The Jacksonville Jaguars traded receiver Dennis Northcutt to the Detroit Lions for safety Gerald Alexander on Tuesday.
Northcutt could give the Lions another receiving option opposite superstar Calvin Johnson. The addition of Northcutt should help either Daunte Culpepper or rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Alexander was a second-round pick in 2007 by Detroit as football betting numbers tell us and he immediately gives Jacksonville some help in the secondary. He started 16 games as a rookie but last year as football betting stats show but he was injured and missed most of the year.
Northcutt has 364 receptions for 4,584 yards and 17 touchdowns in his career as sports betting numbers indicate. He was Jacksonville’s best receiver last year as football odds statistics show, but the Jaguars brought in Torry Holt and they drafted a number of rookies who could make an impact in football betting and Northcutt was expendable.
Northcutt is happy to be in Detroit even though the Lions went winless last season. “I’m excited,” Northcutt said, “I feel like the Lions went out and won the Super Bowl last year, for real. I’m just excited about playing this game for a team that wants me and came out and got me.” Northcutt does not believe he is that far behind in studying the Lion’s playbook and that he can get up to speed quickly. “I don’t think I’m that far behind,” Northcutt said. “I’ve studied on the plane on the way back, and I know a lot of the offense already, I must say.” Detroit is a big longshot in football betting in the NFL this season but they should not go winless as they did a year ago.
Northcutt wants to be very well prepared heading into the 2009 football betting season. “I will tell you: By the time I get to camp, I will know the whole playbook,” Northcutt said. “That I have no problem with. … My job for the next month is learning this offense.” Northcutt is not concerned with who is throwing the ball to him whether it is Culpepper or Stafford. “I don’t care who our quarterback is. I just want to be able to work with him, stay after, catch balls, get on the same page, build chemistry and go win football games.”
The Lions are 100-1 longshots in football odds at the sportsbook to win the Super Bowl.