Russell Wilson’s Futures Bets Reliant Upon Coaching Calls

  • Entering the 2021 season, Russell Wilson's odds may prove why the overs are favored for Seattle Seahawks' team bets.

SEATTLE - Russell Wilson performed at an immense level in the first few games of the 2020-2021 NFL season.

The Seattle Seahawks QB was the MVP frontrunner for the first part of the season but gradually fell off as the season came to a close.

In the first eight games of the season, Wilson had five games with more than 300 passing yards, while in the last half of the season, he had none.

Similarly, he had over nine yards per pass attempt in four of his first eight games, while in his last eight games he never got over eight yards per attempt.

Odds For Most Passing Yards - 2021-22 Season

  • Patrick Mahomes +350
  • Dak Prescott +600
  • Tom Brady +650
  • Josh Allen +800
  • Matthew Stafford +1000
  • Matt Ryan +1200
  • Justin Herbert +1200
  • Aaron Rodgers +1500
  • Russell Wilson +2000

The major question when it comes to betting on Russ is whether or not the Seahawks' offense can run in a way that benefits him. For the first half of the season, it seemed to be working, but the Seahawks’ playcalling got more conservative as the season wore on. It’s unclear whether this conservative mindset was a regression to previous conservative playcalling schemes, or a reaction to losing three out of four games after starting 5-0 - or even both.

When it comes to Wilson, it seems like the talent is there for him to be an elite passing performer, but the question is twofold. First, can Wilson sustain that elite level of performance over a full season? Second, will his team, helmed by the famously run-oriented Pete Carroll, even allow him to try?

Seattle Seahawks Projected Total Wins

  • Over 9.5 -160
  • Under 9.5 +120

These are the questions that must loom large in the mind of those who wish to bet on the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl.

The team may have two legitimate WR1s in the form of D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, but last season should be worrying for those who consider them elite contenders.

Seattle Seahawks Odds To Make The Playoffs

  • Yes -130
  • No EVEN

Their division only got harder, with the San Francisco 49ers expected to be back from an injury-induced layoff from contention, and the Seahawks have not made major personnel changes. In other words, if the Seahawks are going to improve, it’s going to have to be on the playcalling side of things.

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