Good morning, Broncos Country!
The wait is finally over.
The next time the Denver Broncos take the field, Russell Wilson will start at quarterback.
It’s finally going to be real.
The last time this franchise had a quarterback of this level on the roster it won Super Bowl 50. It’s been a minute.
As noted multiple times since the trade with the Seattle Seahawks went down, there’s excitement and enthusiasm back in Broncos Country.
That also means a betting frenzy for this team like we haven’t seen; especially since the launch of legal Colorado sports betting in May 2020.
On the new Broncos Odds & End(zones) podcast, Adam Malnati and I went through some of our favorite bets.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned one of my favorite bets, Pat Surtain II to win Defensive Player of the Year. At DraftKings Sportsbook, he still sits at +10,000 (really, really good value).
The other one I like is Wilson winning MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. Wilson currently sits at +1,400 and +5,000, respectively. As Andrew Mason pointed out, in four of the last nine seasons, a quarterback who won NFL MVP also won Offensive Player of the Year. The last quarterback to do it was Patrick Mahomes in 2019.
This may be asking a lot for a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in six years.
But for six years, we’ve said and heard that Denver is a QB away. Well, it finally has that QB.
And if the Broncos have the type of season they’re capable of, in this stacked division, all of those have a likelihood of happening.
Even if you don’t bet on the Broncos or the NFL, this season will be incredibly exciting.
The new era of Denver football is almost here.
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