It’s never too early to talk NFL football, right? Yes, it is hard to believe, but we are less than a month or so before NFL training camps open, and preseason football will be here before we know it. So the last thing fans want to think about is their favorite teams' coach getting fired. After all, if that happens, it can only be because the team is not winning.

With a new season on the horizon, hope springs eternal for every team, however, Las Vegas oddsmakers are already prepping prop bet odds for which NFL coach will be the first to be terminated this season.

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Hue the first to go?

According to Bleacher Report, online gaming source Oddsshark tweeted out the odds for which coach will be the first to be fired in 2018 and Cleveland’s Hue Jackson holds the honor. Jackson will try to lead the Browns to something they didn’t accomplish in all of 2017 - win one game. In his two seasons in Cleveland, Jackson has compiled a record of 1-31. No, that is not a typo.

The Browns have only walked off the field victorious one time in their last 32 contests.

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Needless to say after two awful seasons in C-Town, if the Browns start the season 0-3, Jackson will probably be in the unemployment line before Halloween.

The other Ohio coach

Down the road from Jackson and the Browns, stands Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. Like Jackson, many fans in Ohio can’t believe that Lewis is still with the club. Sure, the Bengals have had a few good seasons under Lewis, but the bottom line is winning - and that isn’t happening in Cinncy.

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In Lewis’ 15 seasons as the leader of the Bengals, the team is barely above .500 (125-112-3) and they have never won a playoff game. Lewis’ record in the postseason is 0-7.

Still, after this long of a run, it is hard to imagine that the Bengals would fire Lewis midseason. Odds are that if the Bengals finish under .500, which they have for the last two seasons, Lewis would still ride the storm out and be released at the end of the year.

Gruden on the hot seat?

One name on the list of coaches who are on the early hot seat this season is a bit strange - laughable actually.

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden is returning to the sidelines after a long absence, yet he is listed at +2800 to get the ax this season. Gruden could finish 6-10 in 2018 and he wouldn't be let go.

This job is his for at least two seasons no matter what happens, however after that could be anyone's guess. Sure if the Raiders don't live up to expectations in a year or two, the flamboyant Gruden could be in trouble, but not this year. Managment in Oakland loves Gruden, and he seems driven to get the Silver and Black back to the Super Bowl sometime during his return.

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Here are the top coaches on the NFL hot seat heading into the 2018-19 season.

  • Hue Jackson +350
  • Adam Gase +750
  • Marvin Lewis +1000
  • Vance Joseph +1000
  • Dirk Koetter +1200
  • Jay Gruden +1200
  • Todd Bowles +1600
  • Bill O'Brien +2000
  • Jason Garrett +2500
  • John Harbaugh +2800
  • Jon Gruden +2800
  • Pete Carroll +2800
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