NFL Odds: First Head Coach to be Fired During the 2020 Season

David Bastl | Fri. May 15 2020, 12:05 pm

Matt Patricia, Lions, 2019

The hottest seat in the NFL belongs to Detroit Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia. He is the favourite to get fired first this season, paying +300 at Sports Interaction.

With the NFL season knocking on the door for a possible September start date, Sports Interaction has produced a rather unique prop list with regards to head coaching positions across the league.

Who will be the first coach to leave his position with an NFL team? The stipulations include resignations or firings and do not include suspensions. Let’s take a look at the favourites according to our Sports Interaction lines management team.

Matt Patricia

The hottest seat in the NFL belongs to Detroit Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia. The former New England Patriots Defensive Co-ordinator enters his third year as Head Coach in the Motor City and with a 9-22-1 record over the first two seasons. Patricia was dealt a bad hand last season as the team lost starting Quarterback Matthew Stafford for half the year. While he was on the sidelines, the Lions lost all eight games played. Patricia is the favourite to get fired first, paying +300 at Sports Interaction.

Doug Marrone

The ice is thin for Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone and a lot of football insiders thought Marrone would be fired when the team parted ways with long time executive Tom Coughlin.

The jaguars are 11-21 over the last two seasons and are one of the favourites to finish last in the NFL this upcoming season. 2017 is a far distant memory for Jags fans where they finished the season 13-3 and lost a close game to the Patriots in the AFC conference championship game.

A lot of veterans have left the organization and the names of Leonard Fournette and Yannick Ngakoue could be next. Marrone is a top-two favourite to get canned first, currently paying +400 at Sports Interaction.

Adam Gase

The Adam Gase hiring was a critical one in Gotham City right from the beginning.

The Jets were dreadful in the first two months of the season going 1-7 in the team’s first eight games and were out of contention by late October. With nothing to play for the Jets finished the second half of the schedule going 6-2.

It’s all about young Quarterback Sam Darnold this upcoming season. General Manager Joe Douglas has rebuilt the offensive line in front of Darnold and if he doesn’t perform, Gase will be the fall down guy in New York. Gase checks in at +800 to be handed the pink slip first.

Dan Quinn

The Falcons’ season mirrored what the Jets did to a T. The team was horrible out of the gate going 1-7 to start the year and finished up 6-2 in the final eight games, basically saving Dan Quinn’s job.

The Falcons still have a lot of the key pieces that saw them finish as Super Bowl finalists in 2016, but their division is one of the strongest in the league and getting stronger. The Buccaneers have added major pieces including Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. The Panthers have a new Quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater, and the Saints are still Super Bowl contenders with Drew Brees at the helm.

If Quinn and the Falcons start off slow again this season, he could be shown the door early. Dan Quinn is paying +1000 at Sports Interaction to be the first NFL Head Coach to be fired this season.