Atlanta Falcons next coach? Arthur Smith odds-on favorite

Arthur Smith has emerged as the odds-on favorite to be named the Atlanta Falcons’ next head coach.

The Tennessee Titans’ offensive coordinator has been associated to some degree with every NFL head coaching vacancy this year. However, he is now being offered at 4/5 by SportsBetting.com to succeed Dan Quinn in Atlanta, making him the only odds-on favorite among the current NFL openings – meaning he has lower than 1/1 odds to be hired.



The Falcons have conducted two interviews with Smith, who has also drawn significant interest from the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions.

Atlanta has interviewed seven candidates, including NFL offensive coordinators Joe Brady (Carolina), Eric Bieniemy (Kansas City) and Nathaniel Hackett (Green Bay).

Arthur Smith
Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith.

Falcons Next Coach Odds (SportsBetting.com)

  • Arthur Smith 4/5 (6/1 odds last week)
  • Joe Brady 3/1
  • Eric Bieniemy 3/1
  • Nathaniel Hackett 7/1
  • Brandon Staley 9/1
  • Raheem Morris 10/1
  • Robert Saleh 10/1
  • Todd Bowles 12/1

The Falcons fired Quinn after starting last season 0-5. Interim coach Raheem Morris went 4-7 and has also been interviewed for the job.

Raheem Morris
Atlanta Falcons interim coach Raheem Morris. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

With Urban Meyer reportedly close to taking over as Jacksonville’s head coach, SportsBetting.com is not offering odds on the Jaguars’ opening.

Odds on the remaining vacancies

Chargers next head coach

  • Matt Eberflus 7/2 (10/1 odds last week)
  • Brandon Staley 4/2
  • Brian Daboll 9/2
  • Robert Saleh 5/1
  • Joe Brady 7/1
  • Eric Bieniemy 8/1
  • Arthur Smith 9/1
  • Dennis Allen 10/1
  • Jason Garrett 15/1



Eagles next head coach

  • Joe Brady 5/2 (6/1 odds last week)
  • Lincoln Riley 3/1
  • Robert Saleh 5/1
  • Arthur Smith 7/1
  • Eric Bieniemy 9/1
  • Duce Staley 10/1
  • Kellen Moore 10/1
  • Todd Bowles 12/1
  • Jerod Mayo 12/1
  • Mike Kafka 12/1
  • Brandon Staley 15/1
  • Ryan Day 20/1
Robert Saleh
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Jets next head coach

  • Robert Saleh 2/1 (8/1 odds last week)
  • Doug Pederson 5/2
  • Brian Daboll 5/1
  • Arthur Smith 5/1
  • Brandon Staley 7/1
  • Eric Bieniemy 8/1
  • Joe Brady 9/1
  • Aaron Glenn 10/1
  • Matt Eberflus 12/1
  • Marvin Lewis 15/1



Lions next head coach

  • Eric Bieniemy 5/2 (4/1 odds last week)
  • Robert Saleh 3/1
  • Arthur Smith 7/2
  • Dan Campbell 5/1
  • Marvin Lewis 8/1
  • Todd Bowles 10/1
  • Darrell Bevell 10/1
Eric Bieniemy
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Texans next head coach

  • Jim Caldwell 5/2 (10/1 odds last week)
  • Eric Bieniemy 3/1
  • Marvin Lewis 4/1
  • Joe Brady 4/1
  • Leslie Frazier 7/1
  • Brandon Staley 8/1
  • Arthur Smith 10/1
  • David Culley 10/1
  • Josh McDaniels 15/1
Jim Caldwell
Jim Caldwell. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)




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