Who Will Replace Jon Gruden? Eric Bieniemy, Brian Daboll Favored for Raiders Job
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Odds to be Permanent Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach
Odds via DraftKings
The Las Vegas Raiders will be on the search this offseason for a permanent head coach following Jon Gruden’s resignation and two offensive coordinators top the list.
According to odds released by DraftKings, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll are the betting favorites to be the permanent replacement in Las Vegas.
Bieniemy has been in consideration for head coaching positions for years since replacing Matt Nagy as Andy Reid’s offensive coordinator leading the Kansas City offense. Patrick Mahomes won the MVP award in Bieniemy’s first year as offensive coordinator and the Chiefs won the Super Bowl a year later in 2019.
Bieniemy should have multiple options once again, including in the college ranks with the USC job available.
Daboll, 46, is part of both the Bill Belichick and Nick Saban coaching tree. He was the Patriots wide receivers coach from 2002-06 and tight ends coach from 2013-16. He served as an offensive coordinator for the Browns, Dolphins and Chiefs. He spent one season with Saban as Alabama’s offensive coordinator before returning to the NFL to take over the Bills offense. Josh Allen has flourished under his guidance.
One of the fastest-rising coaches who will likely be considered for many openings is Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady. He was LSU’s offensive coordinator during Joe Burrow’s breakout season and has been part of Sam Darnold’s emergence this year. Brady is third on the board at +750.
Interim head coach Rich Bisaccia is part of a trio of candidates at +800, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator and former head coach Todd Bowles and Oklahoma Sooners mastermind Lincoln Riley.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and current Raiders DC Gus Bradley are each +1000.
Two more college coaches are on the board. Iowa State’s Matt Campbell (+1200) and Stanford’s David Shaw (+1400) are two of the most popular options, with Campbell in consideration for the Lions job last offseason. Will this be the year he jumps after Brock Purdy graduates?
The other offensive coordinators listed on the board are Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi (+1200) and Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich (+1400).
Former Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl-winning head coach Doug Pederson (+1600) and Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett (+2000) are the final two options.
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