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First NFL Coach To Be Fired: Odds Point To Meyer or Nagy

Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars, seen here, is the favorite in latest NFL first coach fired odds first

The 2021 NFL season is well underway and the favorites to be the first NFL coach fired should be no surprise at this point. Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer leads the pack at +100. Meyer is followed by the Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy, who is not far behind in the odds at +250.

With controversy swirling around him in Jacksonville, Urban Meyer stands alone atop the oddsboard at BetOnline Sportsbook as the +100 favorite to be the first NFL coach fired. Matt Nagy (+250), Joe Judge (+400), Vic Fangio (+900), Mike Zimmer (+1200), Brian Flores (+1800) and Dan Campbell (+2500) are also near the top of the list.

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Who Is Favored To Be The First NFL Coach Fired In 2021?

First NFL Coach Fired Odds
CoachOdds
Urban Meyer+100
Matt Nagy+250
Joe Judge+400
Vic Fangio+900
Mike Zimmer+1200
Brian Flores+1800
Dan Campbell+2500
Frank Reich+2800
Ron Rivera+2800
Zac Taylor+3300
Robert Saleh+4000
David Culley+5000
Mike Tomlin+5000

Odds as of October 14 at BetOnline Sportsbook

First NFL Coach Fired In 2021: Urban Meyer or Matt Nagy?

Urban Meyer (+100)

Urban Meyer, in his first season with the Jags, has been at the forefront of the news, and not for the right reasons. According to many NFL reporters, Meyer lost the trust of his players and others in the organization after he was seen out at a bar after their Week 4 loss to the Bengals.

It is no surprise that Meyer is the name that sits atop the oddsboard and it is very possible that he doesn’t complete his first season as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

On top of all the controversy going on off the field, the Jaguars haven’t looked all that impressive on the field either, losing their first five games. The Jags are one of two teams that have yet to record a win this season and they have the second-worst point differential in the league.

It feels like Meyer could be gone any day now, which is why he leads the odds to be the first coach fired. The Jags will have an opportunity to get their first win this week as they travel to England to face a Dolphins team that has been bad to start the season.

If Jacksonville loses convincingly in this one, it would not surprise me to see Meyer given his walking papers as the Jaguars head into their bye following this game.

Will Urban Meyer Complete The 2021-22 Season As Head Coach Of The Jacksonville Jaguars?
ResultOdds
YESEVEN (+100)
NO-140

Matt Nagy (+250)

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy is another coach on the hot seat. Nagy was hired before the 2018 campaign and has amassed a 31-22 record in his three seasons in the Windy City.

A sizable chunk of those wins came in his first year in 2018 when the Bears went 12-4. Since then, they have had back-to-back seasons with an 8-8 record and no postseason appearance.

The time is now for Nagy and the Bears as they just drafted the player many believe will be the quarterback of the future in Chicago. Justin Fields has played all right in his rookie season since taking over in the huddle and the Bears sit at 3-2 after five weeks.

After a rough start to the year for Nagy and the Bears, the team has bounced back with two big wins against the Lions and Raiders. Nagy appears to be fine for the time being, but it is something to keep an eye on as we move along through the season.

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Value Pick: Don’t Sleep On Mike Zimmer (+1200)

My sleeper pick to be the first head coach fired is Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. The Vikings, on paper, are a solid team that should be competing for a playoff spot. That is the expectation in Minnesota, so if the team continues to play at its current level, Zimmer could be on his way out.

Zimmer is 66-50-1 in his seven-plus years at the helm of the Vikings, including a couple of great seasons when the team recorded double-digit wins. However, in 2020, the Vikings went 7-9 and missed the playoffs.

The Vikes have carried their struggles into the 2021 season, currently sitting at 2-3, and if it wasn’t for Justin Tucker’s record-breaking field goal as time expired vs the Lions, this team would be 1-4. The Vikings have not looked very good on either side of the ball, which is concerning for a team that is capable of being a playoff contender.

It doesn’t get any easier for the Vikings as their next six games come against the Panthers, Cowboys, Ravens, Chargers, Packers and 49ers. Minnesota could easily lose at least four of those games and be out of contention. At +1200, there is good value on the Vikings frontman to be the first coach to get the boot.

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Best Bet To Be First NFL Coach Fired: Mike Zimmer (+1200)