalo Bills; 1980 NFC – Leeman Bennett, Atlanta Falcons; 1981 AFC – Forrest Gregg, Cincinnati Bengals; 1981 NFC – Bill Walsh, San Francisco 49ers; 1982 AFC – Tom Flores, Los Angeles Raiders; 1982 NFC – Joe Gibbs, Washington Redskins; 1983 AFC – Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh Steelers; 1983 NFC – Joe Gibbs, Washington Redskins; 1984 AFC – Chuck Knox, Seattle Seahawks; 1984 NFC – Bill Walsh, San Francisco 49ers; 1985 AFC – Raymond Berry, New England Patriots; 1985 NFC – Mike Ditka, Chicago Bears; 1986 AFC – Marty Schottenheimer, Cleveland Browns; 1986 NFC – Bill Parcells, New York Giants; 1987 AFC – Ron Meyer, New England Patriots; 1987 NFC – Jim Mora, New Orleans Saints; 1988 AFC – Sam Wyche, Cincinnati Bengals; 1988 NFC – Mike Ditka, Chicago Bears; 1989 AFC – Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh Steelers; 1989 NFC – Lindy Infante, Green Bay Packers; 1990 – Art Shell, Los Angeles Raiders; 1991 – Wayne Fontes, Detroit Lions; 1992 – Bobby Ross, San Diego Chargers; 1993 – Dan Reeves, New York Giants; 1994 – Bill Parcells, New England Patriots; 1995 – Dom Capers, Carolina Panthers; 1996 – Dom Capers, Carolina Panthers; 1997 – Jim Fassel, New York Giants; 1998 – Dan Reeves, Atlanta Falcons; 1999 – Dick Vermeil, St. Louis Rams; 2000 – Jim Haslett, New Orleans Saints; 2001 – Dick Jauron, Chicago Bears; 2002 – Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles; 2003 – Bill Belichick, New England Patriots; 2004 – Marty Schottenheimer, San Diego Chargers; 2005 – Lovie Smith, Chicago Bears; 2006 – Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints; 2007 – Bill Belichick, New England Patriots; 2008 – Tony Sparano, Miami Dolphins; 2009 – Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals; 2010 – Bill Belichick, New England Patriots; 2011 – Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers; 2012 – Bruce Arians, Indianapolis Colts; 2013 – Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers; 2014 – Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals; 2015 – Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers; 2016 – Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys; 2017 – Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams; 2018 – Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears; 2019 – John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens; 2020 – Kevin Stefanski, Cleveland Browns; 2021 – Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans; 2022 – Brian Daboll, New York Giants.

PFWA EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR: 1993 – George Young, New York Giants; 1994 – Carmen Policy, San Francisco 49ers; 1995 – Bill Polian, Carolina Panthers; 1996 – Bill Polian, Carolina Panthers; 1997 – George Young, New York Giants; 1998 – Front Office, Minnesota Vikings; 1999 – Bill Polian, Indianapolis Colts; 2000 – Randy Mueller, New Orleans Saints; 2001 – Charley Armey, St. Louis Rams; 2002 – Al Davis, Oakland Raiders; 2003 – Scott Pioli, New England Patriots; 2004 – A.J. Smith, San Diego Chargers; 2005 – Bill Polian, Indianapolis Colts; 2006 – Mickey Loomis, New Orleans Saints; 2007 – Scott Pioli, New England Patriots; 2008 – Bill Parcells, Miami Dolphins; 2009 – Bill Polian, Indianapolis Colts; 2010 – Scott Pioli, Kansas City Chiefs; 2011 – Trent Baalke, San Francisco 49ers; 2012 – Ryan Grigson, Indianapolis Colts; 2013 – John Dorsey, Kansas City Chiefs; 2014 – Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys; 2015 – Mike Maccagnan, New York Jets; 2016 – Reggie McKenzie, Oakland Raiders; 2017 – Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles; 2018 – Chris Ballard, Indianapolis Colts; 2019 – John Lynch, San Francisco 49ers; 2020 – Brandon Beane, Buffalo Bills; 2021 – Bill Belichick, New England Patriots; 2022 – Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles.

PFWA ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR: 1993 – Ray Rhodes, Green Bay Packers; 1994 – Dom Capers, Pittsburgh Steelers; 1995 – Pete Carroll, San Francisco 49ers; 1996 – Dave Campo, Dallas Cowboys; 1997 – John Fox, New York Giants; 1998 – Brian Billick, Minnesota Vikings; 1999 – Dom Capers, Jacksonville Jaguars; 2000 – Marvin Lewis, Baltimore Ravens; 2001 – Mike Mularkey, Pittsburgh Steelers; 2002 – Monte Kiffin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2003 – Romeo Crennel, New England Patriots; 2004 – Dick LeBeau, Pittsburgh Steelers; 2005 – Ron Rivera, Chicago Bears; 2006 – Rex Ryan, Baltimore Ravens; 2007 – Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys; 2008 – Dick LeBeau, Pittsburgh Steelers; 2009 – Mike Zimmer, Cincinnati Bengals; 2010 – Marty Mornhinweg, Philadelphia Eagles; 2011 – Wade Phillips, Houston Texans; 2012 – Bruce Arians, Indianapolis Colts; 2013 – Ken Whisenhunt, San Diego Chargers; 2014 – Todd Bowles, Arizona Cardinals; 2015 – (tie) Hue Jackson, Cincinnati Bengals and Wade Phillips, Denver Broncos; 2016 – Kyle Shanahan, Atlanta Falcons; 2017– Pat Shurmur, Minnesota Vikings; 2018– Vic Fangio, Chicago Bears; 2019 – Greg Roman, Baltimore Ravens; 2020 – Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills; 2021 – Dan Quinn, Dallas Cowboys; 2022 – DeMeco Ryans, San Francisco 49ers.

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