Oddsmakers don’t see Russell Wilson leaving the Seahawks

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Last week, agent Mark Rodgers said that client Russell Wilson: (1) has not asked to be traded; (2) wants to stay in the Seattle; and (3) in the event he were to be traded, he’d accept a trade to the Raiders, Bears, Cowboys, or Saints.

That clear signal to the Raiders, Bears, Cowboys, or Saints has yet to significantly move the needle in the betting markets.

PointsBet has the Seahawks as the clear favorites, at -1250, to be the next team for which Wilson takes a snap. Of the potential alternate locations, the Raiders (sorry, Derek and David) are the favorites at +450. Next are the Cowboys at +650, followed by the Saints at +750 and the Bears at +900.

The next team on the list is the Jets, at +2500. That number makes sense, since the Jets aren’t one of the team that Rodgers said Wilson would play for. That said, it’s possible that Rodgers has other teams that he didn’t mention, and that he only mentioned the four he did for strategic reasons that aren’t immediately obvious. Two years ago, there were whispers of New York being a potential destination for Wilson, with the Giants being the team that was mentioned. Now, the Jets have the draft capital to potentially make it happen, if Wilson would be willing to accept a trade there.

The longest of all longshots are the Chiefs, at +50000. Frankly, that number should be even higher than that.

Here’s the full list of odds for all 32 teams.

7 responses to “Oddsmakers don’t see Russell Wilson leaving the Seahawks

  1. Maybe it’s because that 37million dollar cap hit hanging around his neck if he were to be traded this year.

  2. Certainly not for what the Seahawks were asking in return. Wilson & the ‘hawks are stuck together, enjoy each other.

  3. Same oddsmakers that had Patrick Mahomes as the Super Bowl
    MVP?

  4. Wilson saw the Watson thing and saw Brady move on and win (2 very different scenarios) and thought he’d pipe up this offseason.

    It’s a bad move, a bad look, and it will hurt his legacy in Seattle.

    He should retire a Hawk in how ever many years and be the icon to that city he’s supposed to be. They love him there.

  5. Could it be that no team want to give up three first round picks and their best player?

  6. What we should really be saying is that NOONE expected Wilson to leave Seattle.

  7. What a were the odds at the beginning of last season that the Bucs would win a SB? The bookmakers make their money on the vigorish. Sometimes situations arise where they get caught with too much bet on one direction or another and lose money before they can correct the imbalance in betting by changing the odds, but most of the time,the more money is bet overall, the more money they make. Click bait is just a way of increasing the amount.

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