You knew it was coming but the day finally arrived. Jim Harbaugh, a member of the Colts Ring of Honor, won this year’s Coach of the Year honors after leading his 49ers to the NFC title game in his first year:
Harbaugh received that honor Saturday night as part of the inaugural “NFL Honors” award show, held in Indianapolis on the eve of Super Bowl XLVI.
Harbaugh earned 45 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. He easily outdistanced Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy, who received three votes, and Denver’s John Fox, who got two. Atlanta’s Mike Smith is the last man to win the award in his initial season as an NFL head coach, in 2008.
Congrats to Captain Comeback!