Who Will Be The Next Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach? Odds & Favorites

Las Vegas, JUN 28, 2021 - Raiders sign in the Resorts World casino


Late Tuesday night, the Las Vegas Raiders cleaned house and fired head coach Josh McDaniels and GM David Ziegler, along with offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi.

Ziegler, who took over as general manager in 2022 after Mike Mayock was fired after three seasons, joined the Raiders in 2022. McDaniels, meanwhile, was hired last season and went 6-11. Through eight games this year, McDaniels is 3-5 and lost on the national stage to cap off Week 8 on Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions.

McDaniels has a head coaching record of 20-32.

Former New York Giants star linebacker Antonio Pierce, the team’s current linebacker coach, will serve as the Raiders’ interim head coach.

But who could be the longterm answer in Vegas? The oddsmakers have some thoughts.

Shortly after McDaniels’ firing, a list of potential replacements and odds were set with none other than Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh as the favorite. Of course, Harbaugh is in the middle of the sign-stealing scandal at Michigan, so it could impact the NFL’s willingness to welcome the head coach back to the ranks.

Other top candidates include Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Frank Smith Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, and Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

Who else could be in the mix?

A full look at the odds and favorites to be the next Las Vegas Raiders head coach can be seen below, via SportsBetting.ag.

Next Raiders Head Coach Odds

  • Jim Harbaugh 5/1
  • Ben Johnson 7/1
  • Frank Smith 8/1
  • Dan Quinn 9/1
  • Jim Schwartz 9/1
  • Kellen Moore 10/1
  • Antonio Pierce 12/1
  • Brian Flores 12/1
  • Brian Johnson 12/1
  • Ejiro Evero 12/1
  • Ken Dorsey 12/1
  • Mike Macdonald 12/1
  • Raheem Morris 12/1
  • Rich Bisaccia 12/1
  • Eric Bieniemy 14/1
  • Jerod Mayo 14/1
  • Lincoln Riley 14/1
  • Shane Waldron 14/1
  • Lou Anarumo 16/1
  • Bill Belichick 33/1
  • Charles Woodson 50/1
  • Deion Sanders 50/1
  • Jon Gruden 100/1
Las Vegas Raiders Fire Head Coach Josh McDaniels, GM David Ziegler
Las Vegas Raiders Fire Head Coach Josh McDaniels, GM David Ziegler