AFC East Betting Odds Among Others Shift With Brady’s Decision

  • Tom Brady has announced he will leave the New England Patriots, opening the door up for speculation as to who the new Patriots quarterback will be.
  • Stephon Diggs was traded to the Buffalo Bills, which pushes them near the top of the odds to win the AFC East.
  • Brady leaving is intimately tied to the AFC East odds – as is who will replace him under center in New England.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The announcement that Tom Brady will leave the New England Patriots took the league by storm.

Brady, regarded as perhaps the greatest quarterback and player of all time in the NFL, announced on social media that he would be leaving the New England Patriots, putting out a statement thanking the Patriots fans and organization for his time there.

This wasn’t even the only huge news in the AFC East, however. The Buffalo Bills, perhaps emboldened by their good season last year, made a big move as well – acquiring star wide receiver Stephon Diggs from the Minnesota Vikings.

These two moves have obviously sent shockwaves through the betting world, and the most obvious place to start looking for an edge is the updated AFC East winner odds.

Odds To WIN AFC East at Pointsbet:

  • New England Patriots +125
  • Buffalo Bills +125
  • New York Jets +500
  • Miami Dolphins +1200

Odds To WIN AFC East at BetOnline:

  • New England Patriots -110
  • Buffalo Bills +175
  • New York Jets +650
  • Miami Dolphins +1000

Anyone planning to bet on these would be very well served to shop lines – especially in the immediate aftermath of announcements like this.

New England Patriots New Quarterback Odds

Preliminarily at least, the Patriots remain near the top of the AFC East. Perhaps, as Darren Rovell speculates, this is due to respect for Bill Belichick, the coach and GM of the Patriots, and his ability to get the most out of his players.

However, Rovell also speculates that it is due to the potential arrival of other quarterbacks – potential arrivals that a savvy sports bettor can bet on.

For example, at BetOnline’s sportsbook, there are odds on who the Patriots QB will be by week 1 of the regular season.

Odds On Week One Patriots Quarterback:

  • Jarrett Stidham +200
  • Andy Dalton +300
  • Teddy Bridgewater +300
  • Jameis Winston +700
  • Derek Carr +750
  • Nick Foles +900
  • Jimmy Garoppolo +1000
  • Philip Rivers +1400
  • Joe Flacco +2500
  • Cody Kessler +3300

Jarrett Stidham, currently on the roster, leads the pack. Stidham has been a backup since being drafted, but he does have the advantage of currently being a quarterback who is on the Patriots.

Stidham is followed by Andy Dalton and Teddy Bridgewater, who both have +300 odds to be the signal caller for the storied Patriots franchise this coming season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is next, which is interesting considering that the Buccaneers are one of Brady’s rumored potential destinations.

For bettors who have their eye on certain free agent quarterbacks, it is possible to double up on some of these.

For example, bettors can put action on Andy Dalton’s +300 odds to be the Patriots quarterback, but also bet on Andy Dalton’s team specifically, in a separate bet, where the Patriots have +350 odds to be his team in 2020.

Winston also has this dual-action at online sportsbooks – bettors can bet on him in the “Who Will Be The Patriots QB” type odds, and also in the “Where Will Jameis Winston Go” type odds.

Smart bettors will find ways to grind out edges on bets like this, and there’s a lot of opportunity for the taking when it comes to the ever-changing landscape of the NFL.

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