How Sportsbooks Are Handling Packers vs. Saints Week 1 Odds Amid Aaron Rodgers Rumors

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The Green Bay Packers aren’t the only ones waiting on Aaron Rodgers’ next move.

Oddsmakers are waiting to see what will happen, too, before committing to betting lines for the opening game between the Packers and New Orleans Saints in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.

Most of the major national operators opted not to post a spread or total between the Packers and Saints, who will play Sunday afternoon in the first week of the season. William Hill was the only book operating in most legal betting states to post a line, while the SuperBook in Las Vegas and Colorado also posted lines on Wednesday for the game.

William Hill opened the Saints as 1.5-point favorites, with a total of 51 points. The SuperBook posted the Saints as 3-point favorites and a total of 50.5.

At time of publish, the game was off the board at DraftKings, BetMGM, FanDuel and PointsBet.

On the first night of the NFL Draft, reports surfaced Rodgers’ displeasure with the franchise had reached new heights and he was ready to leave Green Bay.

The Packers continue to say publicly that Rodgers will not be traded and they expect him to suit up for them this season.

New Orleans has quarterback questions of its own following the retirement of Drew Brees. Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston are both on the roster this year, but how Sean Payton will handle the position is unknown. It could be a week-to-week situation — or even drive-to-drive — considering how Payton has used Hill in the past.

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