- Following the Chicago Bears signing of quarterback Andy Dalton Tuesday, their odds to win the Super Bowl increased from +4000 to +5000 across major sportsbooks.
CHICAGO – The life of a Chicago Bears fan is one of perpetual desire. The desire for triumph, the desire for a stable franchise, the desire to reclaim the glory of the 1980s, just to name a few.
One of the biggest requests on the mind of devoted Chicagoans is that of a solid quarterback.
After all, the Bears have had frankly some of the worst talent in the NFL behind center over the last two decades.
Names like Jim Miller, Kyle Orton, Rex Grossman, Jay Cutler, and most recently, Mitch Trubisky haunt the minds of those that support the no-longer-aptly-named Monsters of the Midway.
Bears fans saw a glimmer of hope this offseason as many of the top quarterbacks in the NFL became surrounded by trade and free agency rumors.
The hope for general manager Ryan Pace to finally deliver Matt Nagy a franchise quarterback was building. The rumor mill for big fish like Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson was growing to a fever pitch, with that ever-present desire of a staving fanbase possibly being fulfilled.
Instead, the Bears announced Tuesday that they would be signing former Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton on a one-year $10 million deal.
Former Cowboys' QB Andy Dalton is signing a one-year, $10 million deal, with the chance to earn another $3 million in incentives, with the Chicago Bears, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2021
This move instantly led to harsh backlash on social media, as well as price adjustments by the online Super Bowl sportsbooks.
Before Tuesday’s deal, the Bears were listed at +4000 odds to win the Super Bowl, or 40/1 odds. Following the news, the Bears dropped to +5000 on most Super Bowl sportsbooks, or 50/1 odds.
Odds To Win Super Bowl 56
- Kansas City Chiefs +550
- Green Bay Packers +900
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1000
- Baltimore Ravens +1200
- Buffalo Bills +1200
- Los Angeles Rams +1200
- San Francisco 49ers +1400
- New Orleans Saints +1800
- Indianapolis Colts +2000
- Seattle Seahawks +2200
- Dallas Cowboys +2500
- Cleveland Browns +2500
- Miami Dolphins +2500
- Tennessee Titans +2500
- Los Angeles Chargers +3000
- New England Patriots +3000
- Pittsburgh Steelers +3000
- Arizona Cardinals +4000
- Minnesota Vikings +4000
- Carolina Panthers +5000
- Chicago Bears +5000
- Las Vegas Raiders +5000
- Philadelphia Eagles +5000
Instead of being listed next to more capable teams like the Arizona Cardinals or Minnesota Vikings, the Bears are now given the same2021 Super Bowl odds as the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles.
Ryan Pace cannot be a man comfortable in his office currently.
After moving up to draft Trubisky with the second overall pick in the 2017 Draft (ahead of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson), Pace has now elected to not trade for an established quarterback and sign Dalton.
In 10 years in the league, Dalton has started 142 games and thrown for just 218 touchdowns to 126 interceptions. He owns a career QB rating of 87.5.
While there are certainly worse options out there, Bears betting fans will likely continue to harbor that desire for the foreseeable future.
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