Three of the Best Signings this NFL Sportsbook OffseasonPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
The fantastic NBA finale sportsbook player witnessed this past Monday brought images of the historic Super Bowl we witnessed this past season. Seeing LeBron James facing such overwhelming odds instantly brought bettors back to that 28-3 deficit that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were facing in last season’s Super Bowl.
Even though the NBA delivered a brilliant finish, it also brought with it some melancholic news: the end of the NBA betting season. However, when one door closes another opens. We’re still a ways off from NFL sports odds and lines filling our mind, with the preseason being a couple of months away. However, with the NBA and NHL seasons coming to a close, now is the perfect time to look at the changes that have been happening around the league. Specifically, which teams have been making the best offseason moves?
Sportsbooks Rank Offseason Signings
No. 1 – Texans Lose the Extra Weight
Without a doubt, the single, irreproachable, greatest signing we’ve seen this offseason – and perhaps even NFL history, was the move that freed the Houston Texans from very large debt.
The Texans had been flirting with Super Bowl contention for a couple of years, and the success-hungry franchise decided to snag up Brock Osweiler, at whatever cost. Osweiler hadn’t really proven himself and when that opportunity did rear its head, Osweiler let his true colors be shown.
The Texans ended up making the playoffs, but sports betting sites agree it wasn’t because of anything Osweiler did. Rather, a strong defense and a tremendous running game led the way to the postseason. In fact, Osweiler got benched towards the end of the season and only got to see snaps in the playoffs because his replacement got injured.
The lack of results left Houston holding a rather large bill. However, the Texans displayed some finesse by steering themselves out of the precarious situation. Houston accomplished this by trading him to the Browns. Cleveland received a second-round pick for compensation, and the Texans relieved themselves of a heavy financial burden.
At the time, it was speculated that Tony Romo would be Houston’s replacement. But when Romo announced that he was interested in other ventures, and the Texans drafted Deshaun Watson, the situation became abundantly clear.
No. 2 – Browns Finally Pass on a QB
The NFL sports lines and odds know very well that Cleveland has a seemingly endless problem at the quarterback position. Year after year, draft after draft, free agent signing after signing, the Browns never seem to find their starter.
This year, the franchise finally decided to break their luck with 1st round quarterbacks by ignoring them completely. Instead of going after Deshaun Watson or Mitch Trubisky, the Browns calmly and intelligently called upon Myles Garrett.
Garrett is unquestionably the greatest defender available in this year’s draft, and the Browns’ willingness to choose a different path reflects the club’s decision for a serious change. After all the woes Cleveland has suffered in the sports world; Indians blowing a 3-1 lead and the Cavs loss in the NBA Finals, the city could really use a pick-me-up.
No. 3 – Packers Sign Martellus Bennett
Fresh of a Super Bowl win with the Patriots, Martellus Bennett has a very good chance of winning back-to-back rings. The Packers were one game away from competing for the Vince Lombardi trophy, and there’s no doubt that Bennett’s offensive prowess will make a significant impact for Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers is widely considered to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league. However, even Rodgers needs a little help. Specifically, Green Bay’s quarterback’s numbers are much better when there is a big tight end on the field to help him out. Enter Martellus Bennett, one of the best receiving tight ends in the league. Look for NFL betting sites to favor the Pack heavily this season.