- The NFL season starts on September 19, 2021.
- Several elite quarterbacks are still potential trade targets.
- Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson are some of the names that could be traded still.
LAS VEGAS - The NFL season is fast approaching, but the offseason might still hold some intrigue for fans of sports betting. Big name quarterbacks could still be on the move, and the online sportsbooks have odds on who might be the next QB to be traded.
The options in the following prop bet include Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson, Derek Carr and Gardner Minshew.
The odds here are relative - they reflect the sportsbooks’ belief that each QB will be traded relative to the other QBs in the prop.
It’s important to keep that in mind when wagering on online gambling props like this. Think of this as a list of the likely QBs to be traded, in descending order.
Which QB Will Be The Next To Be Traded?
- Aaron Rodgers -120
- Deshaun Watson +150
- Russell Wilson +500
- Gardner Minshew +550
- Derek Carr +600
Of these quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers is the most likely to be traded, with -120 odds relative to the others.
Rodgers is reportedly on the outs with Green Bay’s management after a series of slights led to anger between both camps.
Rodgers is also the reigning MVP of the NFL, and is expected to be one of the best and most impactful players in the league in 2021-2022.
A trade involving him would be hard to figure out - unless he manages to force his way out.
Deshaun Watson has been in the headlines less recently, which is more of a function of his situation not changing than anything else.
Watson is currently being sued by multiple women for sexual assault, and is also at odds with Houston Texans management regarding the state of the organization.
Watson trades are also hard to make work, as it’s unclear whether or not he has a future in the NFL, giving his pending legal issues.
Russell Wilson, Gardner Minshew and Derek Carr are all sitting near the bottom of the sports betting odds on this prop bet.
Wilson’s desire to leave the Seattle Seahawks may have been tempered by new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.
Wilson reportedly praised Waldron, saying of his offense: “We are going to do everything that we want to... I really believe in him."
Those do not sound like the words of a quarterback who is on his way out the door.
Derek Carr and Gardner Minshew are more plausible trade targets for teams in need, but it’s unclear if they’d be upgrades over many QBs in the league.
Carr has developed a reputation as something of a game manager, while Minshew has seen his role erode in Jacksonville, and with Trevor Lawrence coming to town, is likely not taking the starting job there ever again.
NFL betting fans can take a look at these odds on the online sportsbooks, but remember, these odds only exist relative to each other - they aren’t absolute.