Oddsmakers like Josh McDaniels to land Rams' job

A major sportsbook gives Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels the best chance of replacing Jeff Fisher as Rams' head coach. Find out the odds on all the potential candidates.


Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who had a failed stint as Rams' OC in 2011, is the leading candidate to replace the fired Jeff Fisher in Los Angeles, according to one major sportsbook.

Odds on Rams' next head coach
 Coach Odds
 Josh McDaniels +150
 Kyle Shanahan +220
 David Shaw +500
 Jim Bob Cooter +750
 Todd Haley +750
 Jim Harbaugh +3,000
 Jon Gruden +5,000
 Field +250

BookMaker.eu lists McDaniels as +150 (risk $100 to win $150) to be the Rams' new head coach, followed by Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan at +220 and Stanford head coach David Shaw at +500.

Whoever gets the job will be tasked with developing No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff, whose early pro performance has been shaky at best.

Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter and Steelers OC Todd Haley (both at +750) also would make sense as Goff mentors.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who left the NFL two years ago after resurrecting the 49ers, is a +3,000 long shot.

The biggest long shot at +5,000 is Monday Night Football color commentator Jon Gruden; he last coached in the NFL in 2008.

BookMaker prices The Field -- any other coach -- at +250.

McDaniels would be trying to redeem himself as a head coach after going 11-17 leading the Broncos in 2009-10. He was fired with a 3-9 record his second season.

Working with Tom Brady, McDaniels has thrived, coordinating one of the league's top offenses.

The challenge in L.A. would be monumental: the Rams rank dead last in total offense (286.2) and scoring (14.9) and, outside of Todd Gurley, lack legitimate weapons.