The Tennessee Titans have solidified their highly-anticipated trade deal with the Atlanta Falcons to secure wide receiver Julio Jones.
Now that the acquisition is official, Tennessee futures odds have improved drastically.
Tennessee Titans odds improve after Julio Jones trade deal
This trade points to a promising new chapter for the Titans. Jones will join one of the strongest offensive lineups in the NFL, which includes fellow wide receiver AJ Brown, star running back Derrick Henry, and veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
In exchange for Jones, the Falcons are granted a second-round pick for the 2022 NFL Draft and a fourth-round pick in 2023.
Along with obtaining Jones, Tennessee will also receive a sixth-round draft pick from Atlanta in 2023.
Last season was touch and go for Jones, who is a two-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl player. His injuries limited him to only nine games of play, resulting in a record of 51 receptions on 68 targets, 771 total yards, and three touchdowns.
Jones hadn’t logged yardage that low since 2013, a season where he played only five games. At full health, he consistently logs over 1,300 yards each season.
The Titans have made the playoffs two years in a row, losing to the Baltimore Ravens last year during the first wild-card round.
After this year’s trade deal, sportsbooks expect Tennessee to have an easier time navigating their way through the post-season.
Titans Super Bowl 56 odds show big improvement
The 2021 NFL Draft selections had little to no effect on Titans futures odds. The team’s most recent lineup addition, on the other hand, made all the difference.
Now that Jones has joined the team, Tennessee’s odds of winning this year’s Super Bowl have catapulted from +4000 to +2500 – +3000, depending on the sportsbook. With their new and improved superstar roster, the Titans hope to claim their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.
Those looking to bet on Super Bowl 56 in Tennessee can find the current futures odds below:
AFC championship odds
Before the trade, the Titans had +2200 odds of winning the AFC.
With Jones, odds have shot to +1400. Currently, Tennessee sits behind a handful of teams, putting them in the middle of the pack for now.
A win this year would mark the team’s first championship title since 1999.
AFC South odds
The Titans continue to ping-pong back and forth with the Indianapolis Colts as the favored team to win the AFC South. Tennessee is the division’s defending champ, but Indianapolis’ odds improved after the Colts made some impressive pre-season additions to their lineup.
Before the trade, odds of Tennessee winning the title for the second year in a row sat at +130.
Now, +110 odds are common at most Tennessee sportsbooks, and BetMGM Tennessee offers +105 odds.
Some sportsbooks still slightly favor the Colts, while other books position the teams head to head. The division’s other two teams, the Jacksonville Jaguars (+1200) and the Houston Texans (+2800) close out the pack with lengthy odds.
If you’re looking to put in a futures bet for the Titans’ AFC South chances, make sure to shop around for the best lines available.
Titans favored in first game of the season
As much as the Jones addition improved some futures odds, it didn’t seem to shift individual game odds. The Titans have been favored to win their first season matchup against the Arizona Cardinals since the schedule was announced back in early May.
Opening lines at DraftKings and BetMGM positioned Tennessee as 2.5-point favorites with an over/under of 51.5, and lines remain the same now.
At FanDuel, bettors can find a 3-point spread with -102 odds.