Eagles' Super Bowl 57, NFC Title Odds Jump After A.J. Brown Trade

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVApril 29, 2022

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JANUARY 22: Wide receiver A.J. Brown #11 of the Tennessee Titans celebrates after catching a second quarter pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Nissan Stadium on January 22, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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What a Thursday it was for the Philadelphia Eagles.

First, they bolstered their defense by selecting Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis with the No. 13 overall pick of the 2022 NFL draft. Then, they unleashed a blockbuster move on the NFL when they announced they traded the Nos. 18 and 101 picks of the draft to the Tennessee Titans for wide receiver A.J. Brown.

Their championship odds reacted accordingly:

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Big shift in the odds for the Eagles after their trade <a href="https://twitter.com/DKSportsbook?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DKSportsbook</a> 👀<br><br>Super Bowl: +4500 --&gt; +3500 <br>NFC Winner: +2200 --&gt; +1800<br>NFC East Winner: +300 --&gt; +275<br><br>Are you taking any of these? <a href="https://t.co/yiXXrnfjjl">pic.twitter.com/yiXXrnfjjl</a>

While Davis, who was a key piece of a national champion Georgia team, is a solid addition to the defense, Brown was the headliner.

The 2020 Pro Bowler is just 24 years old and coming off a 2021 season that saw him tally 63 catches for 869 yards and five touchdowns. He figures to remain in his prime for years to come, which is more good news for the Eagles considering NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported he agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension.

If Philadelphia continues making moves like it did Thursday as the draft continues, those championship odds may change once again.