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2021 Super Bowl
- When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
2021 Super Bowl Odds
- Kansas City Chiefs +450
- Baltimore Ravens +600
- San Francisco 49ers +800
- New England Patriots +2500
- New Orleans Saints +1000
- Pittsburgh Steelers +2500
- Dallas Cowboys +2000
- Seattle Seahawks +1800
- Philadelphia Eagles +2000
- A. Rams +3500
- Cleveland Browns +4000
- Minnesota Vikings +3000
- Las Vegas Raiders +4000
- Indianapolis Colts +2800
- Tennessee Titans +2200
- Houston Texans +5000
- Chicago Bears +3000
- Atlanta Falcons +4500
- Buffalo Bills +2000
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1100
- Denver Broncos +5000
- Carolina Panthers +10000
- New York Giants +12500
- New York Jets +9000
- Detroit Lions +9000
- Arizona Cardinals +4500
- Jacksonville Jaguars +18000
- Cincinnati Bengals +15000
- Miami Dolphins +8000
- Washington Redskins +18000
Pro Football legend Don Shula passes away at 90
Don Shula, the NFL’s winningest coach, passed away on Monday, May 4. Shula was 90.
Shula was the architect of the NFL’s only undefeated season. In 1972, he led the Miami Dolphins to a 17-0 record. The Fins beat the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII. No team has accomplished the feat since.
Shula started his career with the Baltimore Colts. Once in Miami, that’s where he stayed, coaching the Dolphins for 26 seasons. He finished his coaching career with a 347-173-6 NFL record. Only George Halas and Bill Belichick won 300 or more games like Don Shula.
Shula was a legend whose accomplishments NFL fans won’t ever forget.
NFL teams declining 21-options on former top draft picksThe 2017 NFL Draft might prove to be bust city. NFL teams have declined to pick up 2021 fifth-year options on some of the biggest names in the league.
The Bears decided to forego picking up quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s option. Chicago drafted Trubisky second. That was ahead of Patrick Mahomes and DeShaun Watson. The Bears traded for former Eagles quarterback Nick Foles earlier this year.
Jacksonville is set on parting ways with running back Leonard Fournette. The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Fournette fourth. The Jags attempted to trade Fournette but got no takers.
Fifth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft first round, Corey Davis, might also look for a job next year. The Titans decided to decline Davis’ option.
The final top pick from the 2017 draft, Bengals wide receiver John Ross, will also play for a new team in 2021. Ross had 28 receptions for 506 yards and 3 touchdowns last year. Cincinnati drafted Ross ninth. He was the fastest player in that draft, but he’s had injury problems during his time with the Bengals.
Stidham the man in New EnglandNew England failed to draft a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. Many asked why. Perhaps, it’s because Josh McDaniel and Bill Belichick are confident in Jarrett Stidham.
The former Auburn quarterback started his career at Baylor. The Patriots new franchise face has a super-quick release and should have learned a lot playing behind Tom Brady. If New England can protect Stidham, there’s no reason to believe he won’t excel with New England.
Matt Cassell and Jimmy Garoppolo had big-time success filling in for Brady. Not only that, but New England traded Garoppolo to San Francisco a couple of seasons ago.
Perhaps, this was Bill Belichick’s plan the whole time.
NFL to release full 17-week schedule
This week, the league will release the full 2020-2021 NFL Season Schedule. Keep an eye out for that.
Also, don’t forget about betting options for NFL Futures and Madden 20. You can find both on MyBookie.