Mike Zimmer’s odds to get fired are shockingly high after Week 1

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer /

One oddsmaker thinks the Minnesota Vikings head coach is inching closer out the door.

Obviously, things didn’t go according to plan for the Minnesota Vikings in their Week 1 showdown against the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers had no trouble getting a win over the Vikings and for just the second time since he became the head coach of the team in 2014, a Mike Zimmer-led Minnesota team lost their regular-season opener.

Now, one loss to start the year really shouldn’t have any effect on Zimmer’s future with the Vikings. However, there are some that actually believe his seat is a little warmer following Minnesota’s Week 1 loss to Green Bay.

Minnesota Vikings head coach has some of the highest odds to be fired in 2020

Even though the majority of the Vikings fan base and even the majority of the fans around the NFL would agree that Zimmer shouldn’t be worrying about his job after his team opened the season with a loss, there are some oddsmakers who feel differently.

Following the results of the Week 1 matchups around the league, BetOnline.ag released their most updated odds for who they believe will be the first NFL head coach to be fired this season.

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase is leading the way with 3/1 odds, followed by Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons at 4/1, and Matt Patricia of the Detroit Lions at 5/1. After these three is where things start to get a little questionable.

Following the results of Week 1, Zimmer is now tied for fourth-highest odds at 7/1 to be the first coach fired this year. Current Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone also has 7/1 odds.

So according to BetOnline.ag, there are only three head coaches around the NFL who have a higher chance of getting fired first this season than Zimmer right now. Let’s not beat around any bushes and make sure everyone knows that this is completely outrageous.

Zimmer has the same odds as someone like Marrone who has led the Jaguars to finishing with more than six wins in a season just once since he became their full-time head coach in 2017?

Some of the other head coaches around the league who have lower odds to be the first to get fired than the Minnesota coach are Anthony Lynn (9/1), Bill O’Brien (9/1), Vic Fangio (10/1), Matt Nagy (12/1), and Kevin Stefanski (14/1). There is no reason for Zimmer to have higher odds than any of these five guys.

Why in the world is the Vikings head coach being looked at as someone who could possibly be the very first in the NFL to be fired this season?

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Minnesota has played one game and they lost by nine points to a team who finished with 13 wins last year. Let’s ease up on the whole Zimmer getting fired nonsense until the Vikings start getting blown out by the Detroit Lions, okay?