If Tom Brady can lead the Buccaneers to a win in Super Bowl LV, he is not going to be a popular guy at Las Vegas sportsbooks.
Tom Brady is living the kind of life we would all like to lead. He has made a small fortune playing a game for the last two decades. The man is married to a beautiful woman that adores him and has made an even bigger fortune than him as a model. To top it off, he has three adorable kids.
Who would not want that life?
Yeah, sure, from the outside looking in, everything looks great. But depending on how the 2020 NFL season plays out, something terrible could happen.
The man might not be welcome in Vegas.
Tom Brady is not a degenerate gambler or anything terrible like that. But if he manages to lead his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to glory in Super Bowl LV, sportsbooks in Las Vegas and around the country will hate him.
It appears that after saying he was washed-up, in decline, past his prime, a system quarterback, too old, and so many other not-so-nice things, people seem to think he can win the Super Bowl.
According to ESPN’s David Purdum, many sportsbooks are seeing more bets on Brady’s new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to win the Super Bowl than any other team. You would think the Kansas City Chiefs, the betting favorite, would be leading the pack, but that has not been the case.
At DraftKings, twice as much money has been put on the Bucs than the Chiefs. In comparison to every other team, its more like three times as much.
FanDuel is hoping the Buccaneers don’t win the Super Bowl, either:
For the non-gamblers, that means books will lose a ton of money should Brady and the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl. If that happens, it is probably safe to say sportsbooks will not be thrilled to see him walk through the door.
Skeptics will say no, he’s lost his magic touch. But fans of Brady will point to stats that say he has been just fine in recent years. But the skeptics will point to other statistics that paint a much darker picture.
What we do know, however, is that Brady is going to have the best group of wide receivers he has ever had this season. Since their quarterback is not going to throw 30 interceptions this year, the defensive will not have to work so hard (and hopefully play better). If the offensive line can keep defenses from pounding on Brady, there is a chance he could work some magic and get Tampa Bay to the Super Bowl.
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