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Arthur Smith odds-on favorite to be Falcons' next coach

Field Level Media
15 Jan 2021, 07:55 GMT+10

Arthur Smith emerged as the odds-on favorite to be named the Atlanta Falcons' next head coach.

The Tennessee Titans' offensive coordinator has been associated to some degree with every NFL head coaching vacancy this year. However, he is now being offered at 4/5 by to succeed Dan Quinn in Atlanta, making him the only odds-on favorite among the current NFL openings - meaning he has lower than 1/1 odds to be hired.

The Falcons conducted two interviews with Smith, who has also drawn significant interest from the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions.

Atlanta has interviewed seven candidates, including NFL offensive coordinators Joe Brady (Carolina), Eric Bieniemy (Kansas City) and Nathaniel Hackett (Green Bay).

Falcons Head Coach Odds (

Arthur Smith 4/5 (6/1 odds last week)

Joe Brady 3/1

Eric Bieniemy 3/1

Nathaniel Hackett 7/1

Brandon Staley 9/1

Raheem Morris 10/1

Robert Saleh 10/1

Todd Bowles 12/1

The Falcons fired Quinn after starting last season 0-5. Interim coach Raheem Morris went 4-7 and has also been interviewed for the job.

With Urban Meyer reportedly close to taking over as Jacksonville's head coach, is not offering odds on the Jaguars' opening.

Odds on the remaining vacancies:

Chargers next head coach

Matt Eberflus 7/2 (10/1 odds last week)

Brandon Staley 4/2

Brian Daboll 9/2

Robert Saleh 5/1

Joe Brady 7/1

Eric Bieniemy 8/1

Arthur Smith 9/1

Dennis Allen 10/1

Jason Garrett 15/1

Eagles next head coach

Joe Brady 5/2 (6/1 odds last week)

Lincoln Riley 3/1

Robert Saleh 5/1

Arthur Smith 7/1

Eric Bieniemy 9/1

Duce Staley 10/1

Kellen Moore 10/1

Todd Bowles 12/1

Jerod Mayo 12/1

Mike Kafka 12/1

Brandon Staley 15/1

Ryan Day 20/1

Jets next head coach

Robert Saleh 2/1 (8/1 odds last week)

Doug Pederson 5/2

Brian Daboll 5/1

Arthur Smith 5/1

Brandon Staley 7/1

Eric Bieniemy 8/1

Joe Brady 9/1

Aaron Glenn 10/1

Matt Eberflus 12/1

Marvin Lewis 15/1

Lions next head coach

Eric Bieniemy 5/2 (4/1 odds last week)

Robert Saleh 3/1

Arthur Smith 7/2

Dan Campbell 5/1

Marvin Lewis 8/1

Todd Bowles 10/1

Darrell Bevell 10/1

Texans next head coach

Jim Caldwell 5/2 (10/1 odds last week)

Eric Bieniemy 3/1

Marvin Lewis 4/1

Joe Brady 4/1

Leslie Frazier 7/1

Brandon Staley 8/1

Arthur Smith 10/1

David Culley 10/1

Josh McDaniels 15/1

--Field Level Media

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