Carson Wentz Trade Odds: Sportsbooks Split on Colts and Bears as Likely Landing Spot
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Carson Wentz Trade Odds
There continues to be a difference in the betting market as to where Carson Wentz will take his next snap.
PointsBet continues to post the Bears as the most likely suitor with odds of +115, just ahead of the Colts at +135.
Meanwhile, FanDuel not only has the Colts as the betting favorite to land the Eagles’ quarterback but the sportsbook adjusted Indianapolis to an even bigger favorite.
The Colts recently moved from the +125 favorite to -200 at FanDuel.
While this has been going on for over a week now, the Eagles are seemingly still holding out hope someone meets their asking price before they budge.
Five days after Adam Schefter first reported that Carson Wentz is expected to be traded, odds to be the quarterback’s next team remain unchanged … at PointsBet, at least.
The Chicago Bears are still favored at +115, meaning a $100 bet would net a $115 profit (convert more betting odds here). The Indianapolis Colts aren’t far behind on the oddsboard at +135 (bet $100 to win $135), but the gap after those two teams is notable.
Interestingly, the Colts are favored at FanDuel (+125) while the Bears are the ones directly behind (+150), but the gap between them and the rest remains: Odds for the next teams are +450 (Texans and Eagles).
Carson Wentz appears to be the next high-profile quarterback on the move, and betting odds favor the Chicago Bears to land him.
With Doug Pederson out and new head coach Nick Sirianni in, the Eagles appear headed for a reset of sorts. Despite Wentz’s hefty contract, there seem to be suitors.
The Chicago Bears, still looking to rebound from the Mitchell Trubisky error, have been the more frequent name brought up in Wentz talks and are the +115 betting favorite. That’s in part due to the Eagles connections with John DeFilippo serving as the Bears’ passing game coordinator. He was the Eagles quarterback coach when they won the Super Bowl. The other factor? General manager Ryan Pace may just be desperate enough to make this sort of move.
The Colts missed out on Matthew Stafford, the quarterback they were most often connected to. Indianapolis is +135 to acquire Wentz as it looks to replace the retired Philip Rivers.
There’s a big drop off to the rest of the list, starting with the Denver Broncos. Drew Lock showed flashes last season, but John Elway isn’t shy about acquiring quarterbacks especially one 6-foot-5 like Wentz.
Washington reportedly tried for Stafford and is unsettled at quarterback. The Football Team is +1000, just ahead of the Panthers (+1300). Carolina has Teddy Bridgewater under contract and the No. 8 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but also made an effort for Stafford.