NFL betting on the Minnesota Vikings is not going to be as exciting in 2009 as it could have been.
Quarterback Brett Favre has told the Vikings he will not be joining the team as has been rumored for weeks. NFL odds at the sportsbook had dropped on the Vikings in anticipation of Favre joining the team.
NFL betting at the sports book may see the Vikings get less attention now that Favre will not be their starting quarterback. Not many NFL betting gamblers have much confidence in Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels who will be competing for the Vikings starting quarterback job.
The Vikings will have to move on in NFL betting without Favre. "I just think it was a rare opportunity to explore a Hall of Fame quarterback who had background in the NFC and in this division," Minnesota head coach Brad Childress said on the team’s NFL betting website that he still feels good about the team. "It was a rare and unique opportunity to consider adding not only a future Hall of Fame quarterback but one that is very familiar with our system and division. That does not detract from the team that we have.” Childress said, “As we have consistently communicated, we feel good about our team and they have put forth a tremendous effort this offseason preparing for the season ahead. With this behind us, we look forward to getting to Mankato and getting training camp under way."
NFL betting has the Vikings beginning training camp on Thursday. Many experts had been expecting Favre to be with the team on Thursday. Minnesota’s Jared Allen was quoted as saying that Favre just didn’t feel he could handle the daily NFL betting grind. Another issue for Favre was his soon to be 40-year old body withstanding the rigors of a 16 game season. Last year with the Jets, Favre wore down and it cost New York late in the NFL odds season. Favre threw 22 interceptions and 22 TD passes as NFL betting statistics indicated. He was very poor down the stretch and the Jets suffered in NFL betting. Favre retires with 65,127 passing yards, 464 touchdowns and 310 interceptions as NFL betting tells us.
Many NFL betting experts had been saying that Favre coming back was almost a certainty. Favre’s decision caught many off-guard including NFL odds makers at the sportsbook. It is very possible that the Super Bowl NFL odds at the sports book on the Vikings will now rise with Favre no longer part of the picture.