After so much speculation, the Las Vegas Raiders were finally able to get things across the line with star quarterback Derek Carr. On Wednesday, the two sides – after a while of negotiations – came to terms on a three-year extension which is big for Vegas sports bettors as a whole. Yup, there will be no offseason drama between QB and team. It has Raiders fans betting on the team thanks to the Derek Carr extension.
According to a report, the Las Vegas sportsbooks saw a fury of more bets come in on the Raiders to potentially win the AFC West. They’re not the favorites whatsoever, as the Chiefs are No. 1 in the odds, while experts have the Broncos and Chargers in front of Las Vegas as well in the division. Things are high for the Broncos thanks to the Russell Wilson trade.
However, things are most definitely trending in the right direction for Las Vegas ever since the team made the trade to land Davante Adams from the Green Bay Packers. Carr and Adams played together in college and they’ve been talking about suiting up together again for a while. Thanks to the front office, that will keep on going for a long period of time.
Adams inked his new deal with the team after the trade and now Carr has joined him in a new contract as well. Carr’s deal is worth more than $120 million. The team has broken the bank for these two offensive weapons and now fans are ready to cash in on things as well. While the team doesn’t hold high Super Bowl odds, people think they could turn a lot of heads in the AFC West. It’ll be something to watch.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 13, 2022
Raiders will be ready to prove their doubters wrong in 2022
Though the season is still around five months from getting here, the Raiders will be ready to prove their doubters wrong in 2022 from the moment Week 1 arrives. In addition to the major moves with Adams and Carr, the team also brought in Josh McDaniels to take over as the head coach. No one has forgotten about Jon Gruden being fired after his disturbing e-mails were revealed.
Now, there’s a ton of pressure on McDaniels, but people are excited to see what he’ll be able to get done. He’s been waiting for his head coaching opportunity, and the Raiders have given him that shot. Ironically enough, the team saw plenty of new bets from folks all over Vegas when he was officially hired. Things will keep rocking in that direction if the team can get off to a hot start in 2022, especially Adams.
“The thing that I attribute all my success to is just living in the moment and playing each game,” Adams said this offseason. “It’s really corny and really basic, but in college [when] I did well, I didn’t even think about the league. I just went and played, had fun, took every game one by one and just thought about stacking it up. It was a one game season every time.”
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) April 13, 2022
With all of these new pieces in place for the Raiders, it’s no wonder that a high amount of money has been going on them of late. That’s only going to continue this summer and once the fall arrives too. People will continuously be checking their odds on a week to week basis and in turn place some bets on them as well. Between futures and money line bets, the Raiders are an attractive option.
Futures Super Bowl bets keep rolling in for Las Vegas sportsbooks
In some big news for the NFL as a whole, futures Super Bowl bets keep rolling in for Las Vegas sportsbooks. Per a local update, there was a rise in futures NFL bets for the Lombardi Trophy over the last month. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise in this case, as this was one of the most wild free agency periods the league has seen in quite some time. There’s been major movement.
Not only did Adams get traded to the Las Vegas Raiders, but we have also seen Tyreek Hill traded to the Miami Dolphins. Adams and Hill are widely considered as two of the best receivers in the NFL. With Hill no longer with the Kansas City Chiefs, KC didn’t see its Super Bowl odds drop that much, but people are worried that the offense won’t be the same without the man known as ‘Cheetah’ on the field.
What helps the Chiefs, of course, is that Patrick Mahomes hasn’t gone anywhere. Mahomes has a rocket for an arm and he’s always going to be a threat to have a huge game. The KC offense has added Juju Smith-Schuster, which was a big move. They’ve also signed former Packer WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling to a new contract as well.
The Chiefs will surely be a team to watch in the AFC, but the Buffalo Bills still have the No. 1 odds to win the title next February. The team was able to get even stronger on the defensive side of the ball after they inked Von Miller to a mega-contract. There’s some serious hype surrounding the Bills. It wouldn’t be a surprise at all if they went on to win the Super Bowl in 2023.