Matthew Stafford Trade Makes Rams A Top 3 Favorite At DraftKings To Win Next Year’s Super Bowl

Written By Matt Burke on January 31, 2021
Matthew Stafford trade Rams Lions Super Bowl odds futures

The Los Angeles Rams are once again going all-in to try and claim a Super Bowl title.

LA is going to cough up two first round draft picks and a third round pick to land veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford in a trade with the Detroit Lions, according to multiple reports.

The Rams immediately become a top 3 favorite to win it all in 2021-22 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Next year’s Super Bowl will be played in the Rams’ new home, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

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Rams, Lions odds go in opposite directions

Detroit and the Rams were already on opposite ends of the Super Bowl LVI odds table at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the Lions +7500 (third highest) and the Rams +2000 on Jan. 27.

The Lions, who will receive QB Jared Goff in the trade, are now tied with the Houston Texans for having the highest odds to win it all next year at +10000 at DK.

Conversely, the Rams are now +1100 at DraftKings – giving them the third lowest odds (tied with the Bucs). Only the Kansas City Chiefs (+575) and Green Bay Packers (+900) have lower 2021-22 odds. The Rams leapfrogged the New Orleans Saints (+1700), San Francisco 49ers (+1400), Baltimore Ravens (+1200) and Buffalo Bills (+1200) thanks to their pending acquisition of Stafford.

Super Bowl LVI futures

Here are Super Bowl futures from DraftKings and PointsBet following the Stafford trade.

Super Bowl 2022 Odds

Kansas City Chiefs
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+550
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+490
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+600
Green Bay Packers
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+900
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+1100
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+900
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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+900
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+950
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+1200
Baltimore Ravens
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+1200
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+1400
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+1200
Buffalo Bills
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+1200
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+1100
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+1200
LA Rams
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+1200
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+1200
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+1400
San Francisco 49ers
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+1400
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+1300
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+1500
New Orleans Saints
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+1700
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+1900
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+1600
Cleveland Browns
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+2200
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+2200
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+2200
Seattle Seahawks
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+2200
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+2000
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+2000
Miami Dolphins
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+2500
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+2800
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+2500
Indianapolis Colts
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+2800
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+2900
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+2500
LA Chargers
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+2800
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+3100
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+3000
Tennessee Titans
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+2800
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+2700
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+2500
Dallas Cowboys
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+3000
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+3300
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+2500
New England Patriots
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+3000
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+3700
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+3000
Pittsburgh Steelers
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+3000
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+3100
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+3000
Minnesota Vikings
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+4000
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+4400
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+3000
Carolina Panthers
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+4500
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+5000
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+6000
Arizona Cardinals
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+5000
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+4100
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+4500
Atlanta Falcons
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+5000
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+5000
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+6000
Chicago Bears
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+5000
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+6000
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+5000
Las Vegas Raiders
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+5000
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+5000
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+5500
Philadelphia Eagles
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+5000
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+5000
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+5000
Denver Broncos
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+6000
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+8000
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+6000
Washington Football Team
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+6000
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+8000
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+6000
Cincinnati Bengals
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+6600
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+8000
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+7500
New York Giants
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+6600
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+7000
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+6600
New York Jets
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+6600
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+6500
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+8500
Jacksonville Jaguars
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+8000
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+8000
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+10000
Houston Texans
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+10000
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+7000
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+8000
Detroit Lions
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+10000
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+12000
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+8000

An MVP looming for Stafford?

MVP futures for next season are not yet posted at major US sportsbooks, but expect Stafford to be a top 10 favorite to win the award now that he will have Sean McVay guiding him.

Stafford was around +4400 to win MVP at FanDuel Sportsbook last summer. By comparison, 2020 favorites like Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson had odds ranging from +380 to +600.

Stafford was listed by ESPN.com last August as the “top longshot” to win the 2020 NFL MVP award. He finished the 2020 regular season 12th in the league in passing yards (4,084) and 12th in passing TDs (26), never truly entering the MVP conversation due to the Lions overall futility.

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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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