GREEN BAY, Wis. – The uncertainty over Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Green Bay Packers has meant uncertainty over the team’s championship chances.
That’s reflected at FanDuel Sportsbook. The Packers, with back-to-back appearances in the NFC Championship Game, opened at +1200 to win Super Bowl LVI. However, with the MVP quarterback’s 2021 in limbo, they’ve fallen to +1700.
In response to the potential chaos in Green Bay, two teams’ Super Bowl odds have shortened significantly.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were +750 before the draft. Now, with a prime challenger shaken by the prospect of losing its star signal-caller, the defending champions are at +650. The next-closest odds in the NFC belong to the Los Angeles Rams, who are +1300 after acquiring Matthew Stafford from the Lions.
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The big movers were the Denver Broncos, perhaps the most logical future locale for Rodgers should he be traded. The Broncos were +5500 a couple days before the draft, the eighth-longest odds. With trade speculation raging, the Broncos zoomed to $1700, the eighth-shortest odds. Now, they’ve settled in at +2400, the 10th-shortest odds.
The uncertainty has impacted FanDuel’s NFC North odds, as well. Before the draft, Green Bay was the big favorite at -240, followed by the Minnesota Vikings at +380, Chicago Bears at +550 and Detroit Lions at +2700. Now, Green Bay is -125, Minnesota is +270, Chicago is +300 and Detroit is +2100.
Wherever he plays, Rodgers is a prime MVP candidate. At FanDuel, Patrick Mahomes has the shortest odds at +500. He’s followed by Rodgers at +900, Buffalo’s Josh Allen at +1300, and Dallas’ Dak Prescott and Stafford at +1500.