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Raiders next head coach odds: Who is interviewing

The Raiders are interviewing candidates for their next head coach. We break down who they have interviewed and will interview, and how the odds look.

Interim head coach/special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia of the Las Vegas Raiders looks on before the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on January 15, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The Las Vegas Raiders have been in the market for a new head coach for longer than any other NFL team this cycle, but things are finally heating up with interviews taking place at a rapid pace.

The Raiders and Jon Gruden parted ways during the regular season and Rich Bisaccia has had control of the team since Week 6. He started as a guy who was clearly just there in an interim capacity, but he led them to a playoff berth and got the most out of the roster when it mattered most down the stretch of the season, so he’s in contention for the full-time gig.

Here are all the rumors and confirmed reports of who is interviewing for the Raiders job, along with odds with who is going to be the next head coach in Sin City.

Reported interviews, interview requests

January 27 update: Ah ha, tricked ya! It appears McDaniels is expected to interview for the Raiders job, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport hints that it could very well happen. Patriots personnel executive Brad Ziegler also appears to be a candidate for the GM job, so the two could be a package type of deal.

January 26 update: According to The Athletic’s Vic Tafur, Josh McDaniels is not the favorite to land the Raiders head coaching job. Bettors on this category should probably avoid wagering on the Patriots offensive coordinator.

Bisaccia has already completed an interview to take over the coaching job full time, but his odds of getting the job have stayed the same, +250, as they were once the season ended in the Wild Card round.

According to Ian Rapoport, New England Patriots DC Jerod Mayo has flown to Vegas for an interview which is scheduled to take place Tuesday. Mayo is still a long shot, with odds at +2500, which are lower than the odds for Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell (+2000).

The team has also requested an interview with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans. He’s served as DC for just one season, but has been stellar at the helm of the unit and has been a key factor in the team’s push to the NFC title game. There are no odds currently listed on him, but he’s skyrocketed up in the eyes of many because of his masterful performance holding Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to just 10 points in the Divisional Round. He’s listed at +5000 for the Texans opening and +700 for the Vikings.

There have also been a ton of rumors and unconfirmed reports of big names that are interested in the job. In NFL circles there’s been some saying Josh McDaniels (+600) who has previous head coaching experience but has been reluctant to leave New England where he serves as OC. The biggest bombshell is probably that Jim Harbaugh, who is the current favorite to land the job at +125, is gaining traction. With what he did at Michigan last season it’s a bit of a surprise he’d want to trampoline one good season as a way back into the NFL. Nobody has confirmed the interest, but nobody has denied it, either.

2022 head coach odds (DraftKings Sportsbook)

Jim Harbaugh +125
Rich Bisaccia +250
Doug Pederson +600
Josh McDaniels +600
Brian Daboll +650
Eric Bieniemy +750
Gus Bradley +1000
Todd Bowles +1000
Dabo Swinney +1200
Kellen Moore +1200
Byron Leftwich +1400
Matt Eberflus +1500
David Shaw +1500
Joe Lombardi +1500
Joe Brady +1600
Sean Payton +2000
Nathaniel Hackett +2000
Matt Campbell +2000
Darrell Bevell +2000
Rod Marinelli +2500
Tom Cable +2500
Jerod Mayo +2500
Jay Gruden +5000
Nick Saban +5000
Lane Kiffin +8000
Howie Long +8000
Peyton Manning +8000

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