Jets rocket up SB odds with Rodgers speculation

Jets rocket up SB odds with Rodgers speculation

The New York Jets continue to surge up the Super Bowl odds for next season as bettors continue to wager on the Jets in anticipation of Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers joining the team in a trade from Green Bay.

The Jets are now +1400 to win the Super Bowl next season after opening at +2500 after the Chiefs beat the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. Yes, Rodgers will turn 40 in December and had one of his worst seasons last year, but the Jets defense is talented, and the team also has wide receivers Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore. Wilson won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award while defensive back Sauce Gardner was voted Defensive Rookie of the Year. There’s a lot to like about the Jets, but will Rodgers be enough to push them over the top in a stacked AFC that includes star quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Joe Burrow?

Rodgers threw for more than 3,600 yards last year with the Packers with 26 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. That’s the first time that Rodgers had double-digit interceptions in a season since 2010, his third season as Green Bay’s starting quarterback.

The Jets haven’t made the playoffs since 2010 and haven’t made the Super Bowl since winning their lone championship in 1968 when Joe Namath led the upset of the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.

The Athletic’s Austin Mock’s NFL betting model says the Jets chances of winning the Super Bowl go from 1.2 percent to 4.6 percent if they acquire Rodgers and he’s the starting quarterback.

The more interesting odds may be the AFC East, where the Jets have the second-best odds to win the division behind only the Buffalo Bills and ahead of the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. Miami made the playoffs for the first time since 2016 last season even with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa struggling with concussion issues throughout the season.

Mock’s model gives the Jets a 30.8 percent chance at winning the AFC East with Rodgers while only a 11.6 percent chance without him.

Rodgers’ future remains up in the air. Packers president Mark Murphy confirmed Friday that the team gave the quarterback permission to talk to the Jets about a trade.

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