New York Jets' Super Bowl Odds Plummet Following Aaron Rodgers Injury

Following the news that Aaron Rodgers will miss all of the 2023 season, oddsmakers have significantly adjusted the New York Jets' odds to win the Super Bowl, as well as their odds in many other markets. What happens next for New York?

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2023 1:19 PM ET Read Time: 4 min
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A doomsday scenario befell the New York Jets, their fans, and their backers on Monday Night Football, as quarterback Aaron Rodgers was injured in just his fourth snap with his new team in Week 1.

After 18 years in Green Bay with a Super Bowl ring and four NFL MVP awards to show for it, Rodgers was brought in to be a franchise savior, but now the Jets must pick up the pieces without him.

See the latest Jets Super Bowl odds movement below, as well as my evaluation of what comes next for Robert Saleh's men.

What's the latest on Aaron Rodgers' injury status?

Aaron Rodgers was diagnosed with a season-ending Achilles tear on Tuesday morning, soaking the hopes of New York Jets fans and bettors. 

Rodgers had a couple of "lost seasons" due to injury in Green Bay, as a fractured clavicle knocked him out for seven games in 2013, and a similar injury limited him to seven games in 2017. But the 19-year veteran will be 40 years old when next season comes around, and even though he's under contract for the next two years, anything could happen.

What are the Jets' odds to win the Super Bowl after Rodgers' injury?

BetMGM has raised the Jets' odds to win Super Bowl 58 from +1,800 to +6,600, while DraftKings went from +1,600 to +6,000. 

DraftKings also hiked the Jets' odds to win the AFC up from 1,100 to +3,000, as well as their odds to win the AFC East from +270 to +600.

New York is now a -280 proposition to miss the playoffs after entering Week 1 at +110, while their odds to make the postseason soared from -130 to +215.

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What is the Jets' next move if they want to remain a Super Bowl contender?

The Jets have publicly indicated that former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson will call the shots for the rest of the season, but that hasn't stopped speculation from running rampant that New York will bring in a veteran quarterback to take over the position.

Former Buccaneers and Saints signal caller Jameis Winston is listed at +300 to sign with the Jets, placing him as the favorite in that market. There are other noteworthy veteran options out there too, like Carson Wentz (+700), Nick Foles (+700), Colt McCoy (+750), Joe Flacco (+800), and the recently-retired Matt Ryan (+1,400), who couldn't even go one week in the CBS announcing booth without hearing a 28-3 joke.

You can even bet on former Jets nemesis Tom Brady coming out of retirement (again) to sign with New York at +2,000.

Should Jets fans and futures ticket holders hit the panic button? 

The Jets believed they were a quarterback away from being Super Bowl contenders, but now they're essentially back to where they were last year, when they went 7-10 and ended the campaign on a six-game losing streak. They scored 15 total points in their final three contests.

The 2022 stats for Wilson (54.5% completion rate, six touchdowns, seven interceptions) do not indicate that he can lead a team to the playoffs, let alone a Super Bowl title. Unless the Jets make some sort of splash in the quarterback market to replace Rodgers, it looks like New York's fantastic defense will suffer through another losing season.

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