AFC South Odds & Betting Picks
The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans are afterthoughts in what may be the only genuine two-team race in the NFL. Carson Wentz is the new signal-caller in Indy with Tennessee only a small tick behind them in their opening odds.
Could be a fun one this.
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Defending Champion: Tennessee Titans (11-5)
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We'll start our quick AFC South overview with the bottom-feeding Houston Texans who still - at the time of writing - have DeShaun Watson under contract but don't expect him to play a single snap for the franchise this season. He's made it clear he wants out and if he isn't traded then don't be surprised if he sits out the 2021 season. Tyrod Taylor has been signed and looks likely to play the position this season. David Culley is the new Head Coach in Houston and he does not have an easy job.
Another bottom feeder is the Jacksonville Jaguars who won just one game in the 2020 season. They've made the big move in the off-season by hiring Urban Meyer to be the new Head Coach. One of the greatest College coaches of all time has a big job in north Florida and he's likely to be doing it with Trevor Lawrence, who they are expected to take with the number one overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. They've spent big in Free Agency with the likes of Shaquill Griffin and Marvin Jones Jr. being two of the bigger names.
It was the Tennessee Titans who took out the AFC South title last year and they've spent big by attracting Bud Dupree down from Pittsburgh in their biggest move to date. They are a short price to take out the division this season and I'm just a touch skeptical. Betting against Derrick Henry though over the course of the season is not something I want to do.
Indy also had an 11-5 record a year ago and they go into 2021 looking at the reclamation project of Carson Wentz to lead them going forward. Philip Rivers' retirement had led them to get yet another QB and the jury is very much still out on whether he can be an above-average player at the position long-term.