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Odds Point to Gase as Next NFL Coach to Be Fired

Adam Gase of the New York Jets calls plays on the sideline.

Only three weeks remain in the 2020 NFL season and the favorite as the next NFL coach to be fired has dodged another bullet. New York Jets head coach Adam Gase remains favored to be the next head coaching casualty after Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia was given his pink slip and shown the door on November 28.

Gase is now the +150 favorite to be the next NFL coach fired at BetOnline with Anthony Lynn (+175), Doug Marrone (+600), Zac Taylor (+650), Matt Nagy (+750), Doug Pederson (+900) and Mike Zimmer (+2000) also on the list.

Bill O’Brien became the first coach to get the boot when the Houston Texans let him go on October 5, with ex-Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn following suit shortly after on October 11. Patricia joined those two in the unemployed ranks following the Lions’ 41-25 Thanksgiving loss to the Texans.

Here’s a look at the shop’s full odds for this prop. To find out the best places to bet on football, head over to our Best NFL Sites page.

Who Is Favored to Be the Next NFL Coach Fired in 2020?

Next NFL Coach Fired Odds
CoachOdds
Adam Gase+150
Anthony Lynn+175
Doug Marrone+600
Zac Taylor+650
Matt Nagy +750
Doug Pederson+900
Mike Zimmer+2000

Odds as of December 16 at BetOnline

Can Gase Keep His Job?

On the heels of a disappointing 2019 campaign that saw the Jets go 7-9 and miss the playoffs, many NFL pundits thought Gase’s time with the franchise was over. But Jets owner Woody Johnson gave Gase a vote of confidence, declaring he would be back with the team in 2020.

The Jets are off to a horrendous 0-13 start to the season and are battling it out with Marrone’s Jacksonville Jaguars for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

On October 12, Gase said he was open to giving up play-calling duties after the Jets’ 30-10 loss to the Cardinals. Just two days later, he told the media that he had spoken with the coaches under him on the Jets staff and said they agreed the head coach was the right guy for the job.

This team does not look like it’s going to come anywhere close to contending in the AFC for the foreseeable future. Fans have shown up at the Jets’ practice facility to protest Gase’s ongoing presence – something that’s even more incredible considering we’re in the middle of a global pandemic.

The chances of Gase maintaining his job next season are slim to none, and it seems to be more a question of when, not if, he will be fired. The oddsmakers are smart to make him the favorite for this prop.

What About Marrone?

The Jaguars hit their bye week on a six-game losing streak, and the seat under Doug Marrone was getting hotter by the day. Following the bye, the Jags have dropped six straight games against the Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans to fall to 1-12 on the season.

Since the start of the 2018 campaign, the Jags have gone 12-33 under Marrone after going to the AFC championship game the previous year.

Jacksonville’s roster is incredibly thin on talent – especially on defense – which has made Marrone’s job even harder. With the Jags fully targeting Trevor Lawrence as the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see someone else calling plays for Jacksonville next season.

Whether they make that change before the end of the year is up in the air, but there is value on him at +600.

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