After the first week of the NFL season, New York Jets Coach Adam Gase has managed to move into first place. Unfortunately for him, it’s not in the AFC East standings — but rather in the betting odds on the first NFL head coach to be fired.
Or, as gambling website Bovada lists it in a semantic device that accounts for coaches possibly being allowed to step down from their jobs to save face, Gase now stands atop the field in the category of “First coach to permanently leave his post.”
On the website, Gase was given +300 odds, meaning that a $100 bet would pay out a $300 profit. Just behind him is the Detroit Lions’ Matt Patricia at +350, with the Atlanta Falcons’ Dan Quinn (+600) and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Doug Marrone a little further back (+750). Bill O’Brien of the Houston Texans comes next, at +1100, before a sharp drop to a group headed by the Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy and the Los Angeles Chargers’ Anthony Lynn, both at +2500.
situation in a similar light, offering the same odds on the top four apart from having Quinn listed at +500. That represented a change from SportsLine’s oddsheading into the NFL’s opening weekend, when it viewed Patricia as the most likely to go, followed by, in order, Marrone, Quinn and Gase.
However, that was before Gase’s Jets looked very much like the worst team in the NFL while suffering a 27-17 loss at Buffalo that wasn’t as close as the final score suggested. The Bills jumped out to a 21-0 lead and only had an 18-point edge at halftime because quarterback Josh Allen twice fumbled the ball away inside Jets territory. Meanwhile, Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, taken third overall in the 2018 draft while Allen went seventh, looked erratic and ill-prepared as New York failed to get its second first down until less than two minutes remained in the first half.
“Early, we couldn’t get into a rhythm,” Gase said after the game. “I was trying to find the right call to get [Darnold] going a little bit. … I’ve just got to get him more in a rhythm early in the game.”
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