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Odds on the 20 most likely Eagles head coach candidates ... and Doug Pederson’s landing spot

Who do you think Philadelphia will hire?

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Willing to make a wager on who the Philadelphia Eagles will hire as their next head coach? BetOnline is offering the following odds on the 20 most likely candidates, ranked from shortest to longest:

Eric Bieniemy 4/1

Mike Kafka 4/1

Brian Daboll 9/2

Arthur Smith 5/1

Lincoln Riley 11/2

Joe Brady 6/1

Brandon Staley 15/2

Duce Staley 15/2

Greg Roman 8/1

Nathaniel Hackett 9/1

Dave Toub 10/1

Josh McDaniels 12/1

Byron Leftwich 16/1

Matt Campbell 20/1

Ryan Day 20/1

Jim Caldwell 25/1

Robert Saleh 25/1

James Urban 28/1

Jason Garrett 28/1

Rex Ryan 33/1

We’ll have plenty of coverage on these candidates coming up at Bleeding Green Nation in the near future. For now, some quick thoughts on the most likely options:

  • The Eagles reportedly had interest in Kafka for their offensive coordinator vacancy last year but the Chiefs were expected to block him from interviewing. So they didn’t end up interviewing him. NFL Network has already said that Kafka is a “name to watch.” (Finally, my 2012 FanPost about the former Eagles quarterback might be justified!)
  • Daboll is a serious contender to watch. I can see the Eagles really liking what he’s done with Josh Allen and talk themselves into him being able to “fix” Carson Wentz. When it comes to the issue of luring Daboll to Philly, well, he shares the same agent (Bob LaMonte) as Howie Roseman. So, that’s kind of relevant.
  • The Eagles have reportedly reached out to Riley, who has a relationship with Roseman. There’s a lot of buzz about the Eagles liking the Oklahoma coach. Might just be a matter of if they can lure him out of Norman.
  • Wouldn’t rule out the Eagles making a run at Joe Brady in hopes of finding their version of Sean McVay, a wunderkind offensive mind.
  • If the Eagles strike out on external candidates because their job is seemingly undesirable (quite possible), they might just opt to promote Staley and look to hire a play-calling offensive coordinator (Graham Harrell?).
  • If the Eagles hire Jason Garrett (I’m pretty confident they won’t), there’s really no point in even rooting for this team anymore.

Poll

Who WILL the Eagles hire as their next head coach?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Eric Bieniemy
    (716 votes)
  • 13%
    Mike Kafka
    (687 votes)
  • 13%
    Brian Daboll
    (706 votes)
  • 1%
    Arthur Smith
    (87 votes)
  • 20%
    Lincoln Riley
    (1075 votes)
  • 3%
    Joe Brady
    (193 votes)
  • 0%
    Brandon Staley
    (14 votes)
  • 19%
    Duce Staley
    (1006 votes)
  • 0%
    Greg Roman
    (30 votes)
  • 0%
    Nathaniel Hackett
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Dave Toub
    (10 votes)
  • 1%
    Josh McDaniels
    (59 votes)
  • 0%
    Byron Leftwich
    (33 votes)
  • 0%
    Matt Campbell
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Ryan Day
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    Jim Caldwell
    (43 votes)
  • 3%
    Robert Saleh
    (159 votes)
  • 0%
    James Urban
    (9 votes)
  • 3%
    Jason Garrett
    (158 votes)
  • 2%
    Rex Ryan
    (134 votes)
5147 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who SHOULD the Eagles hire as their next head coach?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Eric Bieniemy
    (828 votes)
  • 4%
    Mike Kafka
    (174 votes)
  • 15%
    Brian Daboll
    (544 votes)
  • 1%
    Arthur Smith
    (51 votes)
  • 19%
    Lincoln Riley
    (699 votes)
  • 4%
    Joe Brady
    (155 votes)
  • 0%
    Brandon Staley
    (6 votes)
  • 19%
    Duce Staley
    (698 votes)
  • 0%
    Greg Roman
    (25 votes)
  • 0%
    Nathaniel Hackett
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Dave Toub
    (6 votes)
  • 1%
    Josh McDaniels
    (41 votes)
  • 0%
    Byron Leftwich
    (21 votes)
  • 0%
    Matt Campbell
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Ryan Day
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    Jim Caldwell
    (36 votes)
  • 4%
    Robert Saleh
    (158 votes)
  • 0%
    James Urban
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    Jason Garrett
    (82 votes)
  • 1%
    Rex Ryan
    (66 votes)
3625 votes total Vote Now

BetOnline is also offering odds on whether Doug Pederson will be a head coach in the NFL next year. The odds favor “Yes.”

Yes -150 (2/3)

No +110 (110/1)

Poll

Will Doug Pederson be an NFL head coach in 2021?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    Yes
    (2777 votes)
  • 19%
    No
    (670 votes)
3447 votes total Vote Now

And here are the odds for Pederson’s landing spots. I’d really like to see him get a chance to work with Justin Herbert.

New York Jets 2/1

Los Angeles Chargers 3/1

Jacksonville Jaguars 4/1

Detroit Lions 5/1

Atlanta Falcons 6/1

Houston Texans 7/1

Poll

Doug Pederson’s next team?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Jets
    (1860 votes)
  • 19%
    Chargers
    (647 votes)
  • 4%
    Jaguars
    (151 votes)
  • 4%
    Lions
    (148 votes)
  • 3%
    Falcons
    (127 votes)
  • 6%
    Texans
    (231 votes)
  • 5%
    None of the above
    (195 votes)
3359 votes total Vote Now