Cleveland Browns Super Bowl Odds: How Sportsbooks Adjusted After News of Watson’s Injury
Via Nick Cammett/Getty Images. Pictured: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns looks on at halftime against the Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 05, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Cleveland Browns were dealt a significant blow on Wednesday.
Browns general manager Andrew Berry announced starting quarterback Deshaun Watson will be sidelined for the rest of the season after having season-ending shoulder surgery.
#Browns QB Deshaun Watson suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the first quarter against the #Ravens and is heading to Injured Reserve. It’s a displaced fracture in his right glenoid in his shoulder, and he’ll have surgery to repair it. Full recovery is expected. pic.twitter.com/pId7mTAXSf
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2023
Watson has a displaced fracture in his right glenoid that occurred during the first quarter of the game against the Baltimore Ravens this past Sunday.
Sportsbooks have made a significant adjustment to the Browns' odds of winning the Super Bowl. The Browns were +2200 to win the Super Bowl on November 14 at BetMGM. One day later, the Browns are now +5000 at BetMGM.
The Browns went from +900 to win the AFC to +2500 currently at BetMGM.
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Watson played two and a half quarters against the Ravens with a high ankle sprain and a broken bone in his shoulder. He completed 20-of-34 passes for one touchdown and one interception, with much of it while he was injured.
There has been a bit of confusion surrounding Watson's injury situation as much of the talk has surrounded his ankle, but it is actually the shoulder that will sideline him for the rest of the season.
P.J. Walker is expected to start in place of Watson. He is 2-1 as a starter so far this season.