A tweet by Max Meyer of Caesars sports book seems to show bettors like backing long shots because, well, what’s the fun in betting on the favorite (besides the increased likelihood of cashing in, that is)?
TREY LANCE/49ERS ODDS FOR 2022 SEASON (at FOX Bet) *
Lance started two games and played in six during his rookie season. He was 41-for-71 passing (57.7 %) for 603 yards, five touchdown passes, two interceptions and a 97.3 passer rating. Lance had 38 carries for 168 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and one TD.
“I get why bettors are backing Trey Lance to win NFL MVP, I just wasn’t expecting quite at this level,” Meyer said. “For Lance to have nearly three times the MVP handle as Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers combined, that is pretty stunning.”
The 49ers paid a steep price to select Lance with the No. 3 pick in 2021.
To draft Lance, San Francisco traded four draft picks – including the No. 12 pick in 2021, which the Dallas Cowboys used to select linebacker Micah Parsons, who went on to get voted All-Pro and Defensive Rookie of the Year.
“When we opened his MVP odds up at 200/1, it was for the projected starting quarterback for a team with top 10 Super Bowl odds and a double-digit regular season win total,” Meyer said. “He has a brilliant offensive mind in head coach Kyle Shanahan along with a couple top-notch weapons in Deebo Samuel and George Kittle.
“So he’s certainly set up for success, and he was a very exciting prospect coming out of North Dakota State. You also don’t really see 200/1 MVP odds for a quarterback anymore, let alone a quarterback on a good team. His price is now down to 50/1; however bettors are still lining up to take Lance.”
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