Vegas oddsmakers might not love the Redskins chances at winning the next Super Bowl so Talib Babb offers other wagers worth contemplating
Did you lose your stupid prop bets on Super Bowl Sunday? For those of you who irresponsibly bet the under on Ted Ginn Jr. dropping at least one pass, don't fret, there's more betting to be done.
I hope you didn't think it's too early to bet on next year. It's no days off in Las Vegas, the books stay open like a 7-Eleven.
Las Vegas doesn't believe in the Washington Redskins
too much. Vegas is giving the Houston Texans a better chance to win the Super Bowl than the Redskins. The Houston Texans?! The same team that got shut out 30-0 by the Kansas City Chiefs. The same team who's best option at quarterback at the moment is a defensive end and Vegas believes in them more. It's safe to say the oddsmakers were hungover from their Super Bowl parties when they decided these odds.
But here's what will make this all right. There's two things you love: lists and betting, trust me the research has been done (I think).
Since Vegas doesn't think you should bet on the Redskins to make the Super Bowl, here's a list of five things you should surely bet on for the Redskins between now and next season:
1. Kirk Cousins will be behind center next year.
Now we don't know if how long it will take him to re-sign and how much money he'll see, but he'll have more than enough to fix that dented van he drives.
2. Robert Griffin III will not be on the roster next season.
RG3 had his time here and things didn't end well, but regardless the end is here. Dan Snyder loves spending money and he loves his buddy Bob, but it looks like Griffin will have to try and find success elsewhere with Cousins solidifying his position as starter.
3. Over/Under: The Redskins will have to win more than three games on the road in order to make the playoffs. Take the over, I'm an expert. The Redskins had a phenomenal season at home in 2015 where they went 6-2. Next season the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers will make a trip to FedEx Field. I see at least two losses in that list alone and you can't forget the three division games where anything can happen. The Skins won't be able to rely on winning solely at home to pad their record.
4. Over/Under: 8.5 sacks for Preston Smith.
Again, take the over. Outside linebacker Preston Smith will be going into his second season and will definitely see more snaps. He had six sacks in his last four games and the coaching staff should have more confidence with him being out on the field.
5. The Redskins will have a player not named Trent Williams make the Pro Bowl.
This will happen. The league was in a coma on Jordan Reed
this season, but next season, if DeSean Jackson
is there to spread the field for more than just nine games, Reed will be even more of a monster. It will also depend on if Reed can stay healthy to improve on his 11 touchdowns this season, but if all of those "ifs" are fulfilled, then two Pro Bowlers will be a thing, if the Pro Bowl itself will even be a thing next season.
Now these aren't real bets, but you can make some friendly wagers with your friends. And this isn't a gambling site but, you can follow me on Twitter (@TalibBabb) and reach out if you want to make these real. But, you shouldn't bet against me because remember, I'm an expert.
Talib Babb is a freelancer for CSNmidatlantic.com, producer for 106.7 The Fan, stand-up comic and Maryland native. You can find him on Twitter @talibbabb.
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