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ESPN Names NFL Head Coach Most-Likely To Be Fired

A detail view of an NFL football as the Buffalo Bills play the Washington Redskins at FedExField.

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While the regular season hasn't even begun, it's fair to say that a handful of coaches are sitting on hot seats. They'll have the chance to change that, but unfortunately there will be a few coaches that succumb to the pressure.

Out of all the coaches that could be entering the season on the hot seat, ESPN believes there is one candidate that stands above the rest.

For its latest projections, ESPN put its model through a test to see which team would fire its coach if they finished the season with a 4-12 record.

Surprisingly, the team most likely to fire their head coach would be the Buffalo Bills.

ESPN has named Sean McDermott as the most-likely coach to be fired if the Bills have a four-win season.

The projections give Buffalo a 73 percent chance of firing McDermott in this scenario.

McDermott led the Bills to the postseason in his first year as the head coach. After leading the team to the AFC Wild Card Game, the team saw a decline in 2018.

Buffalo went 6-10 last season, but that was with rookie Josh Allen starting at quarterback.

If Allen takes a significant jump in his second year in the NFL, the Bills most likely won't have to worry about firing McDermott.

[ESPN]