- The Seahawks have signed veteran receiver Brandon Marshall to a one-year deal
- The 34-year-old WR has averaged 47.1 receiving yards per game over the last two seasons and only caught three TDs
- How does this affect Seattle’s odds to win Super Bowl 53?
Through his Instagram account, Brandon Marshall revealed that he was signing with the Seattle Seahawks for the 2018 NFL season. The deal is reportedly for one year and carries a max value of $2 million.
Marshall’s 2017 with the New York Giants was cut short due to a season-ending ankle injury suffered in Week 5. However, he was hardly a factor in the five games he was able to play and has not been a difference-maker since his 2015 Pro Bowl campaign.
In the past two seasons, Marshall has averaged 47.1 receiving yards per game and only hauled in three touchdowns – none last season.
|Year||Age||Games Played||Targets||Receptions||Receiving Yards||Receiving TDs|
*Led the league in receiving TDs in 2015
Now headed to Seattle, the 34-year-old is expected to provide a stable presence opposite Doug Baldwin on the outside.
Before signing Marshall, the Seahawks receiving corps beyond Baldwin and Tyler Lockett had combined for ten seasons in the NFL and just 113 career receptions – five of those seasons and 86 receptions belong to oft-injured Jaron Brown.
However, the addition of the big-bodied receiver isn’t changing the public’s perception on the 2018 Seahawks and their odds of winning Super Bowl 53.
Online sports betting sites clearly weren’t that pessimistic about Seattle when they opened them at an average of +2200 to win Super Bowl 53. But the Seahawks responded by releasing Richard Sherman and trading Michael Bennett.
Throw in Earl Thomas and Cam Chancellor’s respective futures being up in the air, plus the fact that they refuse to build an offensive line in front of Russell Wilson, and that explains why they plummeted to +4700 to win Super Bowl 53 on May 24th.
[Seattle’s] average odds to win Super Bowl 53 still sit at a very uninspiring +4600
Unfortunately, neither the sportsbooks or the public believe Brandon Marshall turns the Seahawks back into contenders, as their average odds to win Super Bowl 53 still sit at a very uninspiring +4600 today.
After winning the NFC West in three of the last five seasons and being considered top Super Bowl contenders for the last half-decade, Seattle now finds itself among the cellar-dwellers of the NFC.
But if you feel your money is better spent on a real contender, here’s the top five at Bovada and BetOnline:
|Team||Odds to win Super Bowl 53 at Bovada||Odds to win Super Bowl 53 at BetOnline|
|New England Patriots||+600||+600|
|Los Angeles Rams||+900||+1200|
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