It is only natural for bettors to focus on teams and players that still have a shot at winning Super Bowl 57. But DraftKings is looking into the future with next team odds for Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson, and other star players.
The right quarterback can be what a team needs to get to the next level, but will someone pull the trigger and pay the price for either of these superstars? There is, of course, the distinct possibility Brady hangs it up for good this time, and that Baltimore either franchise tags Jackson or signs him to a long-term deal.
DraftKings: Odds for Tom Brady’s, Lamar Jackson’s Next Team
Next team odds for Brady, Jackson, Derek Carr, and DeAndre Hopkins via DraftKings are as follows (as of Jan. 19):
|Next Team Odds||Tom Brady||Lamar Jackson||Derek Carr||DeAndre Hopkins|
While anyone could decide to pull the trigger and make a bid for Brady or Jackson, several teams will probably not make an offer. Why? Because they are happy with who they have at QB (i.e., Jaguars, Bengals, Chargers, Bills, Chiefs, Eagles, etc.).
Many teams may be interested but could be happy going into next season with who they have (i.e., Giants, Seahawks, Titans, Commanders, Steelers, Lions, Bears, Cardinals, etc.). Then some are likely going to make a move on a quarterback via trade, free agency, or the draft (i.e., Jets, Colts, Texans, Panthers, Raiders, etc.).
As for DeAndre Hopkins, he is an elite wide receiver on a team that is going nowhere fast in Arizona. But a new regime, his salary, and the fact that he has no guaranteed money left on his deal make him a prime target to get cut or traded.
Who would want him? Anyone that can afford to pay him.
Betting Analysis: Next Team Odds
Where Will Tom Brady Play Next?
If he wants to play, someone will pay what it takes to add him to their roster. Yes, his struggles this season should make teams pause, but his body of work will be enough to convince them he’s worth taking a shot on.
Of course, since he is a free agent, he’ll get to choose where he goes. So, you can cross any team with a weak offensive line and run game off the list.
Head coach Josh McDaniels, Brady’s offensive coordinator for years in New England, makes the Raiders an intriguing option. Brady would have a solid supporting cast, i.e., Davante Adams, Josh Jacobs, Hunter Renfrow, and Darren Waller. Then there’s the Jets, whose owner has already said he’d be willing to spend some money to get the right quarterback. However, he would also need to spend money on an offensive line that ranked No. 31 in the league this season (according to PFF.com).
Miami was in play when Brady left New England — and again during his short retirement last offseason — but that would mean benching Tua. Nevertheless, it would be fun to see Brady working with Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.
Our Pick: Raiders or Jets
Playoff betting action: Giants, Bills take early Divisional Round money
Where Will Lamar Jackson Play Next?
The Ravens are not among the betting options on this prop, and if Jackson stays in Baltimore, bets are voided as “no action.”
The Ravens will probably put the franchise tag on him if they can’t agree on a long-term deal with Jackson. But should things get to that point, there is a chance the Ravens pull off a sign-and-trade deal, or he could sit out. However, as competitive as he is, sitting out is probably not an option.
Should the Ravens move on from Jackson, the entire offense will need a rebuild, so don’t count on him going anywhere.
Our Pick: He’s staying put.
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Next Team Odds: Derek Carr, DeAndre Hopkins
Carr is a veteran quarterback who is not young but still has some good years left. He can step in as a franchise QB for four to seven years and possibly help a team win right now.
Our Pick: Jets or Colts
As for Hopkins, his age and injury history will scare some teams off and make it unlikely anyone offers him the kind of deal he’ll be looking for. So, more than likely, he’ll end up settling for less money to play for a contender.
Our Pick: Jaguars