For the first time in two decades, it's unclear who will be under center for the New England Patriots in Week 1. While the odds, provided by FanDuel Sportsbook, suggest that Jarrett Stidham (-150) is the likeliest option to start for the team, there are plenty of other QBs the Patriots are rumored to have interest in.
Whoever ends up taking the reins in New England, it seems that Tom Brady's departure has had a pretty significant impact on the team's chances to win Super Bowl LV.
With Brady still on the team, the Patriots were available at +1400 (Feb. 18). However, following news of his departure, as well as a litany of other big-name players, New England is now available at +2200.
For context, that puts the team in a four-way tie for the ninth-best odds with the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. Of course, the Patriots dropping in the odds shouldn't come as too much of a surprise.
Still, though, these odds will surely continue to shift as the offseason progresses – especially if the Patriots end up signing a big-name star like Cam Newton.
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