The Atlanta Falcons fired Dan Quinn after an 0-5 start, with defensive coordinator Raheem Morris finishing out the 2020 NFL season as interim head coach. Quinn finished his tenure in Atlanta with a 43-42 record, including an appearance in Super Bowl 51.
Sportsbook has released odds on who will become the next Atlanta Falcons head coach, with Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy listed as the +175 favorite. He’s followed by Morris (+400), Brandon Staley (+500), Todd Bowles (+500) and Robert Saleh (+600) to round out the top five candidates on the oddsboard.
Who are the Betting Favorites to Become Next Coach of the Atlanta Falcons?
Odds as of January 5 at Sportsbook
Eric Bieniemy Has Best Odds to Become Falcons’ Next Head Coach
Eric Bieniemy, who has spent the last few years as OC under head coach Andy Reid with the Chiefs, has +175 odds to be the next head coach of the Atlanta Falcons with implied odds of 36.36 percent according to our Sports Betting Calculator.
After directing the potent Chiefs attack, his coaching schemes would fit perfectly with an offensively gifted Falcons team. There needs to be a decision on what to do with quarterback Matt Ryan, but outside of that, they have two prolific wideouts in Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley to go with running back Todd Gurley.
Best Value Pick: Josh McDaniels
Josh McDaniels, the offensive coordinator of the Patriots, has been around for many years. He made a quick stop in Denver as the Broncos head coach, where he lasted a season and a half, and an even quicker stop as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, agreeing to leave New England only to retract his decision. McDaniels has +1200 odds to be the next Atlanta Falcons head coach.
McDaniels might finally be ready to move on from New England after a troublesome season with Cam Newton as the quarterback. He is a great offensive mind and would help infuse some new energy in Atlanta. Although there are some really good offensive-minded coaches out there, McDaniels would be a great fit with the Falcons.
Long-Shot Pick: Raheem Morris
Raheem Morris was the interim coach of the Falcons after Dan Quinn was dismissed, guiding the team to a 4-7 record, and currently has the second-highest odds to become the Atlanta Falcons head coach at +400. He does have some head coaching experience, serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach from 2009 to 2011.
The one knock on Morris is his record as a head coach. He’s a combined 21-38 in that capacity with just one winning season under his belt. While Morris may be a long shot, he might have the inside track given that he’s been with the team since 2015 and has a strong relationship with owner Arthur Blank.