Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy is likely to be fired at the end of the season. In this picture, McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers motions from the sidelines during the preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 30, 2018. Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is the favorite to be fired from the NFL next.

Following the Cleveland Browns parting ways with Hue Jackson, it is McCarthy who is likely to get the sack next as BetOnline.ag have him as the +400 favorite as per recently updated odds.

McCarthy has underachieved with the Packers this season as they currently hold a 4-6-1 record and are extremely likely to miss out on the postseason for the second season in a row, which would be the first time that's happened since quarterback Aaron Rodgers became a starter in 2008.

The longtime head coach is also said to have a growing disconnect with Rodgers as they have clashed over the team's offense this season, with tensions between the duo reportedly rising.

The Packers most recently lost to the Seattle Seahawks in a 27-24 loss, extending their winless run on the road to six, while they have also lost four of their last five games. Following the loss, the 55-year-old coach admitted he could do better.

“I understand why you’re asking the questions. That’s part of the deal," McCarthy said. "We’re about winning football games. We didn’t do enough. I didn’t do enough. I need to coach better."

They could still make the playoffs, although unlikely, but would have to depend on the results of other teams. It would also be the only way McCarthy is able to keep his job.

And Rodgers believes the team has nothing to lose and should take chances in their remaining five games, starting with the visit of the struggling Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

"Yeah, why not?" Rodgers said Wednesday, according to ESPN. "If we lose, you guys are just going to write us off, so might as well let it all hang out these last five [games]."

McCarthy, on the other hand, believes focus is key.

"It's never just one thing," he explained. "We all need to continue to focus, and particularly when you're talking about throwing and catching a ball, there's more than just what your feet look like or an opinion of what they're supposed to be. That's why we practice, and I think we'll definitely have an opportunity to take a step this week."

Meanwhile, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles is the second favorite at +425 while Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks rounds out the top three at +450.

The full odds can be seen below:

  • Mike McCarthy +400
  • Todd Bowles +425
  • Steve Wilks +450
  • John Harbaugh +500
  • Vance Joseph +700
  • Dirk Koetter +700
  • Doug Marrone +800
  • Adam Gase +1000
  • Pat Shurmur +1000
  • Sean McDermott +2500