Fire Head Coaches (08/14/14)

By Paul Bessire
Which coaches are on the hot seat? Who will be the first coach fired? Odds courtesy of

After three consecutive 8-8 seasons, it might not be much of a surprise that Jason Garrett (2/1) is the favorite to be the first Head Coach fired this season. The good news, we don't project the Cowboys to finish 8-8 this year, the bad news, Dallas finishes last in the NFC East (and is only favored in one game all season).

Of the coaches most likely to get the axe in 2014, four of the top six have losing career records (the first seven and all but two on this list are projected to have losing records this season). In that same group, four coaches of the top six coaches have only been at the helm of their respective organization for two years or less.

For most coaches, getting hired comes with the knowledge that, one day, they will get fired. Two of the league's longest tenured coaches, Marvin Lewis (20/1) and Tom Coughlin (25/1), make the list.

Even Super Bowl winning coaches could become the first casualty of the season. Two Super Bowl champions, Mike Tomlin (33/1) and Tom Coughlin (again), have odds to be dismissed.

Who do you think will be fired first?

Odds to be 1st Coach Fired

Coach Team Odds
Jason Garrett Dallas Cowboys 2/1
Dennis Allen Oakland Raiders 4/1
Joe Philbin Miami Dolphins 7/1
Doug Marrone Buffalo Bills 8/1
Rex Ryan New York Jets 10/1
Gus Bradley Jacksonville Jaguars 12/1
Mike Smith Atlanta Falcons 12/1
Marvin Lewis Cincinnati Bengals 20/1
Ron Rivera Carolina Panthers 20/1
Marc Trestman Chicago Bears 25/1
Tom Coughlin New York Giants 25/1
Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers 33/1