The Cincinnati Bengals are off to an 0-3 start, which has head coach Marvin Lewis squarely on the hot seat.
That’s what happens when you follow up a 6-9-1 season in 2016 with a disastrous first three games of 2017. Including the final five games (playoffs included) of 2015, Lewis is now 8-15-1 over his last 24 games. Having nearly twice as many losses compared to wins is a good way to get fired, but Lewis should keep his job for at least a little longer.
Will that be for the rest of the 2017 season? BookMaker.eu has opened odds for the futures of three current NFL head coaches in Lewis, Ben McAdoo of the New York Giants and Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts.
The odds do not favor any of the trio being fired before season’s end. McAdoo, who is in his second year with the Giants, has the longest odds at +1000 (risk $100 to win $1000), giving him a nine-percent probability of getting axed.
Lewis carries +210 odds of being fired. This implies he has a 32-percent probability of losing his job.
Pagano has the best odds of being canned, according to the oddsmakers, at +200. His -250 odds on “no” suggest he has almost a 70-percent chance of keeping his job as the head man in Indianapolis.
You can find more current odds here.
Will Lewis be fired before the end of the 2017-18 NFL regular season?