Free agent season officially starts in the NFL on Tuesday March 10 at 4:00 p.m., but do not tell that to the teams or the media as a number of players have already agreed to join new teams next season.
Even though rumors were flying for the past week and deals confirmed, odds makers have changed the Super Bowl 50 futures very little.
It takes a great deal to move the futures for the NFL. A good example is in Miami. Ndamukong Suh the talented defensive end for the Detroit Lions has agreed to a record contract with the Miami Dolphins. The deal will become official this afternoon. However, odds makers have not changed the Miami Dolphins odds to win Super Bowl 50 from last week leaving them at 30 to 1.
Last week, there was very little reaction to the trade that sent LeSean McCoy from Philadelphia to Buffalo for Kiko Alonso, even though McCoy finished third in rushing and had over 6,700 yards rushing in his five seasons with the Eagles.
However, the betting industry including both bettors and odds makers are taking a close look at DeMarco Murray and his current team the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys did not place the franchise tag on Murray thus, he is able to sign with any team starting this afternoon. At this time odds makers have Dallas at 12 to 1 to win Super Bowl 50. However, that could change slightly depending upon what Murray decides to do.
Below are some of the deals that have been reportedly agreed to that include free agent signings and trades.
- Jacksonville – Julius Thomas from Denver
- Jacksonville – Jared Odrick from Miami
- Arizona – Mike Iupati from San Francisco
- Chicago – Pernell McPhee from Baltimore
- San Diego – Orlando Franklin from Denver
- Oakland – Rodney Hudson from Kansas City
- Kansas City – Jeremy Maclin from Philadelphia
- Miami – Ndamukong Suh from Detroit
- Philadelphia – Frank Gore from San Francisco
- Philadelphia – Byron Maxwell from Seattle
- Buffalo – Matt Cassel from Minnesota
- Buffalo – LeSean McCoy from Philadelphia
There are many other players yet to sign a free agent deal or re-sign with their current teams, which will have an effect on the futures odds for the Super Bowl during the course of this week.
SUPER BOWL 50 ODDS
NEW ENGLAND 5 to 1
SEATTLE 6 to 1
GREEN BAY 7 to 1
INDIANAPOLIS 10 to 1
DENVER 12 to 1
DALLAS 12 to 1
PHILADELPHIA 20 to 1
DETROIT 20 to 1
BALTIMORE 20 to 1
NEW ORLEANS 25 to 1