Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl odds shorten with Carson Wentz

By Field Level Media
Sep 23, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) during the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts are a more legitimate contender with Carson Wentz under center next season, at least in the eyes of oddsmakers.

Indianapolis reportedly agreed to acquire Wentz from Philadelphia on Thursday, which will reunite him with former Eagles offensive coordinator and current Colts head coach Frank Reich. Although the deal cannot be made official until the start of the 2021 NFL league year on March 17, the Colts’ Super Bowl LVI odds have shortened from +2900 to +2600 at FanDuel and from +2500 to +2000 at SportsBetting.com.

The Colts are now +1300 to win the AFC Championship at FanDuel, behind Kansas City (+250), Buffalo (+500), Baltimore (+650) and Cleveland (+1200). With Wentz, Indianapolis is now +110 behind Tennessee (+105) to win the AFC South next season.

SportsBetting.com installed the Colts as the +150 favorite last month to land Wentz amid speculation the Eagles were peddling their former No. 2 overall pick. The Colts were followed by the Chicago Bears (+200) and New England Patriots (+500).

Indianapolis was considered a likely potential destination for Wentz after the retirement of Philip Rivers, who led the Colts to a wild-card spot in his lone season with the team. With Jacoby Brissett also a pending free agent, 2020 fourth-round pick Jacob Eason has been the Colts’ only quarterback under contract.

Wentz, 28, signed a four-year, $128 million extension with the Eagles in June 2019. He struggled last season and was eventually benched by Doug Pederson, who made Wentz inactive in Week 17.

Super Bowl LVI Odds (FanDuel):
Kansas City Chiefs: +500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +950
Buffalo Bills: +1100
Green Bay Packers: +1100
Los Angeles Rams: +1300
San Francisco 49ers: +1400
Baltimore Ravens: +1400
New Orleans Saints: +1600
Seattle Seahawks: +2000
Cleveland Browns: +2200
Indianapolis Colts: +2600
Tennessee Titans: +2700
Dallas Cowboys: +2800
Miami Dolphins: +2800
Los Angeles Chargers: +3100
Pittsburgh Steelers: +3100
New England Patriots: +4000
Arizona Cardinals: +4400
Minnesota Vikings: +4400
Carolina Panthers: +5000
Las Vegas Raiders: +5000
Philadelphia Eagles: +5000
Atlanta Falcons: +6000
Chicago Bears: +6000
New York Jets: +6500
Houston Texans: +7000
New York Giants: +7000
Washington Football Team: +7000
Cincinnati Bengals: +8000
Denver Broncos: +8000
Jacksonville Jaguars: +8000
Detroit Lions: +12000

–Field Level Media

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