Broncos move up list of Super Bowl favorites with Russell Wilson news

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Quarterback Russell Wilson‘s impending move from Seattle to Denver is the biggest news of the day in the NFL and it’s impact has already been felt in sports books.

The Broncos had moved up and down in futures betting for the Super Bowl LVII title since the end of the 2021 season. They opened as long shots in the +4000 range at most books and then saw their odds improve to around +1600 with news that they were in the running for Aaron Rodgers.

Signs that Rodgers would remain with the Packers moved them back down the board. Those signs were confirmed on Tuesday, but it wasn’t long before the Broncos were back on the rise on the back of the Wilson deal. They’re now up to +1200 at most major sports books, which puts them behind only the Chiefs, Bills, Packers, and Rams in most places.

Wilson’s MVP odds have also improved as a result of the trade. He’s in the +1200-to-+1500 range at most major online operations, which is up considerably from where he sat while still on track to play for the Seahawks.

12 responses to “Broncos move up list of Super Bowl favorites with Russell Wilson news

  1. Wilson hasn’t done a thing in Seattle for years with plenty of good receivers around him. He’s past his prime when it comes to scrambling for big gains and he wants too much money for a team to pay the kind of offensive line that’ll give him the time he needs to hang on to the ball for too long like he does. He’s an improvement over Lock and Bridgewater for sure, but he’s no longer a game changer.

  2. “Quarterback Russell Wilson‘s impending move from Seattle to Denver is the biggest news of the day in the NFL”.

    “Dude, I’m right here,” said Aaron Rodgers.

  3. Please, Wilson is the most overrated player in the modern era – just ask Malcolm Butler

  4. They are likely still the 4th team in their division…

    Raiders/Carr
    Chiefs/Mahomes
    Chargers/Herbert
    Broncos/Wilson

  5. Let’s see how the defense goes without Vic. Just saying. Witnessed the immediate decline when he left the 49ers

  6. Lost in all this is the special sting this trade to a former AFC Divisional Opponent is felt by those of us who have been Seahawk Fans since 1976. Trading him to the Rams, Cardinals or 49rs would have been worse, but not by much.

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