Russell Wilson Giving Denver Broncos Solid Odds as New Quarterback

Denver Broncos Russel Wilson Super Bowl

  • Wilson leads Broncos’ Odds into a playoff push
  • Denver fostering best playoff odds since Super Bowl championship
  • Broncos favored over Seahawks in opener

Wilson’s Reputation Giving Broncos A Huge Push

New Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has yet to see the field for even a preseason game as the new Broncos quarterback has given large Super Bowl odds (+1600) to Denver, eighth in the NFL as of now.

The Broncos are second as the favorite to win the AFC West as the Kansas City Chiefs (+900) sit atop odds boards in that division and they have the third-best odds to win the Super Bowl. The Los Angeles Chargers join the Broncos at (+1600) while the Raiders sit in the distance (+4000). Before Denver made the trade with the Seattle Seahawks for Russell Wilson, the Broncos were sitting with a less than savory (+2500). Upon the deal and since then, Denver is getting plenty of action on the betting lines with the odds jump to (+1600).

Denver had made it to (+1200) to win the Super Bowl immediately upon acquiring Wilson.

However:
After acquiring nine players in the NFL Draft, the Broncos were listed at (+1500) as they took a fall, according to the oddsmakers. The Broncos currently foster (+900) odds to win the AFC with (+750) to win the number one seed in the AFC and their odds are at (+1500) to post the best regular-season record. Wilson has moved forward with (+1400) odds to win the 2022 NFL MVP as be is tied with Rams quarterback Matt Stafford and Cowboys signal-caller Dak Prescott.

Atop the boards sits Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen (+700) who is in the lead with Kansas City’s Pat Mahomes and Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at (+800).

Seahawks’ Odds Dive Equals Broncos’ Push

Meanwhile, Wilson’s reputation and ability has given Denver it’s best chance although they sat at (+1600) back and were at (+1800) after the Rams took a 23-20 world championship from the Bengals.

Odds boards have the Broncos sitting with 10.5 wins and the OVER is at (+130) while the UNDER is favored at (-170). However, Denver is at (-150) to make it to the NFL playoffs while sitting at (+125) to miss the postseason. After the 2015 season and going into the 2016 season when the Broncos won their last Super Bowl, 24-10 over the Carolina Panthers, Denver has posted a (+1400) which was the sixth-best odds to win the championship.

Additionally, almost two weeks after the Super Bowl, Denver (+150) had the best odds to land Aaron Rodgers except for Green Bay, who posted (+350).

Please Note:
Seattle came into the 2014 season at (+850) to win the Super Bowl as they sat behind the (+600) of, ironically, Denver and San Francisco.

With Wilson now in the Mile High City, those days of a return for the Seahawks seem bleak as they languished near the end of the NFL with the 30th best odds (+1500) to win the Super Bowl.

Wilson Could Help Push Quality of Special Teamers

More irony in for Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson as Denver’s opener is in Seattle where the Broncos are a (-4.5) favorite with the point total at 41.5 The moneyline offers the Broncos (-205) as the favorite while Seattle (+175) of course, they lost Wilson and don’t have a quarterback as of yet.

The talent on the Broncos offensive roster shows the equality of the team and the ability that these players can have with a playmaker like Wilson calling the shots. At running back, Melvin Gordon III and Javonte Williams had the same number of carries at 203. Gordon finished with 15 more yards than Willliams (918-903). In addition, Courtland Sutton led Denver with 776 yards on 58 catches while tight end Noah Fant had a team-high of 90 catches.

With Wilson’s (+1400) odds to win the NFL MVP, it is certainly suggestive of how he is expected to play and with this number of skill players who are looking for break-out seasons, Denver can be in a position to solidify its status among the Super Bowl contenders.

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Kenneth Cross / Author

Kenneth Cross is a new entry to The Sports Geek staff as he has 25 years of experience in print, broadcast, and internet sports journalism. Cross is a lover of all sports, but college basketball is his passion. He estimates that he has seen around 1,500 college basketball games - live and in-person - and hopes that grows this season. If you listen to Radio, you have likely heard him on Sundays covering the Carolina Panthers for some 20 years. Now in Tampa Bay, he works as a national radio correspondent.

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