Washington Commanders Trade For Carson Wentz, See Super Bowl Odds Drop

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The Washington Commanders have won seven games in four of the past NFL seasons. That was good enough to make the playoffs in 2020 and allow Taylor Heinicke the opportunity to put a scare into Tom Brady. One could make the argument that they are both very close to something but very far away from anything meaningful. Surveying the state of play and looking for an upgrade at quarterback, Washington brass executed a trade for Carson Wentz earlier today.

Vegas responded by downgrading the team's Super Bowl future.

Prior to the trade, Washington was +6000 at WynnBET to win the Super Bowl. After the trade, those odds have dropped to +7500. Wentz, at least in the odds standings, has already damaged Washington’s future. 

Very interesting. Perhaps this is a zig while everyone else is zagging, including oddsmakers who know a hell of a lot more than I do, but this doesn't make a ton of sense to me. When healthy and available, isn't Wentz noticeably better than Heinicke? And yes, that's a big caveat as perhaps no quarterback struggles harder to stay active.

Either way, not envisioning any Super Bowl-hoisting no matter which quarterback is under center so probably a moot point.