Cincinnati Bengals: Will Marvin Lewis be first coached fired in 2018?

The NFL season kicks off in 100 days, and in honor of the countdown the website has released a slew of future and proposition bets.

One of them ranks Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis among the favorites to be the first coach fired in 2018, which is curious given that team owner and president Mike Brown had a chance to cut ties with Lewis at the end of last season and instead gave him a two-year contract extension.

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Lewis is one of the five favorites to be the first coached fired, and three of the other four are former Lewis assistants.

Hue Jackson, Cleveland: 5/1

Dick Koetter, Tampa Bay: 7/1

Vance Joseph, Denver: 7/1

Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati: 9/1

Jay Gruden, Washington: 9/1

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The site also lists the New York Jets’ Todd Bowles at 10/1, followed by Detroit’s Matt Patricia (15/1), Miami’s Adam Gase (16/1), Dallas’ Jason Garrett (19/1), Carolina’s Ron Rivera (19/1) and Baltimore’s Jim Harbaugh (32/1).

Or if you think it will be one of other 21 coaches getting axed first, you can bet the field for 10/1.

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And while other sportsbooks have the Bengals tied for the longest odds to win the Super Bowl, has them sitting ahead of a handful of teams at 95/1.

The Cleveland Browns also are 95/1, followed by the Buffalo Bills (100/1), Miami Dolphins (115/1) and New York Jets (115/1).

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