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The Olivier Vernon trade destination questions have finally been answered. 


The Cleveland Browns made a trade with the New York Giants on Friday morning that sent offensive guard Kevin Zeitler and a fifth-round pick to the Giants in return for veteran linebacker Olivier Vernon and a fourth-round pick from New York.


But which team got the better end of this deal? It looks like the odds to win Super Bowl 54 already have the answer to this one, according to FanDuel Sportsbook

The trade moved the needle for the Browns' Super Bowl odds from a +3000 to a +2800 shot to win next season's Lombardi Trophy, giving them the seventh-best odds among AFC teams and the 15th-best overall.


The 28-year-old Vernon is coming off his first Pro Bowl season with the Giants and adds an extra pass rusher to an already dangerous Browns front seven. While acquiring a pass rush is essential to stopping top offenses in the NFL, the loss of Zeitler on the offensive end can't be underestimated. 

Zeitler is arguably one of the best guards in the NFL, but it seems oddsmakers favor pass rush over blocking. 


After being the laughing stock of the NFL for the better part of a decade, Baker Mayfield and the Browns flashed hope for Cleveland in 2018. With a new and improved defense, a Browns Super Bowl isn't as crazy as it once sounded. 


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