The sports world was turned on its head Thursday night as wide receiver Davante Adams was traded from the Green Bay Packers to the Las Vegas Raiders in a blockbuster deal. Adams wanted out of town and got his wish, which has caused the Packers odds to win it all next season to plummet.
Packers Super Bowl Odds
Green Bay was sitting pretty a few days ago with odds set at +850 to win its fifth Lombardi Trophy. Those odds have fallen all the way down to +1100 now, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. That puts them behind three other teams, including an NFC powerhouse in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Adams was quarterback Aaron Rodgers' go-to target and had posted at least 997 yards in five of the last six years. It's going to be hard to replace that kind of production right away. After all, the Packers had no one waiting in the wings to take over as top WR if something like this were to happen.
Allen Lazard suddenly joins veteran Randall Cobb atop of the depth chart despite never racking up more than 513 receiving yards in any of his four NFL seasons. The only good news is that the Packers own two first-round picks and have $22 million in available cap space. New weapons could be on the way.
Rodgers is the reigning MVP for a reason and has proven that he can singlehandedly win games time and time again. All things considered, don't be shocked if these odds continue to fluctuate up and down as Green Bay's front office attempts to put together a stellar offense.