Four years ago, Cam Newton led his team to a Super Bowl appearance. Two years later, Carson Wentz helped deliver Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title. Now it seems both men will be looking for new places to play in 2021 - and bettors can take a stab as to where each will land.
Newton won an NFL MVP at the peak of his nine-year run in Carolina, but his first year as a New England Patriot didn't go as planned. Brought in to fill the sizeable void left by Tom Brady's departure, Newton struggled with the Pats, accounting for 20 touchdowns while throwing 10 interceptions for a team that went 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Newton had signed a one-year deal, and the expectation is that he'll play elsewhere in 2021.
Oddsmakers at PointsBet Sportsbook have released odds on Newton's next stop, with the Baltimore Ravens leading the way. There he could potentially pair with another former MVP with a similar playing style, Lamar Jackson. Two teams currently without head coaches, the Chargers and Jaguars, are next on the odds list, while a fresh start with Wentz's current team isn't out of the question.
Next team Cam Newton will play a snap for (via PointsBet)
+300: Baltimore Ravens
+400: Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars
+550: Las Vegas Raiders
+650: Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos
+750: Atlanta Falcons
+800: New York Jets
+1000: San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams
As for Wentz, reports indicate that the former No. 2 pick wants out of Philadelphia just 18 months after signing a 4-year, $128 million extension with the team. Wentz played only 12 games this year for the Eagles but still led the league in sacks taken (50) and tied for the league high in interceptions (15) on a team that ultimately went 4-11-1. The Eagles picked up quarterback Jalen Hurts in last year's draft and benched Wentz in favor of the rookie for the team's final four games. While team execs haven't committed to cutting ties with Wentz, there are two possible destinations that stick out to oddsmakers for a possible trade: the Colts, who made the playoffs in their first year with Philip Rivers at the helm, and the Bears, who are facing similar quarterback questions surrounding a former No. 2 overall pick of their own, Mitchell Trubisky.
Next team Carson Wentz will play a snap for (via PointsBet)
+155: Indianapolis Colts
+200: Chicago Bears
+550: New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers
+700: Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Washington Football Team
+1000: Pittsburgh Steelers
There is also a market to see who will fill the various head coaching vacancies in the NFL. Odds are posted on five of the six teams currently searching for a new coach, with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh (-200 to Detroit) the only candidate with odds better than even money. While several top names are in the mix for multiple positions, other betting favorites include Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy to the Falcons, Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady to the Texans and Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to the Jets.
Odds on NFL head coaching vacancies (via PointsBet)
New York Jets: Brian Daboll (+300), Arthur Smith (+450), Dan Mullen (+500), Matt Eberflus (+550)
Los Angeles Chargers: Joe Brady (+300), Brian Daboll (+300), Eric Bieniemy (+450), Josh McDaniels (+600)
Houston Texans: Joe Brady (+250), Matt Eberflus (+300), Eric Bieniemy (+350), Brian Daboll (+500)
Atlanta Falcons: Eric Bieniemy (+200), Raheem Morris (+350), Brandon Staley (+450), Todd Bowles (+500)
Detroit Lions: Robert Saleh (-200), Eric Bieniemy (+300), Marvin Lewis (+800), Arthur Smith (+1000)
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