Russell Wilson Next Team Odds: Falcons, Broncos, Raiders Top QB List
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Russell Wilson seems to be on his way out of Denver, and yet, the Broncos are one of the favorites to retain him and his sizable contract.
That's according to odds at DraftKings, which has posted odds for which team Wilson will take his first snap for in the 2024 NFL season.
The bets will void if Wilson — for instance — is a backup who doesn't take a snap all year.
The odds are also only available in select states, like New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Colorado.
Russell Wilson Next Team Odds
Wilson is favored to go to the Falcons, which hired Raheem Morris over Bill Belichick earlier this offseason.
As aforementioned, the Broncos are tied as the second-best favorites to retain the quarterback. If the Broncos elect to cut him, they would eat over $85 million in cap space. Cutting him after June 1 means they could elect to defer $49.6 million dead money to 2025, retaining $35.4 million in 2024. This, of course, would cripple the team's ability to improve the roster through free agency. It's a precarious position for Denver — which may incline the Broncos brass to keep the much-maligned quarterback purely as a means of salary cap management.
The Broncos rested Wilson for the team's remaining games — after it was clear the Broncos would likely miss the playoffs — because if he failed a physical in March, he would be guaranteed his 2025 salary in addition to his 2024, which is already guaranteed. The risk of injury was high and would've saddled the Broncos for yet another season.
The Raiders, meanwhile, are in the market for a new quarterback, with Jimmy Garoppolo on the way out and Aidan O'Connell tragically mediocre.
A surprise among the list is the Seahawks, clocking in as the 10th-best favorite at +3000. While Wilson has reportedly had his differences with general manager John Schneider, head coach Pete Carroll is now out of the picture.
Everything +10000 and below are extreme longshots — teams with established quarterbacks who, barring unforeseen circumstances, would have no interest starting Wilson. That said, there is an avenue where Wilson could be a backup quarterback next season, though those odds are low.