As always, news happens in the National Football League. Last week, one of the top defensive ends of all time signed with a team, the Dallas Cowboys continued to play games with their best player, and the Jets made it known they’re accepting offers for their current quarterback. Check out the latest NFL news in our weekly update so you can keep getting ready to make your bets against their NFL odds for the new season.
NFL COVID-19 Update – March 4th Edition
2022 Super Bowl
- When: Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022
- Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood California
Super Bowl LVI Odds
- Kansas City Chiefs +450
- Green Bay Packers +800
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600
- Buffalo Bills +1100
- Baltimore Ravens +1100
- San Francisco 49ers +1400
- Los Angeles Rams +1400
- Cleveland Browns +1800
- New Orleans Saints +1800
- Seattle Seahawks +2000
- Miami Dolphins +2500
- Indianapolis Colts +2200
- Pittsburgh Steelers +2500
- Dallas Cowboys +2800
- Tennessee Titans +2800
- Arizona Cardinals +2900
- Los Angeles Chargers +3300
- New England Patriots +4000
- Minnesota Vikings +5000
- Philadelphia Eagles +5000
- Las Vegas Raiders +5000
- Washington Football Team +6000
- Atlanta Falcons +5000
- Chicago Bears +6600
- Denver Broncos +6600
- Jacksonville Jaguars +6600
- Carolina Panthers +5000
- New York Giants +6600
- New York Jets +8000
- Cincinnati Bengals +10000
- Houston Texans +12500
- Detroit Lions +12500
J.J. Watt signs with the Arizona Cardinals
JJ Watt is no longer on the market. Watt decided to take his pass-rushing and run stopping dominant skills to the Valley of the Sun.
One of the best defensive-ends in football history signed a contract to play with the Arizona Cardinals. When asked why the Cardinals, J.J. talked up Kyler Murray and how the team is on the rise.
Not only does Kyler Murray continue to throw the ball for the Cards, but the defense got much, much better with Watt. Don’t be surprised if after signing Watt, the Cardinals pick up a couple of other big time defenders. Some free agents will want to play on the same defense as J.J.
Could Jerry Jones be holding out on giving Dak a contract because he wants to trade for Russell Wilson?
The biggest question since around Week 8 last season? Why haven’t the Dallas Cowboys resigned quarterback Dak Prescott?
Sure, Prescott will head into this season off a devastating injury, but if he comes back one-hundred percent, and he should, he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The longer Jerry Jones waits to sign Dak, the more he’s going to cost.
Here’s a theory. Jerry could franchise tag Dak and then trade him to the Seattle Seahawks for Russell Wilson. Supposedly, Russell and head coach Pete Carroll are on the outs.
If that’s the case, it’s doubtful the Seahawks side with Wilson. Carroll provided them their first Super Bowl victory. He’s turned Seattle into one of the most winning franchises in the NFL.
Wilson isn’t happy in Seattle. Also, he listed the Cowboys as one of the four teams, along with the Saints, Raiders, and Bears, he’d play for. Russell to Big D and Dak to the Emerald City could work.
Jets will consider trading Sam Darnold, but say they aren’t interested in Deshaun Watson
Finally the J-E-T-S admitted what all of us have been thinking. They’re willing to part with Sam Darnold.
New head coach, new general manager and, hopefully, a new attitude means Darnold is out the door. But NYJ remains coy about what they’d want in return for Darnold.
A coach like Sean Payton in New Orleans could work miracles with a quarterback like Darnold. Sean likes Jameis Winston and hopes he sticks with the Saints, though.
So where will Darnold end up? That’s a difficult question to answer. The Jets, again, waited too long to put a player with value on the block.
The Washington Football Team and New England Patriots are possibly the only two teams who require a starting quarterback for sure and may not find one in the draft. Other teams, like the Carolina Panthers, will try to move up in the draft before trading for Darnold.
If the Jets unload Darnold for Deshaun Watson, which may or may not happen but could if NYJ is willing to give up the second pick in the first round, expect NYJ’s odds to take a big hit. By big hit, we mean going from +8000 to around +4000.
That’s how much Deshaun will mean to his new team’s chances of winning football games. Also, pay attention to what Jones decides to do with Dak. No matter what Carroll and Wilson’s agent are saying, the relationship between coach and quarterback could be too shattered to the point of no return.