At this rate, the two NFL head coaches in Texas might not keep their jobs for long.
Due to past performances, neither Garrett nor O’Brien owned the best job security entering this season.
However, the pair weren’t exactly on the hot seat, either. At least according to oddsmakers.
Right before Week 1, O’Brien (+2000) was listed as the seventh most likely NFL head coach to be fired first in 2018. Garret was ranked tied for eighth, (per oddsshark.com).
Here’s the list ranked from most to least-likely to get fired before Week 1 of the season.
|Dirk Koetter (Buccaneers)||+250|
|Hue Jackson (Browns)||+350|
|Vance Joseph (Broncos)||+650|
|Adam Gase (Dolphins)||+750|
|Marvin Lewis (Bengals)||+1600|
|Todd Bowles (Jets)||+1600|
|Bill O’Brien (Texans)||+2000|
|Jay Gruden (Redskins)||+2800|
|Frank Reich (Colts)||+3300|
|Jason Garrett (Cowboys)||+3300|
|John Harbaugh (Ravens)||+3300|
|Jon Gruden (Raiders)||+3300|
|Matt Nagy (Bears)||+3300|
|Mike Vrabel (Titans)||+3300|
The season is still young, but boy, three games can really alter the landscape in the NFL.
The 12 head coaches who entered the season with similar or worse odds to be fired have, up to this point, collectively produced a surprising 20-15-1 record.
The Dolphins are undefeated and could tighten their AFC East lead this weekend against the Patriots.
The Bears are in sole possession of first place in the NFC North.
The Redskins, Buccaneers, Bengals, Broncos, Titans and Ravens are all 2-1. And they all hold at least a share of first place in their respective divisions.
The Browns could very easily be 3-0 and now have a potentially dynamic quarterback in rookie Baker Mayfield.
The Jets, Colts and Raiders are under .500. However, the latter two teams have a first-year head coach.
In Houston, O’Brien still has the support of his owner, at least publicly.
The same holds true of Garrett in Dallas.
During his weekly radio on 105.3 The Fan, Jones said that despite his team’s underwhelming record, he has not ‘hit the panic button’ and he “likes our coaching staff.’