The Bet: Russell Wilson Wins MVP (+800)
It’s time. The man owns the second-best passer rating of all-time. When a game is close late in the fourth quarter, you know Russell Wilson will win the thing. We pretend, for the past couple of years, that the Seahawks have a great defense to complement Wilson. Nope. They used to, but the Legion of Boom is dead.
Wilson has received nary a single MVP vote in his eight-year career. Voters have some makeup work to do. He wins the award in 2020.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bet: Win the NFC Championship (+800)
Alas, Tom Brady has artillery aplenty for the first time since Randy Moss played in Boston. When that happened, Moss only set the single-season record for receiving touchdowns.
Now, Brady has two scaled-back versions of Moss in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Head coach Bruce Arians is due to bust through to a conference championship, and the Buccaneers run defense in 2019 was secretly wonderful.
Tampa Bay wins the NFC and hosts Super Bowl LV.
The Bet: Win the AFC South (+170)
Mike Vrabel’s team is not a fluke. They have a running back that maintains a time-of-possession advantage for the team. A.J. Brown had a tremendous rookie showing. And, Vrabel will ensure the defense is top-notch.
Tennesse fights off the Texans and Colts and wins the division.
Washington Football Team
The Bet: Under 5.5 wins (-130)
Whether it’s Alex Smith or Dwayne Haskins, the Redskins will look more efficient on the field in their anonymous uniforms. That’s because Ron Rivera is in charge. However, the Football Team still doesn’t have enough talent to surpass six wins.
No matter what, Washington will play Dallas, Philadelphia, and the New York Giants six times. At best, they make it out of that with a 2-4 record.
Rivera will transform this team in time — just not yet.