Super Bowl Odds: Buffalo Bills Stomped After Stefon Diggs Trade?

April 7, 2024

The Stefon Diggs surprisingly didn’t shift the Buffalo Bills’ Super Bowl odds in a negative direction.The lack of Diggs hasn’t stopped oddsmakers from digging the Buffalo Bills when it comes to a Super Bowl LIX case.Those expecting a major shift in Super Bowl odds after the Bills’ Stefon Diggs send-off to the Houston Texans were left disappointed, at least in the BetMGM sportsbook: at +1400 (tied with the Cincinnati Bengals), Buffalo still has the fifth-best odds to hoist silver in New Orleans next February and third-best in the AFC behind defending conference finalists Kansas City (+650) and Baltimore (+900). Buffalo was previously posted at +1200 prior to this week’s transaction.The Bills even place above the Texans, who are just behind them and the Bengals at +1500. With Diggs and Joe Mixon added to a potential-packed offense headlined by quarterback CJ Stroud, Houston has become a trendy, premature Super Bowl pick in a relative doldrum on the NFL offseason calendar. (h/t Erich Richter, New York Post)Buffalo’s solid standing among the oddsmakers is perhaps a glowing review of quarterback Josh Allen’s impact: Diggs was far from the only new-decade staple removed from the Western New York roster, as he was joined on the departures list by Gabe Davis, Mitch Morse, Jordan Poyer, and Tre’Davious White. The search for replacements is fully underway, with former Washington Commanders Curtis Samuel set to serve as Allen’s top target for the time being.Barring any unexpected arrivals (Buffalo will likely use its first-round choice on aerial assistance), the Bills will come to rely on Allen’s multi-faceted talents now more than ever once the 2024 season kicks off. Oddsmakers seem perfectly content with such a strategy.