Aaron Rodgers’ Injury Alters New York Jets’ Super Bowl Odds Significantly
The landscape of Super Bowl odds shifted notably as Aaron Rodgers’ injury left oddsmakers assessing the New York Jets’ prospects.
Evolving Super Bowl Odds
On Monday, Caesars Sportsbook adjusted the Jets’ Super Bowl odds from 16-1 to 35-1, while other sportsbooks made even more significant alterations. Despite their recent overtime victory against the Buffalo Bills, the Jets now find themselves at 65-1 odds to win the Super Bowl at FanDuel.
Rodgers’ Season-Ending Injury
Multiple sources have confirmed that Aaron Rodgers, a four-time NFL MVP, will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn Achilles tendon sustained during Monday’s game. This unforeseen setback has repercussions not only for the Green Bay Packers but also for the Jets’ future matchups.
Impact on Betting Lines
The Jets initially opened as 3-point underdogs for their Week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys. However, after Rodgers’ injury, the betting line shifted significantly, with the Cowboys becoming 7.5-point favorites.
DraftKings’ Customer Response
In response to Rodgers’ injury, DraftKings chose to credit customers who placed bets based on his statistical performance against the Bills. Customers received bonus bets equivalent to their original stakes, including any parlays involving Rodgers.
Zach Wilson Takes the Helm
Jets’ head coach Saleh announced that Zach Wilson, the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, would be the team’s starting quarterback moving forward. Wilson, with an 8-14 record as a starter, was demoted twice last season, leading to the Jets’ blockbuster trade for Rodgers in the offseason.
Shift in Betting Trends
The Jets had enjoyed popularity as a Super Bowl bet throughout the offseason, with more bets placed and more money wagered on them to win the Super Bowl than any other team at PointsBet. Caesars Sportsbook even noted that the Jets posed its most significant liability in Super Bowl odds.
Prior to Rodgers’ injury, only six teams had better Super Bowl odds than the Jets at Caesars Sportsbook. However, with Rodgers’ future now uncertain, 13 teams have surpassed the Jets in the odds rankings.
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