Betting Odds: New York Jets Adam Gase Now the Favorite to be First NFL Head Coach Fired

Kristian Dyer

Two days after a debilitating and disheartening season opener, the New York Jets are already out of favor around the NFL. But they are favored in one category, and it isn’t a good one.

Adam Gase, in his second season with the Jets, is now the favorite to be the first head coach to be fired. According to gaming site @BovadaLV, Gase is +325 to be “the first coach to permanently leave his post.”

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia is second at +350.

An unpopular hire last offseason, many Jets fans pegged former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy as their favorite to replace Todd Bowles. McCarthy ended up going to the Dallas Cowboys (he is one of 13 head coaches at +5000).

Almost immediately, Gase was on the hot seat last year, a 1-7 start led to fan unrest. But he did well to block out the noise and criticism, rebounding to go 6-2 to close out the year. That 7-9 finish gave the Jets some serious momentum heading into the offseason.

That momentum has slipped away a bit following a 27-17 loss in Week 1 at the Buffalo Bills. It was a discouraging effort on both sides of the ball from the Jets but especially on offense where they managed just 254 yards in total offense.

It might be unfair to be Gase on the hot seat at this point. With no preseason games, it was always going to be difficult for the Jets to blend four new starters on the offensive line and two new starting wide receivers.

This is also a team that is very much rebuilding and is far from a finished product. A better performance this Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers and Gase could cool temperature on his hot seat.

A look at the rest of the odds from BovadaLV:

FIRST COACH TO PERMANENTLY LEAVE HIS POST

Adam Gase +325

Matt Patricia +350

Dan Quinn +600

Doug Marrone +750

Bill O’Brien +1100

Anthony Lynn +2500

Matt Nagy +2500

Zak Taylor +3000

Bruce Arians +3300

Vic Fangio +3300

Brian Flores +3300

Mike Zimmer +3300

Joe Judge +4000

Kliff Kingsbury +4000

Bill Belichick +5000

Pete Carroll +5000

Jon Gruden +5000

John Harbaugh +5000

Matt Lafleur +5000

Mike McCarthy +5000

Sean Payton +5000

Doug Pederson +5000

Frank Reich +5000

Andy Reid +5000

Ron Rivera +5000

Kevin Stefanski +5000

Mike Tomlin +5000

Sean McDermott +6600

Sean McVay +6600

Matt Rhule +6600

Mike Vrabel +6600

Kyle Shanahan +10000

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