2022 Top 5 NFL Future Bets

2022 Top 5 NFL Future Bets

The NFL Draft is over and free agency is nearing the end. It’s time to look at the best values in the NFL for future bets. Which teams might be a surprise due to a strong draft and impressive acquisitions?

(Odds from BetMGM)

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Top Five Super Bowl Favorites

1)Denver Broncos: +1600

This isn’t a shocker, but Russell Wilson makes them an instant contender. The shocker is that they are the seventh favorite, so you can still get good value. DE Randy Gregory adds another pass rusher. They added more EDGE help in the drafter with the additions of Nik Bonitto from Oklahoma and Eyioma Uwazurikie from Iowa State. They have a quality defense, a good group of young receivers and now Wilson. They do have some issues and are playing in the very tough AFC West, but the value is strong.

2)Indianapolis Colts: +2500

The Colts brought in veteran QB Matt Ryan to replace the ineffective Carson Wentz. They also traded for Yannick Ngakoue to add more pass rushing help. Ryan has a strong running game led by Jonathan Taylor. That will allow for a strong play-action game. The addition of Pierce will help the passing game and as a complement to Michael Pittman. The key is Ryan and while he’s near the end, he knows how to lead a team to the Super Bowl. They have a strong defense and Ryan could be the difference on offense.

3)Las Vegas Raiders: +3500

This appears to be a low number for a team that added WR Davante Adams and DE Chandler Jones. Derek Carr is not a franchise quarterback, but he’s good enough to lead a team to the Super Bowl and has a creative offensive coach in Josh McDaniels helping him. Jones and Maxx Crosby is what the doctor ordered on defense. The bigger question is on the offensive line. They did add guard Dylan Parham from Memphis in the third round and he was their top pick after trading for Adams.

4)New England Patriots: +3500

They certainly had an odd draft led by the reach of G Cole Strange from Chattanooga and a fourth-round selection of QB Bailey Zappe from Western Kentucky when Sam Howell was available. Bit it’s still Bill Belichick and they were a playoff team last season with a rookie quarterback in Mac Jones. Losing J.C. Jackson is a big loss, but if anybody can get able to overcome that loss it’s Belichick.

5)Baltimore Ravens: +2000

The Ravens were decimated by injuries last season, they couldn’t stop the opposing quarterbacks due to a lack of a pass rush and a mediocre secondary. The cornerbacks return in Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters from injury, while they boosted the safety group by signing Marcus Williams from the Saints and drafted Kyle Hamilton from Notre Dame. The offensive line also adds a solid right tackle in Morgan Moses and a starting center in Tyler Linderbaum from Iowa in the first round. The key is protecting Lamar Jackson, who should have a big season since he’s playing for a contract. That’s not unlike Joe Flacco in 2012 when he led the Ravens to a Super Bowl win.

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