Russell Wilson Trade Shakes Super Bowl, MVP Odds

After this past season’s NFL championship game, a 7-10 Broncos team was given quite conservative odds for Super Bowl LVII.

Just over a month ago, SportsBetting gave Denver 20-1 odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next season. The odds, which were better than the Bucs, Titans, Chargers, Cardinals, Colts, Patriots, Ravens and Packers, were that low in large part due to the distinct possibility that Aaron Rodgers could be traded to the Broncos. 

During the next few weeks, when the Rodgers rumors continued but were never concrete, Denver’s odds escalated to 25-1. And then today’s trade, which sent Russell Wilson to the Broncos for players and a ton of draft capital, significantly impacted the Super Bowl odds.

After the Wilson deal, the Broncos went from 25-1 to 14-1 at sportsbooks.

“This was a 7-10 team last year with essentially a stump at quarterback,” MaximBet head trader Lenny Estrin said. “Now, you’re putting one of the best signal callers in the game on that roster with an incredibly talented defense…the AFC West may now be as good as the NFC West. I don’t think anyone is expecting the Broncos to be Super Bowl champs next year, but with Wilson they are now legit contenders.”

Speaking of division odds, the Broncos went from having the third-worst odds at 5-1 to win the West to now the second-best odds behind Kansas City.

The Broncos are also third on the AFC odds board, vaulting up from the eighth spot.

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs +110

Denver Broncos +250

Los Angeles Chargers +350

Las Vegas Raiders +1000

Broncos finishing position in AFC West

2nd +100

3rd +125

1st +250

4th +400

Additionally, Russell Wilson’s MVP odds improved, going from 25-1 in Seattle to 15-1 in Denver.

MVP Top 10

Josh Allen 7-1

Patrick Mahomes 8-1

Aaron Rodgers 9-1

Matthew Stafford 11-1

Joe Burrow 12-1

Dak Prescott 12-1

Justin Herbert 12-1

Kyler Murray 13-1

Russell Wilson 15-1

Lamar Jackson 20-1

Super Bowl Top 10

Buffalo Bills 7-1

Kansas City Chiefs 9-1

Green Bay Packers 12-1

Los Angeles Rams 12-1

San Francisco 49ers 14-1

Denver Broncos 14-1

Dallas Cowboys 16-1

Baltimore Ravens 20-1

Los Angeles Chargers 22-1

Tennessee Titans 22-1

Cincinnati Bengals 25-1

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