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Who Will Be the Next Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills?

No matter which team you cheer for, you have to feel at least a little sorry for the Buffalo Bills. The 2016 NFL season marked the Bills’ 17th straight year without a playoff appearance – the longest drought in the league. Even the lowly Cleveland Browns have made the postseason since then (2002).

When it comes to head coaches, the seat seems to be perennially hot in Western New York. Just ask Rex Ryan, who was recently shown the door in the wake of a 7-9 campaign. In two seasons in Buffalo, Ryan guided the Bills to a combined 15-16 record. The Bills have now had five different bench bosses in 10 years.

So, who’s got the inside track to man the sidelines for the franchise in 2017? At Bovada, interim coach Anthony Lynn is the +200 front-runner, with Josh McDaniels (+250), Matt Patricia (+300), Frank Reich (+500), Tom Coughlin (+700), Teryl Austin (+700) and Kyle Shanahan (+750) also on the board.

Lynn, who coached the team’s final game of the season after Ryan’s firing (a 30-10 loss to the New York Jets), has stated getting the Bills job would be his first choice. The 48-year-old was interviewing with the San Francisco 49ers on January 4 and is expected to be pursued by other teams with coaching vacancies. Lynn met with the 49ers last year before the front office settled on Chip Kelly.

After Lynn, the New England Patriots duo of Patricia and McDaniels would be very attractive for the Bills. They are considered two of the top assistants in the league, and luring one away from the division rival Patriots could greatly benefit the squad in a number of ways.

Who will be the next coach of the Buffalo Bills?

Odds as of January 4 at Bovada

  • Anthony Lynn +200
  • Josh McDaniels +250
  • Matt Patricia +300
  • Frank Reich +500
  • Tom Coughlin +700
  • Teryl Austin +700
  • Kyle Shanahan +750

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