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After Falcons Make Quinn the Second Coach to Lose His Job, Odds to Be Next NFL Head Coach Fired

Tom Dimitroff and Dan Quinn on sideline
Off to an 0-5 start, the Atlanta Falcons fired GM Tom Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn, leading to the obvious question - which NFL head coach is next on the firing line? Photo by @GAFollowers (Twitter.com).
  • Dan Quinn of the 0-5 Atlanta Falcons was fired on Sunday, one week after Bill O’Brien was dismissed by the Texans
  • Adam Gase of the 0-5 New York Jets is the odds-on -250 favorite to be the next NFL coach fired
  • See the updated odds to be the next NFL coach fired below

There was only one correct response to the news that Dan Quinn had been fired as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

What took them so long?

Likewise, there’s only one logical response whenever Adam Gase is shown patroling the New York Jets’ sideline.

Why is this man still on the job?

Not that this question wasn’t already on the minds of most football fans, but it’s only going to grow more puzzling now that Quinn’s finally been put out of his misery.

The ongoing and lately, ever-changing prop wager regarding which NFL head coach will be the next to be removed from his position has fixed its gaze on Gase. He’s the odds-on -250 favorite to be the coach who’s that guy.

Doug Marrone (1-4) of the Jacksonville Jaguars (+250) and Matt Patricia (1-3) of the Detroit Lions (+500) are right behind Gase.

Odds to Be Next NFL Coach Fired

Coach (Team) Odds
Adam Gase (Jets) -250
Doug Marrone (Jaguars) +250
Matt Patricia (Lions) +500
Mike Zimmer (Vikings) +900
Anthony Lynn (Chargers) +1400
Vic Fangio (Broncos) +1600
Mike McCarthy (Cowboys) +25000

Odds as of Oct. 12th

After five weeks, the NFL is already 40% of the way to last year’s tally of five head coaches fired.

Falcons Dismissing Quinn Was Overdue

To get a sense of how much football people are dumbfounded by the fact that Gase remains gainfully employed, consider this – last week, Gase was the +185 favorite to be the next coach fired over Quinn (+220), the man who was presiding over the NFL’s most out of control dumpster fire.

Atlanta was 13-28 over the last 41 games with Quinn in charge. He survived last season despite a 1-7 start.

He outlasted becoming the first head coach in NFL history to ever blow fourth-quarter leads of 15+ points in successive games. Evidently, Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers was the final straw.

The only surprise was the Falcons also issuing GM Tom Dimitroff a pink slip.

Oh-For New York

The only NFL squad situated in that state of New York, the Buffalo Bills, are 4-0. The two NFL teams that call themselves New York, even though the play home games in New Jersey – the Giants and the Jets – are a combined 0-10.

In his first year on the job, Giants head coach Joe Judge is probably safe, even though by comparison, Amy Coney Barrett looks to be the more qualified Judge.

Gase has posted more double digit-point losses than wins during his NFL head coaching career.

Billed as some sort of quarterback whisperer – Gase was once Peyton Manning’s QB coach and OC in Denver – the steady devolution in Jets QB Sam Darnold’s development is alarming.

On The Firing Line

There’s an interesting tilt at Ford Field Sunday as the Lions host the Jaguars. The losing coach will feel the noose tighten.

Marrone is another coach who’s made NFL history this season. The Jags are the first team in NFL history to lose three straight to previously-winless clubs.

Things to make Jags management go hmmm . . . the Texans beat Jacksonville right after firing Bill O’Brien.

Does Zimmer Offer Value?

The Minnesota Vikings have gone from promising 2019 playoff team to 1-4 in a short span. Recent success didn’t save O’Brien’s job. Is Vikings coach Mike Zimmer in any jeopardy?

Zimmer cost them a win on Sunday. He went for it late-game on fourth down rather than kick a field goal to gain an eight-point lead.

He might be worth a look at +900.

Pick: Adam Gase (-250).

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