The Denver Broncos Super Bowl Odds have shifted downward following Russell Wilson’s blockbuster move from Seattle to the Colorado franchise.
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It’s safe to say that the Broncos didn’t have the best 2021 season. They finished fourth in the AFC West with a 7-10 record.
But what was the reason for their underperforming last season? Well, the roster is full of talent, including the likes of Jerry Jeudy, Javonte Williams and Courtland Sutton. The Denver defense also finished third in scoring last year.
One aspect of the Broncos roster that has been crying out for an upgrade is in the QB position. Since Peyton Manning retired back in 2015, Denver has struggled to find a mainstay in that all-important quarterback role.
Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock were Denver’s quarterbacks last season. Bridgewater played 14 games, while Lock played the remaining three. Both great quarterbacks in their own right, but nobody can say they are in the National Football League’s elite category.
Cue Russ Wilson.
Russell Wilson Traded to the Denver Broncos
The 33-year-old superstar quarterback won the Super Bowl back in 2014, leading the Seattle Seahawks to an incredible 43-8 victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. Who fell at the hands of Wilson that day? Yeah, you guessed it. The Denver Broncos!
Russell Wilson also has nine Pro Bowls to his name and a number of incredible accolades under his belt, including:
- Most wins by an NFL quarterback through nine seasons (98 wins)
- One of only four quarterbacks in NFL history with a career passer rating over 100
- The third quarterback in NFL history to throw for 30 touchdowns in four consecutive seasons (achieved in 2020)
Russell Wilson is a born winner, a true leader on the field and an extremely ambitious individual. The accolades listed above speak for themselves. He even gives Tom Brady a run for his money.
Russell Wilson Trade Package
The trade package for Russell Wilson’s move to Denver is interesting.
The Seattle Seahawks, the only team that Wilson has represented up until now, will get QB Drew Lock, TE Noah Fant, DL Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks and a fifth-round pick. In exchange, the Broncos get Russell Wilson and a fourth-round pick.
So, there’s no denying that Denver is giving up a lot for Wilson. But, there is also no denying that Denver is a stronger outfit with Russ Wilson in the camp. Exciting times are ahead for Denver!
Denver Broncos Super Bowl Odds – How Has the News Affected The Betting Markets?
The news of the Wilson trade emerged on Tuesday, March 8. Instantly, the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 57 Odds were slashed.
At BetMGM Sportsbook, the Broncos began the day at +2500 odds to win Super Bowl LVIII. Following the trade news, their odds plummetted to +1200, making Denver sixth-favorite to lift the Lombardi Trophy next.
This is an incredible odds shift. Before the trade became common knowledge, a $100 bet on the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl 57 would’ve won you a potential $2,500. Now, a bet on Denver would return just $1,200 if they were to go all the way next season. We saw a similar odds shift take place last year when Aaron Rodgers was rumored to be making the switch to Denver.
Here are the current Super Bowl 57 odds at BetMGM Sportsbook:
Russell Wilson is exactly what the Denver Broncos were missing. Clearly, the sportsbooks recognize this. The Broncos now have an incredible signal caller and all-round athlete who can compete with Mahomes, Herbert and Carr in the division.
The question is, can Russ Wilson really guide the Denver Broncos to a fourth Super Bowl success?