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2021 NFL Futures Betting | A Closer Look at the Best Options

2021 NFL Futures Betting | A Closer Look at the Best Options

by Aaron AboodiJune 9, 2021

Bettors look to profit big when placing bets on the upcoming 2021 NFL futures. While it’s too early to start looking at individual games, Vegas has released the odds for a variety of types of future bets ranging from Super Bowl 56 odds to regular-season MVP. Let’s take a look at some of the potential future opportunities a sports gambler may want to get themselves involved in.

2021 NFL Futures | Super Bowl 56 Odds

  • Kansas City Chiefs (+450)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+700)
  • Baltimore Ravens (+1200)
  • Buffalo Bills (+1200)
  • Los Angeles Rams (+1200)
  • San Francisco 49ers (+1400)
  • Cleveland Browns (+1600)

Analyzing the list of potential favorites to win the Super Bowl, there are two teams that stick out to me. First, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers having just won a Super Bowl are a threat to everyone else in the league. Getting to the playoffs is the key to their season as they have one of the most reliable quarterbacks in Tom Brady.

The second team that jumps out at (+1200) is the Los Angeles Rams. Consistently putting on an incredible display of defense, the Rams looked to provide a boost in their offense this offseason by acquiring superstar quarterback Matthew Stafford. With a new look on the offensive side, no one is aware of how the chemistry will work. The Rams present a fine opportunity to cash out big this upcoming season.

AFC Championship Winner Odds

  • Kansas City Chiefs (+210)
  • Buffalo Bills (+625)
  • Baltimore Ravens (+625)
  • Cleveland Browns (+825)
  • Indianapolis Colts (+1100)

Notice the massive dropoff in the odds from the Chiefs to the Bills and Ravens. While an underdog line is attached to the Chiefs for their AFC Championship odds, they are undeniably the leading favorite and the most reliable team to throw your money on. The unguardable trio of Mahomes, Kelce, and Hill has proven to be too much for defenses around the league.

NFC Championship Winner Odds

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+280)
  • Los Angeles Rams (+525)
  • San Francisco 49ers (+600)
  • Green Bay Packers (+800)
  • Dallas Cowboys (+1100)

I have really high thoughts on the Los Angeles Rams this upcoming season so it’s hard for me to ignore their potential of capturing the NFC Championship.

Look at what Sean McVay successfully accomplished in his time with a mediocre quarterback, Jared Goff. His playbook opens up many more options with the deep ball Stafford can launch. Look for the Rams to make some noise in the NFC this season.

NFL Win Totals Betting Odds

Let’s look at some of the teams on the lower end of the spectrum and the amount of regular-season wins that are expected out of them.

  • Carolina Panthers (7.5)
  • Atlanta Falcons (7)
  • New York Giants (7)
  • Chicago Bears (7)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (6.5)

If you’re looking for sneaky 2021 NFL futures, then betting on over 7.5 wins for the Carolina Panthers this season isn’t the worst call. It’s the classic New York story where the Jets drafted a top prospect in Darnold and the results weren’t showing leading to him being traded to the Panthers. With a familiar face beside him with Robby Anderson, perhaps the Panthers will serve as a great fit for the young quarterback.

2021 NFL MVP Odds

  • Patrick Mahomes (+450)
  • Aaron Rodgers (+900)
  • Josh Allen (+1000)
  • Tom Brady (+1400)
  • Matthew Stafford (+1600)

If Mahomes stays healthy for the duration of the season, then naturally his talent will earn him the MVP Award. However, if there’s anything we learned from last season it’s that Josh Allen has the potential to be one of the all-time greats.

His capability to run up the field, launch the deep ball, find the open receiver, and take a hit, are just a few of the many unique abilities that Allen possesses and can support his claim to the 2021-22 NFL MVP Award.

2021 NFL Rookie of the Year Odds

  • Trevor Lawrence (+300)
  • Trey Lance (+600)
  • Justin Fields (+700)
  • Zach Wilson (+800)
  • Najee Harris (+800)

Stay with the simple, easy pick of placing a wager on the Jaguars’ future of their franchise, Trevor Lawrence. The Clemson Tigers have been breeding Lawrence into an NFL quarterback ever since he stepped foot on their campus.

He separated himself as the clear #1 draft selection, and I only expect for him to distance himself even further from the rest of his draft class this season when he puts on a display of raw talent time and time again.

Place your bets before it’s too late. September will be upon us in no time. Bet big, win bigger.

Good Luck!

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About The Author
Aaron Aboodi
Born in Scarsdale, New York -- he grew up a big Rangers, Yankees, Giants, and Knicks fan. Confident in his knowledge of all sports, but considers himself an expert in the NHL, MLB and NFL. He participated in varsity hockey and golf throughout his four years of high school. Currently enrolled at the University of Miami.