Falcons Super Bowl Odds Jump Amid Deshaun Watson Trade Speculation

Devon Platana
The Atlanta Falcons' Super Bowl odds have jumped amid Deshaun Watson trade speculation.
The Atlanta Falcons' Super Bowl odds have jumped amid Deshaun Watson trade speculation. / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons haven't made the NFL Playoffs since the 2017 season, however, that could all change if they managed to land Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The Falcons are one of the remaining teams in the mix for the 26-year-old gunslinger's service next season. Although a trade is far from finalized, oddsmakers are already taking note of the potential positive effects that Watson could have in Atlanta.

Falcons Super Bowl Odds

FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Falcons as having +2800 odds to win Super Bowl LVII. Although those odds don't make them contenders, it's still a noticeable bump from the +3200 odds they sat at before the field dwindled down.

Although the Falcons had a few bright spots during the 2021 campaign, they owned the seventh-worst scoring offense in the league. With Matt Ryan not getting any younger, it makes sense that they'd want to upgrade to a younger quarterback in Watson.

Off-field legal issues prevent Watson from playing a game last year. Nevertheless, it's important to point out how good he was the last time we saw him. He led the NFL in passing yards (4,823) and yards per completion (12.6) when he last played in 2020, throwing 33 touchdowns to seven interceptions along the way.

The Falcons are lacking passing options outside of Kyle Pitts, but Watson is talented and mobile enough to create offensive opportunities. He'd also be playing for his home state's team, which could motivate him to up his game to the next level.

Even if Watson to the Falcons isn't a done deal, it's certainly a situation worth monitoring over the coming days.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.