Brett Favre Joining the Vikings – Online Sportsbook

December 1, 2010 Sportsbook

Online sportsbook odds on the Minnesota Vikings have dropped on the news that quarterback Brett Favre is signing with the team.

The saga between the Vikings and Favre has finally ended with the quarterback set to sign a two-year deal worth between $10-12 million this season.  The Vikings have seen their Super Bowl odds at the Internet sportsbook drop with the addition of Favre.

Online sportsbook information had Favre ready to sign the deal on Tuesday after taking a physical.   The addition of Favre definitely upgrades Minnesota’s quarterback situation and their chances in online sportsbook odds.  Internet sportsbook info tells us that the Vikings simply were not considered Super Bowl material with Sage Rosenfels or Tarvaris Jackson leading the team.  They are considered a Super Bowl contender at the online sportsbook with Favre.

Online sportsbook tells us that the on-again, off-again saga in NFL betting has had a lot of turns in the past few months with Favre wavering back and forth and then finally saying he was retired.  Now he has changed his mind again, or he just wanted to avoid training camp and was waiting until now to sign.  Favre turns 40-years old in October but many sports betting people believe he can still lead a team to a Super Bowl.  He has made a league-record 269 consecutive starts at quarterback as online sportsbook stats indicate.  He has thrown for 65,127 yards and 464 touchdowns in his career as online sportsbook stats tell us.  Last year he was very good with the New York Jets as online sportsbook results show until late in the year when an injury caused his performance to suffer.  The Jets lost four of their last five games as Internet sportsbook results show and missed the playoffs.

Those that bet at the online sportsbook will want to know that Minnesota hosts Green Bay in week four of the regular season.   Favre led the Packers to a Super Bowl title in 1997 as online sportsbook history shows, so he will always have fond memories of Green Bay but part of his motivation for returning is beating his old team after they decided to go with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback instead of bringing him back.

Minnesota is a slight favorite to win the NFC North in online sportsbook odds, just ahead of Chicago and Green Bay.  The Vikings open up the regular season at Cleveland and they are three-point favorites with a total of 39.5 at the Internet sportsbook.