How Does JJ Watt Signing Affect Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl Odds

We look at the Cardinals Super Bowl odds after it was announced that JJ Watt would be playing in Arizona next season
Kyle Newman |
Tue, March 2, 4:41 AM EST | 4 min read
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Monday afternoon, JJ Watt announced via Twitter that he’s signing with the Arizona Cardinals. Multiple news sources have since confirmed the signing and reported that Watt is signing a two-year $31 million deal.

 

The Cardinals are currently given +4000 odds to win the Super Bowl, and come down from +4400 with the Watt signing. Watt provides the Cardinals with a legitimate pass rusher across from Chandler Jones, which could provide a major boost to their defense.

However, the Cardinals are leaving themselves little room to do much else this offseason. As things stand, the Cardinals will need to make about four million dollars in cap room to sign Watt. Not to mention they’ll need about $10 million in cap room to sign their draft class. That doesn’t leave a lot of room to fill out the rest of their roster.

It wouldn’t be a shock to see the Cardinals make the playoffs, they just missed in 2020, and once there anything can happen. Still, it’s hard to see this move having a major effect on the Cardinals’ Super Bowl Odds. Sure, it raises the team’s ceiling on paper, but the Cardinals are going to lack quality depth.

Star power is always alluring, but it’s not always the best indicator of the betting market.

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