Panthers, Bandits and Breakers tied for best title chances

If you miss watching and betting football then you should be excited for this coming weekend. On Saturday, the USFL returns for the first time in nearly 40 years. The new eight-team league begins its season this weekend, with the Birmingham Stallions hosting the New Jersey Generals on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. The other six teams will play on Sunday.

Week 1 odds should be out soon, but you can place a futures bet now. As for the structure of the USFL playoffs, the top two teams from the North and South divisions will play in the semifinals on the weekend of June 25, and the USFL championship game will take place on July 3. .

Below, we’ll list the odds for each USFL team to win the 2022 championship. These odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

Michigan Panthers +450 Jeff Fisher
Tampa Bay Bandits +450 Todd Haley
New Orleans thugs +450 larry fedora
Philadelphia Stars +550 Bart Andrus
Pittsburgh Maulers +550 Kirby Wilson
Birmingham Stallions +700 Jump Holtz
Houston players +700 Kevin Sumlin
New Jersey Generals +900 mike riley

The first thing to note here is that just like us, Vegas has no idea who will be the best team in the USFL this year. They couldn’t even decide on a favourite, giving three teams the shortest league odds at +450. The Generals are predicted to be the worst team in the league, but +900 isn’t even very long. The Kansas City Chiefs have +900 to win the Super Bowl right now, and they have the third-shortest odds!

Although we haven’t played a game yet, you can see why the Panthers are one of the three teams with the shortest league odds. Besides their notable head coach, Michigan took former Ole Miss and Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson with the first draft pick and also landed Paxton Lynch. The Panthers also have a name some may know in catcher Jeff Badet.

The Bandits, on the other hand, may have the best quarterback in the league in Jordan Ta’amu. He replaced Patterson at Ole Miss and threw for 3,918 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2018. As a member of the XFL’s St. Louis BattleHawks, Ta’amu threw for 1,050 yards, five touchdowns and only two interceptions in five games played. The Bandits also have some intriguing fumbles in John Franklin III, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Eli Rogers, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Breakers are an interesting team because they took quarterback Kyle Sloter with their first pick. Sloter hasn’t played in an NFL game, but he gained some reputation as a preseason legend during his time with a few clubs such as the Denver Broncos in 2017. Like the NFL, the USFL could be a quarterback-led league. , and Sloter is someone who might surprise people this spring.

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