NFL Betting: 2021 Coaching Special Props to Wager On

NFL Betting: 2021 Coaching Special Props to Wager On

Written by on July 13, 2021

MyBookie gives fans plenty of options for NFL wagering, even throughout the offseason. Today we’ll take a look at how you can win betting NFL coaching specials props.

Coaching special props are listed on MyBookie, with the primary prop, “which coach will get fired first?”

Each year, at least one coach is fired during the regular season. Let’s take a look at the NFL Coaching Specials Props.

How to Win With NFL Coaching Specials Props

First Coach Fired Odds

  1. Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears: +700
  2. Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys: +750
  3. Vic Fangio, Denver Broncos: +750
  4. Jon Gruden, Las Vegas Raiders: +1000
  5. Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings: +1100
  6. Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals: +1200
  7. Zac Taylor, Cincinnati Bengals: +1200
  8. David Culley, Houston Texans: +1600
  9. Matt Rhule, Carolina Panthers: +1600
  10. Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans: +1600
  11. Matt LaFleur, Green Bay Packers: +2000

Matt Nagy leads the pack, with +700 odds to be the first coach relieved of his duties. Nagy, along with GM Ryan Pace, is in an interesting position.

In theory, they should both be on thin ice, but the draft selection of quarterback Justin Fields in the first round this year may buy them some more flexibility.

Growing pains are to be expected with a young quarterback, and if Fields looks the part on the field, Chicago’s ownership may give Nagy a chance to work with the passer beyond this season.

On the flip-side, and one reason Nagy is a strong bet here is his public comments that the team will begin the season with Andy Dalton as the starter.

It’s a peculiar announcement to make before training camp even begins, and if Nagy’s stubbornness gets in the way of giving the Bears prized rookie a chance to learn in a game, he should be on his way out.

Things to Consider When Betting on Which Coach Will be Fired First

For a coach to be fired before the season is over or immediately on the Monday after the regular season, there needs to be accompanying disappointment.

Disappointment is birthed from expectations. So, which team from the above has the highest expectations going into the season?

Mike McCarthy and the Dallas Cowboys stick out, and McCarthy’s second-best odds at +750 validate his hot seat.

The Cowboys are a team that consistently gets buzz and hype leading up to the season, despite no postseason success in the last two decades. With Dak Prescott expected to make a full recovery at the start of the season, and loaded offensive weapons, the Cowboys are the favorite to win the NFC East.

If McCarthy can’t win what is widely considered the weakest division in football, it’s hard to justify him staying on for a third season in Dallas.

Matt LaFleur, head coach of the Green Bay Packers, is just outside the top ten odds. But at +2000, it is an intriguing bet to consider.

There hasn’t been much good news out of Green Bay this summer, with reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers publicly wanting off the team. If Rodgers does not return and Jordan Love has a poor season, Green Bay may elect for a fresh start with a new coach. Expectations are high after a 13-3 season and an NFC Championship Game appearance.

Best Bets

The three coaches mentioned above seem like solid bets to not return in 2022 if 2021 does not go well.

Consider betting on each to increase your chances:

  • Matt Nagy, +700
  • Mike McCarthy, +750
  • Matt LaFleur, +2000