Packers Shoot Up Across NFL Betting Boards as Aaron Rodgers Confirms Return

Aaron Rodgers Giving The Horns With Packers Background

  • The Green Bay Packers have moved up to third at +1000 in the latest Super Bowl odds boards.
  • Green Bay is also the new betting favorite to win the NFC at +400 at the Caesars Sportsbook.
  • Aaron Rodgers has confirmed that he will be returning to play for the Packers next season although he denied that he has already signed a new contract.

The Green Bay Packers shot up across all NFL futures betting boards on Tuesday after news of Aaron Rodgers agreeing to return to the team surfaced.

For starters, the Packers who opened with +1600 odds to win Super Bowl LVI moved up to +1000 at the best NFL betting sites, trailing only the Kansas City Chiefs at +750 and the defending Super Bowl champions Los Angeles Rams at +800.

The Bills however are still the most popular Super Bow LVII bet with 15% of the tickets and 18% of the handle while the Chiefs are the second most popular bet at 9% of the betting slips and 10% of the money. But those numbers could change in the coming days.

Packers NFC Favorites

The Packers have also overtaken the L.A. Rams as the NFC conference betting favorites at +400. The Rams are currently listed at +425 while the defending NFC champions San Francisco 49ers are third at +650. The Dallas Cowboys are the only other team at Caesars Sportsbook to have odds shorter than +1000 at +700 to win the NFC conference.

At BetMGM, the Packers are co-favorites with the Rams at +450 while the 49ers are at +600 and the Cowboys are at +650. San Francisco is the most popular NFC bet with 21% of the tickets and 30% of the handle. They are also the biggest liability in the NFC conference betting market at the said online sportsbook.

Green Bay also opened as the -155 favorite to win the NFC North Division but after news of Rodgers returning to the Packers, their odds shortened to -190. Meanwhile, the Vikings went from +300 to +350, the Lions from +650 to +700, and the Bears from +650 to +900 in a ripple effect to the news.

Rodgers Agrees to Return to Green Bay

In what was the biggest sports news of Tuesday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have agreed on a four-year $200 million deal that would make the reigning two-time NFL MVP as the highest-paid player in the history of the league. According to the report, Rodgers will get a guarantee of $153 million while his cap number goes down.

Rodgers’ return to Green Bay was later confirmed, by Rodgers himself although he denied that he had already signed a contract extension as well as the supposed details of the contract.

Rumors of Rodgers’ leaving Green Bay after the 2021 campaign has floated before the start of last season. When Green Bay offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett was signed as the Denver Broncos head coach last January, the talks linking Rodgers to the Broncos solidified. Denver was one of the teams that expressed interest in trading for Rodgers during the previous offseason.

Rodgers won a second consecutive MVP award last season and is coming off one of his most efficient campaigns with 37 touchdowns and only four interceptions while missing only one game. The Packers finished as the top seed in the NFC playoffs but were bounced from the postseason in the divisional round by the San Francisco 49ers. Green Bay has won at least 13 games in each of the last seasons but with a combined 39 wins, they have the most victories during a three-year period without reaching a Super Bowl.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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