Redskins Hire Shanahan as Head Coach NFL Betting Lines

NFL betting lines on the Washington Redskins could be looking up with the latest news that the team hired Mike Shanahan as their new head coach.

Shanahan won Super Bowl titles with the Denver Broncos before things began to fall apart in later years.  The Redskins should be an interesting team to follow next season in football odds with Shanahan at the helm.

NFL betting lines had Shanahan signing a five-year deal with a reported $7 million per year.  Shanahan is expected to have a lot of input into football decisions.  In fact, he could have even more authority than new general manager Bruce Allen. "Maybe you can say that [I will have final say] but we will never use that, because we will work together as a team," Shanahan said.

The Redskins have been up and down in NFL betting lines ever since owner Daniel Snyder bought the team.  They are 82-99 with Snyder as owner and this will be his seventh head coach.  The Redskins have missed the NFL betting lines playoffs in eight of the eleven years.

Shanahan had a lot of NFL betting lines success early in his career.  He made the playoffs with Denver a total of seven times in 14 years and won two Super Bowls. He had losing seasons only twice as NFL betting lines stats showed. NFL betting lines statistics indicate that he went 6-10 in 1999 and 7-9 in 2007. Football odds stats have his career record at 146-98 in the regular season.  His playoff record is 8-5 as football odds numbers showed. The Redskins will be bringing in Shanahan’s son Kyle to run the offense.  He was the offensive coordinator this season for the Houston Texans who scored a lot of points in a 9-7 NFL betting lines season.

The Redskins will have a lot of decisions to make to improve in NFL betting lines. They need a new quarterback unless they want to trust things to Jason Campbell.  They also need help in other areas as well as NFL betting lines indicate, including at wide receiver where they don’t have much. They may also need a running back if they decide not to bring back Clinton Portis.  The Redskins will be getting a lot of attention in the NFL betting lines off-season and they could make a number of moves that improves their chances in football odds for next season.