NFL: Rhule, Carroll, McCarthy, Rivera and Reich could be first coaches fired this year


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Matt Rhule, the current head coach of the Carolina Panthers is leading a roster that no coach wants to be on - the first coach in the NFL to be fired this season.

That’s according to online sportsbook, BetUS, which recently posted odds on which one of the NFL’s 32 head coaches will get their walking papers first this year.

Rhule leads the pack at +225 odds, while the Seattle Seahawks’ Pete Carroll (+350), Dallas Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy (+600), Washington Commanders’ Ron Rivera (+700), and the Indianapolis Colts’ Frank Reich (+800) round out the top five.

“Rhule’s unflattering position on this list should come as no surprise to anyone,” says Barry Barger, senior betting analyst for BetUS.  “The third-year head coach boasts a 10-23 record from his first two seasons in the NFL.  Frankly, coaches have been fired for less.  But in his defense, he hasn’t had a viable starting quarterback.  The Teddy Bridgewater experiment didn’t work in 2020 and Sam Darnold in 2021 proved to be another disappointment.”

As things stand, with Darnold expected as Carolina’s starter for the season, BetUS bookmakers are skeptical of the Panthers’ prospects this year.  “Unless something changes dramatically between now and September, Carolina’s prospects for 2022 won’t improve.  That’s an ominous sign for Rhule,” Barger concludes.

BetUS betting analysts are available on short notice for commentary or interview to discuss this or dozens of other ‘prop’ bets that fans are clamoring over as football season fast approaches. 

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