Sportsbook has released its odds for the first NFL head coach to be fired in 2019. Washington’s Jay Gruden has been tabbed as the 3/1 favorite.
Gruden is entering the sixth season of his tenure with a 35-44-1 (44.4%) record. He has taken the Redskins to the playoffs only once, losing 35-18 at home to the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 10 of 2016.
The 52-year-old Gruden has seen his last two teams both finish 7-9. Owner Daniel Snyder has demonstrated lots of patience to date, but this is undoubtedly and a make-or-break season in D.C.
The next-shortest odds belong to Pat Shurmur of the New York Giants, who finished with a 5-11 record in his first season. Shurmur has 7/1 odds to taste the first pink slip.
Detroit’s Matt Patricia has 10/1 odds. Like Shurmur, the former New England Patriots defensive coordinator is only going into Year 2 of his tenure. The Lions went 6-10 in Patricia’s first year as a head coach.
Houston’s Bill O’Brien and Atlanta’s Dan Quinn share 12/1 odds. O’Brien has taken the Texans to the postseason three times in his five seasons, but he’s 1-3 in the playoffs.
O’Brien has led Houston to a 42-38 regular-season record (52.5%). He went 9-7 in his first three years, 4-12 in 2017 and 11-5 last season. However, the Colts embarrassed the Texans in a 21-7 road win in the AFC wild card round.
Quinn owns a 36-28 record (56.3%) in four regular seasons with the Falcons. The former Seattle Seahawks DC is 3-2 in the playoffs, but both postseason defeats have been soul-crushing heartbreakers.
Atlanta had a 28-3 third-quarter lead against the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LI, only to allow Tom Brady and Co. to post the biggest comeback win in Super Bowl history.
Then at Philadelphia in the NFC semifinals the next season, the Falcons lost 15-10 after failing to score when they had first-and-goal at the Eagles’ 9 yard line with 1:19 remaining.
Quinn’s defense was decimated by injuries last year. Atlanta lost Pro-Bowl safety Keanu Neal and Pro-Bowl LB Deion Jones to injuries in Week 1. Neal missed the rest of the season and Jones didn’t come back until December. The Falcons finished 7-9.
The rest of the odds at Sportsbook look like this:
No coach fired (15/1)
Doug Marrone (Jaguars, 16/1)
Mike Zimmer (Vikings, 16/1)
Adam Gase (Jets, 20/1)
Jason Garrett (Cowboys, 20/1)
Ron Rivera (Panthers, 20/1)
Kliff Kingsbury (Cardinals, 25/1)
Mike Tomlin (Steelers, 25/1)
Anthony Lynn (Chargers, 30/1)
Freddie Kitchens (Browns, 30/1)
Mike Vrabel (Titans, 30/1)
Sean McDermott (Bills, 30/1)
Kyle Shanahan (49ers, 35/1)
Matt LaFleur (Packers, 35/1)
Pete Carroll (Seahawks, 40/1)
Vic Fangio (Broncos, 40/1)
Bruce Arians (Buccaneers, 50/1)
John Harbaugh (Ravens, 50/1)
Jon Gruden (Raiders, 50/1)
Zac Taylor (Bengals, 50/1)
Frank Reich (Colts, 75/1)
Matt Nagy (Bears, 75/1)
Sean Payton (Saints, 75/1)
Andy Reid (Chiefs, 100/1)
Doug Pederson (Eagles, 100/1)
Sean McVay (Rams, 100/1)
Bill Belichick (Patriots, 150/1)