Today, Aaron Rodgers announced on the Pat McAfee show that he intends to keep playing football, and that he wants to play with the New York Jets. Furthermore, he called on both sides to finalize the trade compensation and make the trade official. As expected, Futures on the Jets to make the playoffs, win the Super Bowl, and their season win total all shot up. Some Sportsbooks also put up Aaron Rodgers touchdowns and yards props. There’s suddenly a ton of interest in the Jets! But how does this impact the team, and the rest of the league? Let’s find out!
On FanDuel Sportsbook, the Jets currently have the 7th best odds to win the Super Bowl. Aaron Rodgers has the 7th best odds to be MVP, and the regular season win total for the Jets is set 9.5 (with odds favoring their chances of going Over). Given all of this, it’s fair to say FanDuel thinks this will work out for the Jets. There are definitely risks involved, but with how the Jets played defense last year, there’s certainly a path for the Jets to go on a run.
When looking to bet on these Futures, it’s important to consider how Rodgers will fare with a cast of mostly young position players. The Jets signed a favorite wide receiver of Rodgers in Allen Lazard, which should ease his transition. Rodgers will also have familiarity with his offensive coordinator. Nathaniel Hackett worked with Rodgers in Green Bay when Rodgers won back-to-back MVP awards in 2020 and 2021. These are all important things to consider. If you’re looking to bet against the Jets in the Futures market, you can fairly argue that the Jets are in the toughest division in football, Rodgers typically doesn’t play well with younger players, and that he’s considering retirement. It remains to be seen if he’s truly all in on the upcoming season.
Of course, the grand beauty of all of this is that we will all see how this plays out together! We can’t wait for the season to begin!