The San Francisco 49ers will be in a period of transition despite falling one game short of their second Super Bowl appearance in three seasons.
Jimmy Garoppolo will likely play for another team and his performance during the 2021 playoffs had the Niners’ top brass convinced that a trade is imminent.
Once that happens, Trey Lance will be the team’s next starting quarterback even before training camp for next season starts.
The former North Dakota State standout showed promise in his occasional appearances for the 49ers.
He played in six games and finished with 603 yards, five passing touchdowns, and a rushing score.
However, his performances were not enough to gauge if he will be the team’s franchise quarterback for the next decade.
That’s why it’s interesting that he’s getting a wave of wagers to win Most Valuable Player in 2022.
+20000 ➡️ +7500
Trey Lance is the most popular bet player for 2022 NFL MVP with 37% of tickets and 53% of dollars wagered 👀🏆
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) February 16, 2022
The Action Network tweeted that as per Caesars Sportsbook, Lance’s odds to win MVP jumped from +20000 to +7500.
He became the most popular bet, getting 37 percent of the tickets and 53 percent of the money wagered.
As always, those who gamble in sports always look for bets that will provide a massive payday.
Perhaps they felt that Lance’s versatility will be on extended display after Garoppolo gets traded.
A Long-Shot Wager
Lance is a good fit for the 49ers because he can be a pseudo-running back for head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Imagine how flexible their offense will be with him and Deebo Samuel.
However, it’s tough to see him winning MVP next season.
There’s still Aaron Rodgers who will be gunning for his fifth MVP wherever he ends up playing.
Mahomes, Allen, and Joe Burrow are also favorites to win.
But crazier things have happened in the NFL and Lance winning the award will bring Caesars a massive loss.