Kliff Kingsbury starts his third season as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. But it could also be his last if the Cardinals don’t end up making the playoffs.
Odds have been released for the top coaches expected to be fired first this season and Kingsbury is near the top.
After going 13-18-1 in his last two seasons with the Cardinals, it’s a show-up or shut-up season for Kingsbury.
Sportsbook Odds: The First Coach To Be Fired This Season
On average, two coaches are fired every year in the NFL. So it is no surprise that there are odds out there for which coach will be fired first. We have broken down the top five favorites to get the ax this year.
- Vic Fangio Denver Broncos +500
- Mike McCarthy Dallas Cowboys +600
- Kliff Kingsbury Arizona Cardinals +750
- Matt Nagy Chicago Bears +750
- Zac Taylor Cincinnati Bengals +850
Vic Fangio: Denver Broncos +500
Vic Fangio has been the head coach of the Denver Broncos since 2019. The team ended last season last in the AFC West division with a 7-9 record. Fangio is under extreme pressure to produce a winning season for the Broncos. It is going to be hard to accomplish since there isn’t a stand-out quarterback on the roster. The good news is that sportsbook apps are being quite generous and have the Broncos finishing the season around .500.
- Odds to make playoffs by DraftKings +110
- Odds to win AFC West by BetMGM +700
- Odds to win Super Bowl by Caesars +4000
Mike McCarthy: Dallas Cowboys +600
It is only Mike McCarthy’s second season as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, but it could be his last if the Cowboys fail to make the playoffs this year. The Cowboys missed the playoffs last year finishing third in their division with a 6-10 record. The main reason could have been due to Dak Prescott’s injury. Sportsbooks have Dallas finishing around .500 and are a favorite to win the NFC East. This is doable if Prescott and the rest of the roster can stay healthy.
- Odds to make playoffs by DraftKings -140
- Odds to win NFC East by BetMGM +135
- Odds to win Super Bowl by Caesars +3000
Kliff Kingsbury: Arizona Cardinals +750
Kliff Kingsbury has been with the Cardinals since 2019, missing the playoffs both seasons. The team was close to making the playoffs last year, but lost five of their last seven games and finished the season with an 8-8 record. They are expected to end the season around .500 again, possibly earning a Wild Card playoff spot.
- Odds to make playoffs by DraftKings +150
- Odds to win NFC West by BetMGM +600
- Odds to win Super Bowl by Caesars +4000
Matt Nagy: Chicago Bears +750
Matt Nagy starts his fourth year with the Chicago Bears. He has led the team to two playoff performances but has yet to get past the Wild Card round. As of now, the starting quarterback is still up in the air as Andy Dalton and Justin Fields battle it out for the number one spot. But things don’t look promising this year with sportsbooks predicting the Bears to go under .500.
- Odds to make playoffs by DraftKings +210
- Odds to win NFC North by BetMGM +550
- Odds to win Super Bowl by Caesars +5000
Zac Taylor: Cincinnati Bengals +850
Zac Taylor started with the Cincinnati Bengals back in 2019 and after two failed seasons, his coaching job is on the line. The Bengals finished fourth in the AFC North division with a 4-11 record. This could have been due to Joe Burrow’s injury, but the Bengals did have a 2-14 record the year before, so it comes down to more than just the quarterback. The team is expected to finish under .500 again and are a longshot to make the playoffs.
- Odds to make playoffs by DraftKings +500
- Odds to win AFC North by BetMGM +2500
- Odds to win Super Bowl by Caesars +12500
Betting On The AZ Cardinals This season
The Cardinals finish up the preseason on Saturday in New Orleans against the Saints. They kick off the regular season in Tennessee against the Titans on Sunday, September 12.
Arizona sports betting launches on September 9 so bettors can start wagering on the home team. If betting on the Arizona Cardinals to win the Super Bowl is too risky of a bet, you can at least bet on weekly games. Or take a gamble and bet on Kyler Murray to win MVP. DraftKings has the quarterback at +1600 to win the award this year.
The Cardinals are the underdog at -3.5 against the Saints on Saturday. As for the Titans game, FanDuel has the Cardinals as the underdog again at -3. Check back for game-day odds from Arizona Casinos.