Falcons fans have been optimistic about the team in 2019. The offensive line has been rebuilt, the young defense is healthier, and some ineffective coaches are now former coaches. Honestly, it feels like a great bounce-back year.
Knox Bardeen of 92.9 The Game pulled the betting odds for Quinn’s job security and they are rough.
Odds of being 1st NFL head coach fired or leave job voluntarily, via @betonline_ag:— Knox Bardeen (@knoxbardeen) August 14, 2019
1. Jay Gruden 4-1
2. Pat Shurmer 7-1
3. Doug Marrone 9-1
4t. Bill O'Brien 12-1
4t. Dan Quinn 12-1
29t. Andy Reid 100-1
29t. Doug Pederson 100-1
29t. Sean McVay 100-1
32. Bill Belichick 250-1
Quinn is shockingly in the same group as quintessential underperformers like Jay Gruden, Pat Shurmer, Doug Marrone, and Bill O’Brien. While Gruden has rarely wrestled with competency, coaches like Marrone and O’Brien have at least recently made the playoffs.
Vegas is predicting another disaster season. We expect Quinn to be in serious trouble if he misses the playoffs. However, with the roster as-is, Atlanta should be competitive for a playoff spot.
Short of another rash of injuries, missing the playoffs means another coaching letdown. We noted earlier this offseason that Quinn is facing a make-or-break season when he named himself defensive coordinator. He knows the roster, he has roster control, and he’s an experienced defensive coordinator. All defensive failure lies strictly with Quinn.
So the bettors must not have liked Atlanta’s offseason moves. They were definitely bold but not 12-1 dangerous.