There is no other team that has made offseason moves the way the Los Angeles Rams
has. This team is causing ripples across the media and odds-makers have also given the team some impressive odds. The team has definitely gone all in by acquiring all the talent they could need each passing week. The change in the odds has been dramatic, starting at 20/1 and then improving to 10/1.
With players like Ndamukong Suh and Aqib Talib, their defensive line is expected to be unshakable. Things do not always go according to expectation, however. Not so long ago, the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles
roster was at one time called the Dream Team after Michael Vick was signed. The great odds, however, did not translate to anything as the team did not make the playoffs. The current Vegas odds for 49ers
, Rams, and a couple of other teams should thus be taken with a grain of salt.
A couple of other teams have also seen moving odds in the past few weeks. The following is a quick look at some of these teams.
This team has seen their odds move from 30/1 to 18/1. While the Chiefs have not exactly had an impressive show during the offseason, there are a few moves that have been remarkable for the team. One such move is the acquisition of Kendall Fuller. This cornerback will definitely be needed in a team that has also seen the departure of Alex Smith.
With Patrick Mahomes taking charge at the QB position, both the offensive and defensive ends of the team are now formidable. The odds are however definitely a reflection of the overall status of the team compared to the other rivals in the AFC West.
The Seattle Seahawks have also seen a huge change in their odds. For this team that has dropped to 60/1 from 20/1, all the signs have been awful since the start of the offseason. First, Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman left the team leaving the defense in shambles. Kam Chancellor's injury also dealt the team a huge blow and there are no hopes of securing the championship. The team is therefore in a precarious position compared to other rivals in the NFC West.
The Carolina Panthers
are another team that has seen their odds shift dramatically due to the recent events that have occurred on the team. The Panthers are in a transitional crisis where the ownership and management of the team are in a transition. The loss of Andrew Norwell seems to have not aroused the interest of the management since there has not been any replacement yet. It is thus not unimaginable why the odds have dropped from 20/1 to 40/1.
The 49ers' odds are in many ways comparable to the Chiefs' odds. The team has moved from 25/1 to 18/1 owing to the presence of Richard Sherman and Jimmy Garoppolo. The final few games of the last season proved just how industrious Garoppolo can be. With a confirmation of his stay this season, it was expected that the odds would improve significantly.