The Aaron Rodgers trade rumors have reignited Super Bowl hopes in the Broncos camp ahead of the new 2021 Football season, with odds being slashed.
After passing on a quarterback in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft, Denver Broncos general manager George Paton claimed that the franchise were happy with their current quarterbacks.
However, the idea of Aaron Rodgers leading the line for the Broncos is one which any Denver fan or representative would dream of. The 37-year-old legendary quarterback would certainly be a welcome addition to the Broncos camp.
The Aaron Rodgers trade rumors have been mounting in recent days, with CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin presenting four potential offers that could result in one of the biggest trade deals in NFL history.
- QB Drew Lock, 2022 first-rounder, 2023 first-rounder, 2024 first-rounder, 2022 second-rounder, 2023 third-rounder
- WR Courtland Sutton, 2022 first, 2023 first, 2024 first, 2022 second
- OLB Von Miller, 2022 first, 2023 first, 2024 first, 2022 second, 2023 fifth
- OG Graham Glasgow, 2022 first, 2023 first, 2024 first, 2022 second, 2023 second
The current Broncos quarterbacks, Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater, are expected to battle for top spot in the Broncos camp. However, the addition of Rodgers would shake things up massively and add another dimension to the Broncos’ quarterback options.
As a result of the Aaron Rodgers trade rumors, the Broncos’ odds to win the Super Bowl have been slashed. At the time of Super Bowl LV, here were franchises with the highest odds to win Super Bowl LVI at BetMGM:
- Denver Broncos (+6600)
- Cincinnati Bengals (+8000)
- Detroit Lions (+8000)
- Houston Texans (+8000)
- New York Jets (+8000)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (+10000)
Once the news broke that Aaron Rodgers did not want to return to the Green Bay Packers team and that the Broncos were potential trade partners, the odds at BetMGM flipped.
From Thursday through Sunday, over 40% of all Super Bowl bets at BetMGM were placed on the Broncos, which sent the Broncos’ odds from +6600 to +2000. Here is the new-look betting market for Super Bowl LVI:
7.8% of tickets and 9% of handle at BetMGM are now on the Broncos to taste success this season, with only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs taking up a higher percentage of tickets and handle.
This leaves the Football world with two big questions. Where will Aaron Rodgers be playing next season? And, if he ends up in Denver, could the Broncos actually do it?