Chicago Bears see Super Bowl Odds drift after Andy Dalton signing
Andy Dalton spent last season with the Dallas Cowboys before inking a one-year deal in Chicago
13:09 Thursday 15th April 2021 - 3 minute read
With free agency officially having started, odds across the NFL will be fluctuating rapidly between now and the draft.
From divisional prices, to conference and super bowl, significant free agent signings have the ability to swing the line and improve a team’s odds.
However, it’s not often that a team’s odds get worse after a signing. But exactly that happened.
It was reported earlier in the week that the Seahawks were not interested in moving Russell Wilson.
With that news, the Bears hit the quarterback market. Outside of the quarterback they chose not to re-sign that shall not be named so we don’t trigger Bears fans. Who they came away with however surely isn’t what the fan base had in mind.
On March 16, the Chicago Bears inked former Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton to a 1-year, $10 million deal.
Dalton was average at best toward the end of his tenure with the Bengals and didn’t seem to impress in his stint with Dallas last season. But apparently it was enough for Matt Nagy and co. to sign him. However, he might not actually be an upgrade from what they had.
Las Vegas doesn’t think so either, as the Chicago’s odds went from +4000 to +5000 according to at William Hill Sportsbook.
Because of all of those rumors surrounding the two franchise quarterbacks and the potential for the Bears to make a move for one of them, fans of the team got their hopes up significantly.
The Bears didn’t have many other options, as the best quarterbacks on the market like Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jacoby Brissett and Jameis Winston have all signed.
Surely the Bears will keep checking in with Seattle throughout the rest of the off-season leading up to the NFL Draft. The same goes for the Texans and Watson.
This quarterback class is loaded and there is still a chance that one of the top quarterbacks slide and Chicago still comes away with someone like Trey Lance or Mac Jones if he falls.
It’s also come out that the Bears are looking to move wide receiver Anthony Miller. It remains to be seen what exactly they’re asking for the former Memphis prospect, but anything they get from trading off any of their players for draft capitol is almost surely to be able to put into a trade offer for a franchise quarterback.
Bringing back Mitchell Trubisky was an option before he moved on to Buffalo where he'll back up Josh Allen.