It appears that Vegas may know something about the Aaron Rodgers-Packers situation that others don’t.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Bill Huber multiple sportsbooks are bracing for Aaron Rodgers’ imminent retirement months after it was initially reported that he was discontent with the team.
Sometimes, Las Vegas knows.
Spurred by a Twitter DM from one sportsbook …https://t.co/nKTsQiQFpc
— Bill Huber (@BillHuberSI) July 23, 2021
Because of the importance of the reigning NFL MVP, Westgate SuperBook recently closed all its NFC North markets, including projected wins, playoff odds, divisional odds and weekly lines for the four division teams, one oddsmaker at the sportsbook said via a Twitter direct message.
Two other sportsbooks contacted after that initial message said the expectation is Rodgers is going to announce his retirement sometime before the first practice on Wednesday. In response, one of those sportsbooks pushed out its prices on the Packers to win the NFC North and shortened the odds for the other teams. It also shortened the odds of Patrick Mahomes winning NFL MVP.
Darren Rovell followed up Huber’s report that BetMGM, a major sportsbook in the US, decided to pull several of their Packers odds from their boards.
BetMGM has now pulled some of its Packers odds off the board… https://t.co/3JTNQnQ5OM
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 24, 2021
Update: Huber says another sportsbook made the Packers underdogs in the NFC north amid the Rodgers’ rumors.
I've updated this story. One sportsbook just posted updated NFC North odds. The Packers are not favored. For what it's worth, in the gambling community (and they have a few bucks at stake), momentum is building toward Rodgers not being with the #Packers. https://t.co/nKTsQiQFpc
— Bill Huber (@BillHuberSI) July 24, 2021
It seems like Vegas is being overly cautious considering Packers superstar wide receiver DaVante Adams is having issues with the team amid contract extension talks.