Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update – Feb. 25th Edition

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update – Feb. 25th Edition

It feels like big news happens every week in the National Football League. Why wouldn’t it? The new season officially starts on March 5, meaning teams can start planning for free agency and the draft. Another massive trade happened this past week. We dive into the trade along with offering other pieces of information.  Let’s get right to it so you can keep planning your bets against their NFL odds.

NFL COVID-19 Update – February 25th Edition

2022 Super Bowl

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022
  • Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood California
  • TV: NBC

Super Bowl LVI Odds

  • Kansas City Chiefs +450
  • Green Bay Packers +800
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600
  • Buffalo Bills +1100
  • Baltimore Ravens +1100
  • San Francisco 49ers +1400
  • Los Angeles Rams +1400
  • Cleveland Browns +1800
  • New Orleans Saints +1800
  • Seattle Seahawks +2000
  • Miami Dolphins +2500
  • Indianapolis Colts +2200
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +2500
  • Dallas Cowboys +2800
  • Tennessee Titans +2800
  • Arizona Cardinals +3300
  • Los Angeles Chargers +3300
  • New England Patriots +4000
  • Minnesota Vikings +5000
  • Philadelphia Eagles +5000
  • Las Vegas Raiders +5000
  • Washington Football Team +6000
  • Atlanta Falcons +5000
  • Chicago Bears +6600
  • Denver Broncos +6600
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +6600
  • Carolina Panthers +5000
  • New York Giants +6600
  • New York Jets +8000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +10000
  • Houston Texans +12500
  • Detroit Lions +12500

Colts trade for Carson Wentz, does that make Jalen the man in Philly?

If you wondered if the Philadelphia Eagles were going to ride into the new season with Carson Wentz, wonder no longer. The Eagles shipped the second pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round and a conditional 2022 second-round pick. 

2020 Indianapolis starter Philip Rivers retired shortly after the Bills bounced the Colts from the playoffs. Rivers gave the Colts a gift. By retiring early, Indianapolis could make phone calls to the Texans, Eagles, Jets, whomever they could find willing to accept their offer.

No doubt, Philadelphia had hoped to get more than second and third round picks for Wentz. But the former MVP candidate has suffered through numerous injuries during his career. Also, he heads into 2021 off his worst season as a pro.

Unless Carson is truly done, expect him to thrive in Indy. The Colts have a much better offensive line than what the Eagles field. Also, Wentz can lean on Indianapolis’ strong rushing attack. 

Super Bowl future bettors also believe the Wentz and Colts marriage succeeds. Shortly after the trade, Indy’s odds dropped +300 to +2200.

These quarterbacks could be on the move post-Wentz

Super Bowl LV isn’t even a month old and quarterbacks Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, and Matthew Stafford have changed teams. Check out a list of quarterbacks who are likely to change teams before or during the NFL Draft in April. 

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers

The Niners will owe injury-prone Jimmy G $23 million if they don’t either cut him or trade him. Most believe SF stands by Jimmy. But money talks. Expect San Francisco to trade Garoppolo if the offer is right.

Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Watson wants out. Houston can get two, maybe, three first round picks and a couple of starters. Why wouldn’t the Texans move their disgruntled quarterback star?

Sam Darnold, New York Jets

The Jets have the second pick. So they could package Darnold, the second-pick, next year’s first-round pick, and a couple of players for Deshaun. Or they could trade Darnold for a second-round pick and draft Zach Wilson.

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

It sounds crazy, but Seattle could trade Wilson. Russell has said some things that have rubbed the Seahawks the wrong way. Also, Wilson would demand a price close to what Deshaun demands.

As we head into March, the Rams are the only team offering overlay odds to win Super Bowl LVI

Heading into the start of the 2021-2022 NFL Season, only a single team offers overlay odds to win the Super Bowl. The Los Angeles Rams could make some bettors rich at +1400.

Why the Rams? In 2020, LAR fielded one of the best defenses in football. The offense became stagnant with Jared Goff under center.

With Matthew Stafford under center, the Rams should average close to 30 points per game. Unless injuries hit Los Angeles, they’re the team to beat in the NFC, which makes them one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl. By “favorite”, we mean fair odds on the Rams are around +800, not anywhere near the current +1400.

Outside of the Rams, it’s difficult to find an overlay. The Saints could be an overlay. So could the Browns. But both those teams have question marks. The Rams don’t. If you’re looking for the best bet to win Super Bowl LVI right now it’s the Los Angeles Rams.


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