Odds to Win 2019 NFL Divisions
With the National Football League offseason unofficially officially over the SuperBook of Las Vegas has opened NFL Futures on professional football divisions. And in what shouldn’t be a surprise with the signings and trades the Cleveland Browns (7-5) check in as the favorites to win the American Football Conference North.
Flashback to the holiday season in the final regular season game of the 2018 season and the Browns were 7-7-1. Their Week 17 contest against the Baltimore Ravens offered the coaching staff, players and franchise a chance to secure a winning record for the first time in 11 years.
A Dawg Pound victory over Baltimore would have been the team’s eighth of the season. As a result a 8-7-1 overall campaign.
Browns general manager John Dorsey kicked the free-agent and trade portion of the 2019 ball through the uprights this past week. His first trade-deadline acquisition was the buzz of Twitter. Dorsey has been the face of the team’s offseason and with a cooler filled with draft picks and a helmet full of cash the franchise is in position to have their first winning season in over a decade.
The Browns GM engineered a blockbuster trade with the Giants to land Odell Beckham, Jr. and Olivier Vernon. The front office added Sheldon Richardson to bolster the defensive line. And it is safe to state that Dorsey and the Browns aren’t done yet.
What a difference a capable GM can make
Browns offensive skilled players entering the 2017 season
QB: Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler, Kevin Hogan
RB: Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson
WR: Corey Coleman, Kenny Britt, Rashard Higgins, Louis Ricardo
TE: Gary Barnidge, Randall Telfer
Browns offensive skilled players entering the 2019 season
QB: Baker Mayfield
RB: Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Duke Johnson
WR: Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway, Rashard Higgins
TE: David Njoku, Demetrius Harris
Westgate of Las Vegas opening Odds to Win 2019 NFL Divisions:
Odds to Win 2019 NFL Divisions: Browns 7-5