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Atlanta Falcons Next Coach Odds: Falcons Begging for Proper Utilization, Game Planning

Written by: Grant Mitchell
Published January 12, 2024
8 min read

Longtime New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is the favorite to replace the newly-fired Arthur Smith as the coach of the Atlanta Falcons following their disappointing 7-10 2023 campaign.

The Falcons’ biggest issues seemed to be the mismanagement of key offensive pieces, namely Bijan Robinson, Kyle Pitts, and Drake London, and a failure to find a long-term quarterback. Their defense was pretty solid for the majority of the season but they still finished just 18th in points allowed.

The NFC South is one of the easiest divisions to win in the NFL, which makes this job even more attractive. Here’s who the oddsmakers think are best positioned to end up in Atlanta next season.

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Atlanta Falcons 2023 Stats

Record: 7-10 (third - NFC South)

Offense: 18.9 PPG (26th)

Defense: 21.9 PPG (18th)

Playoffs: Did not qualify

Atlanta Falcons Next Coach Odds

Atlanta Falcons Next Coach Odds

NameLast TeamLast PositionOdds
Bill BelichickNew England PatriotsHead coach (2000-2024)+100
Eric BieniemyWashington CommandersOffensive coordinator (2023-)+300
Ben JohnsonDetroit LionsOffensive coordinator (2022-)+700
Kellen MooreLos Angeles RamsOffensive coordinator (2023-)+800
Jim HarbaughUniversity of MichiganHead coach (2015-)+1000
Bobby SlowikHouston TexansOffensive coordinator (2023-)+1000
Mike VrabelTennessee TitansHead coach (2018-23)+1000
Dave CanalesTampa Bay BuccaneersOffensive coordinator (2023-)+1200
Mike MacDonaldBaltimore RavensDefensive coordinator (2022-)+1800
Brian CallahanCincinnati BengalsOffensive coordinator (2019-)+1800
Todd MonkenBaltimore RavensOffensive coordinator (2023-)+2000
Jim SchwartzCleveland BrownsDefensive coordinator (2023-)+2000

Odds from BetOnline.

Top Favorites for the Atlanta Falcons Job

Bill Belichick (+100)

Belichick feels like an instant fix for any team that either can’t execute the basics of the game or needs more discipline. If hired by the Falcons, his first task would be figuring out how to get the ball into the hands of the key offensive members while sorting out small details with what proved to be a talented defense. He wouldn’t face great competition and could lead a rebuild while also making the playoffs with any bit of luck.

Eric Bieniemy (+300)

Bieniemy had a mixed bag of results in his first and only year as the Commanders’ coordinator. He helped Sam Howell flash potential but really struggled to adapt to defenses later in the season and also could not strike any sort of balance with the running game. He worked wonders the last time he had a bunch of talented offensive pieces with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he’ll need a franchise QB to have a shot at replicating that success in Atlanta.

Ben Johnson (+700)

Johnson earned a reputation as one of the best young offensive minds after enjoying a couple of years of success leading the Lions’ O. He’s a young coach who has never been in charge of a team but seems to have lots of potential, and the results of his teams cannot be argued with. He’d also be arguably the best fit to work with this offense.

What Went Wrong with the Atlanta Falcons?

Arthur Smith seemed more focused on sticking it to reporters, fantasy football players, and his critics than he did on making intelligent decisions during games. He misused his talented offense and also failed to find a quarterback, with both Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke proving to be terrible investments.

The Falcons’ defense allowed 19.2 points per game over the first 16 weeks (would rank eighth) until it was torched in the final two games of the year. They have impact players all over the field but they couldn’t close out several close games and left wins on the table.

Whoever signs on to be the Falcons’ next coach needs to prioritize landing a quarterback either in the draft, free agency, or via trade. With the right QB on the roster, this could become one of the most exciting teams in the NFL.

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