Odds on the First NFL Head Coach Fired in 2021

First NFL Head Coach Fired Odds

With the 2021 NFL mini-camps finished as of June 17, fans, bettors, players, and coaches have about a five-week respite until training camps begin in late July.

A handful – maybe more – of coaches need to dial it in and get it right during training camp this year. Otherwise, they are going to be out of a job and some sooner rather than later.

First NFL Head Coach Fired Odds 2021

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Last year, seven coaches were sent packing between Week 4 of the regular season and February of this year. That meant seven new head coaches were hired. The one good thing about being hired in 2021 is that you are probably safe for at least a season. Then again, the NFL is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately type of league.

One thing is certain. There will be NFL head coaches fired in 2021. The question is which NFL head coach will be fired first? Here’s a look at the odds and the favorites.

McCarthy & Fangio Lead the Way

Surprisingly, Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy is listed along with Denver mentor Vic Fangio at +750 to be the first head coach shown the door in 2021. It’s surprising for McCarthy since he struggled through a 2020 campaign in which his starting QB Dak Prescott missed the majority of the season with an ankle injury.

Prescott will be back to lead a Cowboys offense that averaged 31.5 points and 500-plus yards of total offense when Prescott was healthy last year.

Fangio isn’t a surprise. Denver went 7-9 in his first season, but then fell to 5-11 last year. The offense is so-so with QB Drew Lock still the starter. Despite Fangio’s prowess as a defensive coach in the NFL, his Broncos defense finished 25th in points allowed and 21st in total yards allowed per game last season.

The Most Obvious

It wasn’t supposed to be pretty in Year 1 for Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor. Then, Year 2 came and Taylor now has just six NFL wins in 32 career games. As a result, Taylor is given +1000 odds to be the first NFL head coach to join the ranks of the unemployed.

The problem for Taylor and the Bengals in 2021 is that they start the season with Minnesota, Chicago, Pittsburgh, a new Jacksonville under head coach Urban Meyer, and Green Bay. Another poor start could send Taylor packing before they Bengals get to the bye week.

Other Contenders

In three years with the Raiders, Jon Gruden has gone a rather pedestrian 57-55 with zero appearances in the postseason. Without a trip to the postseason in Year 4, Gruden might be right back in the FFCA (Fired Football Coaches Association) once again. Gruden is given +1000 odds to be the first coach fired. His teams have been solid, so it’s likely he makes it through the regular season at the very least.

Kliff Kingsbury is 13-18-3 in two seasons in Arizona. He had the Cardinals flying high in 2020. Arizona was 6-3 after nine games, but the team fell apart and finished 2-5 to go 8-8. They tied Chicago for a wild card berth, but the Bears won the tiebreaker and went to the playoffs.

The Cardinals have built a pretty good offense around former No. 1 overall draft pick QB Kyler Murray. The Cardinals do play in the toughest division in the NFL – the NFC West – but barring a catastrophe, Kingsbury probably gets a fourth year. At the very least, he won’t be fired first.

The Best Bet

For real value, check out Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy. Since he led the Bears to a 13-3 finish and an NFC North Division title in his first year with the franchise, Nagy has underperformed. Chicago has gone 8-8 in each of its last two seasons. An expanded playoffs gave them a postseason berth last year. The Bears were eliminated in the wild card round by New Orleans.

Nagy was supposed to be an offensive guy, but the Bears offense has finished outside the top 20 in scoring in each of the past two seasons. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky regressed from his first season, lost his starting job and is no longer with the team.

At some point, Nagy is going to have to turn to No. 11 overall draft pick Justin Fields, a rookie. Whatever the reasoning and whenever the time, it won’t matter. Another anemic Bears offense will leave the franchise with no alternative but to fire Nagy and do so before the end of the season.

Chicago opens the season with the Rams, plays at Cleveland in Week 3, and then has a midseason stretch of Green Bay, Tampa Bay, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore. That stretch will determine Chicago’s season and Nagy’s fate.

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