How Carson Wentz Trade Shakes Up Super Bowl Odds

News broke this morning that Carson Wentz was traded to the Colts for two picks over the next two seasons. There have been plenty of quarterback rumors over this offseason already with Deshaun Watson wanting out of Houston, but the relationship between Wentz and Philadelphia apparently was beyond repair. The Colts saw Philip Rivers retire as their one-year experiment pushed off needing. a quarterback until this offseason. Now they will turn to Wentz in hopes he can regain old form and lead a Colts team that will be in the thick of the AFC race for Super Bowl 56. Since this trade went down, there have been some changes in odds across multiple sportsbooks.

Trade Details

Carson WentzIndianapolis will send two picks to Philadelphia for Carson Wentz. There is a 2021 3rd round pick heading to Philadelphia and a conditional 2nd round pick for 2022. However, that can become a 2022 1st round pick if Carson Wentz plays 75% of the snaps or more. The other way it can become a 1st round pick is if the Colts make the playoffs and he plays over 70% of the snaps. The Colts are a good team and a strong overall core. Even average quarterback play, and this team should be in contention for the playoffs.

Colts Super Bowl Odds Changes

indianpolis coltsThe Colts were already hovering around 25-1 odds on most sportsbooks before the Wentz trade. This isn’t a powerhouse AFC team yet, but they have a solid defense and some good young pieces on the offensive side. For Wentz, the plus continues to be moving behind a very solid offensive line, and Philly had injury issues at the WR/TE position that left them thin. We could see the Colts move even higher, but they are now at 22-1 odds on DraftKings, as it moved just slightly. They didn’t overlap anyone, but I would expect them to keep moving throughout the offseason, especially with a strong free agency class and a draft pick that could land someone to help right away. If you are curious about the AFC South odds changes, they were +130 on PointsBet and are now +105 tied with Tennessee.

Eagles Super Bowl Odds Changes

philadelphia eaglesInsert the Leslie Nielson nothing to see here gif. The Eagles have more issues than just what was going on behind the scenes with Carson Wentz, and they were long shots before this news even broke. They have moved to 66-1 odds. Philadelphia has the 6th overall pick in this one where there is a chance they could look for the franchise quarterback, or they go with Jalen Hurts. Outside of Dallas, sportsbooks are not viewing any NFC East team as a legitimate threat towards the Super Bowl. The Eagles could move out of this spot when it comes to odds with a strong draft and moves within the offseason. The team still has some quality players, but the team needs to find its lane. Currently, they are viewed with as much worth as the Giants as both teams are +400 to win the NFC East next year.

Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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