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Saints’ Sean Payton in Top 10 to be first fired? Betting site thinks so

Betting odds and prop bets sure are funny these days, but not so funny when you talk about Saints head coach Sean Payton.

NFL: New Orleans Saints-Press Conference Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports, which is not likely to make it past any of your work filters, recently opened their odds on the first NFL head coach fired this season.

According to their lines, Indianapolis’ Jim Caldwell and Tennessee’s Mike McCoy are on the hotseat. At this point, you could probably say burning coals. In turn, New England’s Bill Belichick, Arizona’s Bruce Arians, and Seattle’s Pete Carroll are safe.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton finds himself in the Top 10, as you can see from the odds (scroll through the pages).

First Head Coach Fired

Jim Caldwell +370

Mike McCoy +385

Jeff Fisher +700

Gus Bradley +1100

Jason Garrett +1100

Chip Kelly +1500

Bill O'Brien +1750

Chuck Pagano +1750

Sean Payton +2000

Dirk Koetter +2000

Mike Mularkey +2000

Jay Gruden +2000

Jack Del Rio +2500

John Fox +2500

Rex Ryan +2500

Doug Pederson +2500

Adam Gase +3000

Hue Jackson +3300

Dan Quinn +3500

Todd Bowles +4000

John Harbaugh +4000

Ben McAdoo +4500

Marvin Lewis +5000

Mike Zimmer +7500

Gary Kubiak +10000

Andy Reid +10000

Mike Tomlin +10000

Ron Rivera +10000

Mike McCarthy +15000

Pete Carroll +25000

Bill Belichick +25000

Bruce Arians +25000

I suppose that 5-year contract extension and the changed demeanor of Sean Payton doesn’t account for much. There’s little to no question that the Saints must get back to their winning ways after back-to-back 7-9 seasons, but I think we can all say that we see a much more invigorated Payton.