That statement still rings true at present, especially for coaches.
It’s difficult for a team to part ways with a struggling player with a massive contract.
Either they find a trade partner willing to take him or buy out his contract and absorb a dead cap.
The situation is different with players because they earn less than some players and are not included in the team’s salary cap.
Therefore, general managers or team owners will not hesitate to give the pink slip to coaches that fail to get the job done.
Last season, former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer lasted only 13 games before getting the boot for several reasons.
This year, sportsbook platform BetOnline.ag has identified the coach that is likely to be fired first.
Updated next NFL coach fired odds
Nathaniel Hackett -200
Matt Rhule +250
Frank Reich +900
Kliff Kingsbury +1200
Ron Rivera +1600
Josh McDaniels +1800
Dan Campbell +2000
Dennis Allen +2500
Mike Tomlin +3300
Lovie Smith +3300
Mike Vrabel +4000
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) October 7, 2022
BetOnline.ag has Denver Broncos mentor Nathaniel Hackett with -200 odds.
This result will likely happen anytime soon, given their futility to score on offense.
They are ranked 31st in points per game and had a combined 27 points in their two victories.
The Broncos scored only nine points in their Week 5 Thursday Night Football game versus the Indianapolis Colts.
That performance made his hot seat even warmer.
Other Coaches On The List
Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is second at +250, while the Indianapolis Colts’ Frank Reich is third at +900.
Hackett can prolong his stint with Denver for at least one week if the Broncos defeat the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.