Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Joe Flacco
- As reported by Adam Schefter, Joe Flacco is heading to the Broncos.
- According to oddsmakers, though, that doesn't improve Denver's chance to win Super Bowl 54 (60-1).
Late Wednesday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Broncos and Ravens had agreed to a trade which would send quarterback Joe Flacco to Denver.
Since the new NFL season doesn’t officially begin until March 13, the teams aren’t able to release the full details of the deal.
The quarterback play in Denver last season wasn’t exactly stellar. Case Keenum finished the season ranked 21st in yards per game (243.1), 23rd in passing touchdowns (18), and tied for second in picks (15). All of that led to a 81.2 passer rating, good for 29th in the NFL.
The Broncos finished the year at 6-10, and following the season were listed at 60-1 at Westgate to win next year’s Super Bowl.
So what did adding a former Super Bowl MVP do to those odds?
How the elite have fallen. According to oddsmakers, Flacco’s addition to the Broncos doesn’t change their outlook even a bit.
Of course, public perception plays a major role in how odds are set. Just because oddsmakers don’t see Flacco as being worth a change in Super Bowl chances, doesn’t mean there isn’t a chance that we’ll see Flacco believers or Bronco fans jump on the +6000 payout and drive the number down.
As the season approaches, we’ll have more on NFL futures changes, and it should become clear whether or not Flacco ignites a fire within the Denver faithful.