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Updated 2020 Super Bowl odds have only four teams favored ahead of the Eagles

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PLUS: Two Philly options in Rookie of the Year odds.

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Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is over, BetOnline put out updated 2020 Super Bowl odds for all 32 teams. The Philadelphia Eagles are among the squads who saw their odds shorten:

As you can see, only four teams have shorter odds than the Eagles: the Patriots, Rams, Chiefs, and Rams. Then the Eagles are tied for fifth with the Browns (!) and Chargers.

The Eagles have improved from 20/1 to 14/1 since the end of the 2019 Super Bowl. I previously wrote I felt like the odds were sleeping on Philly’s chances; a $10 bet to win $200 sounded tempting. Now you can only win $140 if you put down $10.

That still might be a worthwhile bet. Again, the Eagles potentially have one of the best quarterback and head coach combinations in the NFL. Between free agency and this year’s draft, Howie Roseman has done a good job of adding weapons for Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson to work with. A healthy Wentz could have the Eagles back among the NFL’s elite in 2019. We don’t know if the high ceiling will be reached but we do know it exists.

Elsewhere in the NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys improved to 25/1, the New York Giants improved to 50/1, and Washington dropped to 100/1. Bless anyone who is wasting their money on the G-Men. Washington’s probably not going to win the Super Bowl as long as Dan Snyder is around but at least their chances potentially got better with Dwayne Haskins in the fold. His upside is more inspiring than what Case Keenum and Colt McCoy offer.

Speaking of Haskins, BetOnline also unveiled some 2019 Offensive Rookie of the Year odds. He checks in with the second shortest odds. More interestingly to us here at BGN, two Eagles players made the list:

I sure wouldn’t bet on JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Nothing against him or his talent, but I just don’t see him having a huge rule in this offense as a rookie. Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz, and Dallas Goedert all figure to draw more targets in 2019.

Miles Sanders at 20/1 is the more intriguing bet of the Eagles’ two rookies The presence of Jordan Howard could limit his opportunities but there might be a scenario where Sanders looks so awesome that the Eagles make him a huge part of their offense. I don’t think it’s the most likely outcome but you could go for it if you’re feeling risky.

So, do you find any of these odds enticing? What are you betting on?