One of the greatest defensive players in NFL history will play at a new address this season, the likely first pick in April’s Draft wowed NFL scouts, and there’s a rumor regarding one of the NFC’s top quarterbacks. Check out the latest news in our weekly NFL update so you can continue getting ready to make your bets against their NFL odds for the upcoming season.
NFL COVID-19 Update – February 18th Edition
2022 Super Bowl
- When: Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022
- Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood California
- TV: NBC
Super Bowl LVI Odds
- Kansas City Chiefs +500
- Green Bay Packers +800
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +800
- Buffalo Bills +1100
- Baltimore Ravens +1200
- San Francisco 49ers +1400
- Los Angeles Rams +1400
- Cleveland Browns +1600
- New Orleans Saints +1800
- Seattle Seahawks +2000
- Miami Dolphins +2500
- Indianapolis Colts +2500
- Pittsburgh Steelers +2800
- Dallas Cowboys +2800
- Tennessee Titans +2800
- Arizona Cardinals +3300
- Los Angeles Chargers +3300
- New England Patriots +4000
- Minnesota Vikings +5000
- Philadelphia Eagles +5000
- Las Vegas Raiders +5000
- Washington Football Team +5000
- Atlanta Falcons +5000
- Chicago Bears +6600
- Denver Broncos +6600
- Jacksonville Jaguars +6600
- Carolina Panthers +6600
- New York Giants +6600
- New York Jets +8000
- Cincinnati Bengals +10000
- Houston Texans +12500
- Detroit Lions +12500
Who will J.J. Watt play for next season?
There isn’t a team in the NFL who doesn’t want to sign J.J. Watt. The bigger question is what teams are capable of signing the awesome defensive-end.
Watt has said he’s interested in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Green Bay. J.J.’s brother, T.J., plays for the Steelers. The Watt brothers are close. So it makes sense that JJ wants to play with his younger bro.
But the Steelers may not have the cap space. Most NFL analysts believe Green Bay is a in the driver’s seat. Watt said he wants to play for a contender. Green Bay had the best record in the NFC this past season.
The Browns are an up and coming squad. Myles Garrett plays one of the DE positions. If Watt were to sign with Cleveland their Super Bowl odds, no doubt, would dive.
Trevor Lawrence has spectacular Pro Day
Trevor Lawrence provided fireworks in an early Pro Day workout. The reason Lawrence decided to throw last Friday is because he’s due to have surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. Even then, Trevor wasn’t planning on throwing until he got a call from Jacksonville Jaguars’ head coach Urban Meyer.
If anybody had any doubts that Meyer and the Jags weren’t going to draft Lawrence, they can put those to rest. Meyer said he encouraged Trevor to throw the ball before his surgery.
Per the Florida Times-Union, Urban Meyer contacted Lawrence about the surgery. “We did a Zoom call with him, and I asked him – there are three choices you have. No. 1, you can wait until March 11 Pro Day – but now you are getting near August. That’s getting late because it’s a five-month recovery. It’s a six-month injury. The second thing, you cannot throw. He’s probably a good enough player, but he said, I’m not doing that. Third thing, I said why don’t you just grab the ball and go throw for a little bit? I’d like to send our coordinator and passing-game coordinator to watch. They’ve never seen him. I’ve seen him, so he said, let’s go.”
Although their chances of drafting Lawrence is zero to negative, the Detroit Lions sent representatives to Trevor’s Pro Day. Who knows?
Maybe, Meyer plans on drafting Lawrence and then trading him for a bunch of picks. But based on the conversation he had with Trevor, it sure looks like Urban is pulling the trigger on the hottest quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck.
Will 49ers quarterback Jimmy G. end up in the ATL?
For now, it’s just a rumor. The San Francisco 49ers said they’re okay starting the season with Jimmy Garoppolo as their quarterback.
The words sound positive. A deep dive into the statement reveals something different. Since when are you “okay”. I mean, if you’re counting on your QB to light up opposing defenses, you should probably use words like, “so excited”, or “happy.”
Okay? The word implies that SF may be looking to shop their injury-prone starting quarterback. The team that could end up with Jimmy G. are the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons are projected to be -35.7 million under the cap. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones account for 35% of the teams adjusted cap.
Atlanta owner Arthur Blank hasn’t committed to either star player. It makes sense why Blank might want to trade one or both of them. Although Ryan and Jones make for a crazy efficient pair, and they did lead the Falcons to the Super Bowl, the ATL has underperformed in recent years.
New Orleans is a perennial winner. The Carolina Panthers are going through a rebuild. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV. The Falcons are the worst team in the NFC South, which makes them one of the worst teams in the NFC, which, yep, makes them one of the worst teams in the NFL.
How can Atlanta get better if they must shell out $40.9 mil to Matty Ice and $23 mil to Julio? They can’t, which is why some, including ESPN personality Max Kellerman, believe SF trades Jimmy G. for Matt Ryan.
Expect NFL teams to cut big names once free agency opens
If San Francisco can’t trade Garoppolo, they might cut him. The dude didn’t get onto the field this past season. When he did play, he was awful.
Jimmy G. isn’t the only player who could get the axe. So could Eagles tight-end Zach Ertz, Washington quarterback Alex Smith, and Bears TE Jimmy Graham.
The New Orleans Saints may dump five players: Malcolm Jenkins, Malcolm Brown, Janoris Jenkins, Emanuel Sanders, and Kwon Alexander. Among the five, corner Janoris Jenkins is the one they’ll try to keep.
Other teams must get rid of players as well. So don’t be surprised if after the cuts, the team you like to win the 2022 Super Bowl shows a big time odds change.