The quarterback carousel is about to get transferring once more because the NFL season winds down, and if the betting odds imply something, they recommend that the Patriots may be part of it.
New England was listed among the many betting favorites for the place Aaron Rodgers will play in 2023 after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday that there’s a “actual risk” the Inexperienced Bay quarterback may get traded this offseason.
The Packers are nonetheless the favourite for the place Rodgers will play in 2023, being listed at -125 odds on DraftKings Sportsbook. However the Patriots have the fourth-best odds amongst non-Packers groups, trailing the Raiders (+550), Jets (+750), and 49ers (+1000) at +1200 odds.
That is the third quarterback that the Patriots have been listed excessive on the betting odds to land. On Monday, the Patriots had been listed because the betting favourite by Sportsbetting.ag to land Lamar Jackson if he had been to go away the Ravens this offseason. Whereas DraftKings Sportsbook doesn’t have the Patriots because the betting favourite to land Jackson, they’ve them listed as a tie for the fifth-best odds at +900.
A possible reunion with Tom Brady is one other risk that oddsmakers have their sights on. The Patriots have the sixth-best odds (+1200) to land Brady this offseason, trailing the Buccaneers (+150), Raiders (+150), 49ers (+750), Dolphins (+900), and Jets (+1000), per DraftKings Sportsbook.
New England being comparatively excessive on the betting odds to land any of the previous MVP quarterbacks begs the query of whether or not the crew is definitely contemplating a transfer at quarterback. Invoice Belichick actually didn’t slam the door shut throughout his end-of-the-season press convention when he mentioned Mac Jones “has the power to play quarterback on this league” however didn’t give a definitive reply when requested if he’d be the crew’s quarterback in 2023.
Jones struggled in Yr 2, throwing for two,997 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions with an 84.8 passer ranking. His three-game absence in October attributable to an ankle damage additionally noticed rookie Bailey Zappe win two begins, resulting in a clumsy second in Week 7 when Jones was booed by Patriots followers in his return from the damage earlier than getting benched. Jones absolutely regained his spot atop the depth chart within the following week and remained there till the tip of the season because the Patriots’ offense continued to battle.
All three of the quarterbacks that the Patriots are among the many betting favorites to land might be attainable this offseason. As talked about earlier, Rodgers might be traded this offseason and there’s actually a mutual respect between him and Belichick. The 2 shared a protracted embrace following the Packers’ Week 4 additional time win over the Patriots as Rodgers referred to as Belichick “a legend” and Belichick mentioned Rodgers “was simply too good” to beat.
Each Brady and Jackson at the moment aren’t underneath contract for subsequent season. Brady’s Buccaneers teammates reportedly consider that he’ll go away Tampa in free company this offseason whereas Jackson’s future in Baltimore stays in query after he missed the Ravens’ remaining six video games of the season attributable to a knee damage, and didn’t attend their playoff loss to the Bengals.
You clearly know the earlier connection between Brady and the Patriots however there’s additionally a little bit of prior historical past between Jackson and the Patriots, too. New England hosted Jackson for a pre-draft assembly in 2018, which Jackson recalled previous to the Week 3 matchup this season.
“I’ve seen Belichick smile,” Jackson mentioned with a smile. “Normally, after I see him, he’s puzzled face, a straight-faced man. After I noticed him smile, I used to be like, ‘Rattling, you’ve obtained humor.’”
Belichick additionally made a savvy point out of Jackson’s contract scenario when talking about how good of a participant he’s forward of that recreation.
“Surely [Jackson’s answered those questions about being able to throw in the pocket],” Belichick mentioned. “It’s the kind of the participant, the MVP kind of candidate. I feel he’s greater than answered them. However, we’ll see what his contract is, that may reply them.”
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