NFL Next Team Odds: Watson Trade On the Horizon?

Apr 5, 2021 |
NFL Next Team Odds: Watson Trade On the Horizon?
The Texans are still the favorite for Deshaun Watson's services in the 2021 NFL season but as trade rumors swirl, certain destinations could hold value in his "Next Team" odds.
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The Texans are still the favorite for Deshaun Watson's services in the 2021 NFL season but as trade rumors swirl, certain destinations could hold value in his "Next Team" odds.
Photo By - USA Today Sports

The NFL trade rumors have been swirling during the young offseason and that’s launched an explosion in NFL “Next Team” odds at many sportsbooks.

There are a number of big names floated in trade rumors, such as Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, as well as franchise cornerstones set to hit free agency.

Here’s a closer look at the rumors and news playing into NFL trade odds, as well as odds for various big-name players who could switch teams in the coming months.

Watson's displeasure with the Houston Texans has been well documented since the season ended and reached a boiling point weeks ago, with a trade request confirmed and made public. While the Texans are maintaining a hard stance, telling teams he is not available and not even taking calls, Watson's future will remain at the heart of NFL rumors until a conclusion is reached.

Deshaun Watson 2021 NFL team Odds
Houston Texans +100
Carolina Panthers +250
Chicago Bears +350
Denver Broncos +450
Miami Dolphins +700
New York Jets +800
San Francisco 49ers +900
Washington Football Team +1,400
Las Vegas Raiders +2,000
New England Patriots +2,500
Detroit Lions +3,300
New Orleans Saints +4,000
Atlanta Falcons +5,000
Philadelphia Eagles +6,600
Pittsburgh Steelers +8,000

Odds courtesy of FoxBet

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Russell Wilson’s supposed beef with the Seahawks is reaching a point in which the star QB is handpicking his potential landing spots for the 2021 season. According to reports from The Athletic, the Miami Dolphins (+1,500), New York Jets (+1,700), New Orleans Saints (+850) and Las Vegas Raiders (+300) are on Wilson’s wish list. 

On the back of this, Wilson's agent told the media that Wilson isn't demanding a trade and would like to stay in Seattle... but if they did trade him he'd like to go the Saints, Raiders, Dallas Cowboys (+650), or Chicago Bears (+800).

However, if you look at the odds for Wilson’s next team, bookies seem to think he's staying put and have Seattle listed as a hefty -1,200 favorite to be his home in 2021. The Raiders are the second-overall choice due to a simple QB swap between Wilson and current Las Vegas passer Derek Carr. The Denver Broncos, who weren’t targeted by Wilson’s camp, are the third favorite landing spot at +500 odds.

If you're looking for a value long shot to land Russ, look no further than the Carolina Panthers at +2,000 odds. Carolina has reportedly been actively pursuing Houston's Watson and could switch gears to Wilson if the Seahawks get serious about trading the face of the franchise. A mid-March report, however, stated Seattle had elected not to deal Wilson with a monster offer from the Bears on the table, while the Bears also recently signed veteran signal-caller Andy Dalton. Wilson's next team odds are no longer up, but here's where they were before they were pulled.  

Russell Wilson 2021 NFL team Odds
Seattle Seahawks -1,200
Las Vegas Raiders +300
Denver Broncos +500
Dallas Cowboys +650
Chicago Bears +800
New Orleans Saints +850
Washington Football Team +1,400
Miami Dolphins +1,500
San Francisco 49ers +1,600
New York Jets +1,700
Jacksonville Jaguars +1,800
Houston Texans +1,800
Carolina Panthers +2,000
New England Patriots +2,200
Pittsburgh Steelers +3,500
Philadelphia Eagles +4,500
New York Giants +5,000
Minnesota Vikings +6,600
Tennessee Titans +6,600
Atlanta Falcons +8,000
Cleveland Browns +9,000

Odds courtesy of FoxBet

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As the NFL offseason progresses, free agents will sign and players will get traded. Below is the list of notable players that have found new teams (or stayed with their old team) - and what their odds were of landing there.

Player New team Old team Odds
Carson Wentz Indianapolis Colts Philadelphia Eagles +135
J.J. Watt Arizona Cardinals Houston Texans +3,500
Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys -3,300
Chris Godwin Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers -150
Allen Robinson Chicago Bears Chicago Bears +150
Aaron Jones Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers +275
Von Miller Denver Broncos Denver Broncos -220
JuJu Smith-Schuster Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers +225
Kenny Golladay New York Giants Detroit Lions +280
Sam Darnold Carolina Panthers New York Jets +450

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