How has Chase Young’s high-profile trade from Washington to San Francisco affected the 49ers’ Super Bowl and Playoffs odds?
As we head into the second-half of the 2023/2024 NFL season, three clear favorites for Super Bowl success have emerged. The Chiefs, 49ers and Eagles have all made strong starts to the season.
This week’s trade deadline resulted in a late trade for San Francisco. They managed to acquire Chase Young from the Washington Commanders, in exchange for a third-round pick.
He isn’t the biggest name in the NFL, but adding a talented Young to an already impressive defensive unit could be season-defining for the 49ers. Additionally, he will link up once again with former Ohio State teammate Nick Bosa.
So, how has the recent Chase Young trade affected San Francisco’s Super Bowl odds?
San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Odds Following Chase Young Trade
Interestingly, the 49ers’ odds to win the Super Bowl in Las Vegas haven’t actually been impacted due to the final day trade. They remain joint-second favorites at DraftKings (+600), alongside the Eagles and just behind the Chiefs (+500).
This could be, in part, due to San Francisco’s three-game losing streak. One player’s arrival does not mean that the sportsbooks forget three losses to the Browns, Vikings and Bengals.
However, the change in odds can is evident when looking at the NFC West odds.
San Francisco 49ers New NFC West Odds
The Super Bowl odds have not shifted. But the NFC West odds now have.
In a division with the Seahawks, Rams and Cardinals, the odds for the 49ers to win the NFC West have plummeted to -250 at DraftKings and many of the other online sportsbooks.
This implies that the books believe the addition of Chase Young is enough to widen the gap between San Francisco and its NFC West opponents, but not enough to separate the franchise from the likes of Philadelphia and Kansas City.
It is pretty clear that, whether Chase Young was traded or not, the 49ers have a huge chance of success this season. Time will tell as to whether he can make a difference in the defensive end role.