Odds to be Next Raiders Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh, DeMeco Ryans, Dabo Swinney and Other Listed Candidates
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Raiders Next Head Coach Odds
The 2022 offseason is crucial for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Changes aplenty loom, including a change at general manager and potentially head coach.
Rich Bisaccia took over the latter title in the aftermath of the Jon Gruden firing. All Bisaccia did as the interim was carry the franchise to a playoff berth this season.
Here are the notable names floating around for the Vegas job, as well as the top names to bet on.
Jim Harbaugh (+200)
Harbaugh had been at or near the top of the odds boards for two jobs: the Bears and Raiders.
You can check off Chicago. The Bears hired Colts DC Matt Eberflus on Thursday. Harbaugh’s fresh off his best season at the University of Michigan, leading the program to a CFP bid.
He hasn’t coached in the pros since 2014, his final of a four-year stint with the 49ers. Harbaugh formerly served as the Raiders quarterbacks coach from 2002-03.
DeMeco Ryans (+500)
The only vacant position where Ryans’ price tag is shorter is Minnesota (+450).
Ryans was an All-American in his playing days at Alabama. He crushed it in his first gig as the 49ers DC, helping unit tie for the third-best mark in yards per play allowed (5.1) during the regular season.
Plus, playing an integral role on a club that punched a bid to the NFC Championship certainly doesn’t hurt.
Dabo Swinney (+1200)
Clemson’s head man hasn’t made the cut on odds boards nearly as frequently as Harbaugh, Shaw, Campbell or other notable college coaches.
However, the link to the Raiders is obvious: Recently fired GM Mike Mayock loaded up on Clemson talent throughout his stint, adding WR Hunter Renfrow, G John Simpson, DE Clelin Ferrell and CB Trayvon Mullen from Swinney’s pipeline.
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