Early in the second quarter of last night’s 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football, Cleveland Browns star running back Nick Chubb suffered a devastating knee injury, ending his 2023 season.
The Browns believe that Chubb may have a potential knee dislocation and possible damage to multiple ligaments. It’s also the same knee that Chubb injured in 2015 at Georgia when he suffered a dislocation and tore his MCL, PCL, and LCL. It is extremely unfortunate news, and we wish for a speedy recovery.
Losing Chubb for the season is a massive blow to a Browns offense that has struggled with its passing attack as Deshaun Watson continues to play poorly. Now, without their best offensive weapon, how have the sportsbooks adjusted the Browns’ Super Bowl betting odds?
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Cleveland Browns Super Bowl Odds Update
After last night, in which they fell to 1-1 and are now without one of their best players for the remainder of the season, the Browns’ Super Bowl odds moved from +1800 to +2200 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Going into Week 2, the Browns were co-favorites with the Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC North at +200. Following last night’s events, however, that is no longer the case. The Browns are now +330 to win the AFC North, while the Ravens are the sole favorites at +100.
Not having Chubb for the rest of the season puts a lot more pressure on Watson and this passing offense, which has struggled mightily. Through two games, Watson only has 389 passing yards, is averaging a very low 5.6 yards per attempt, and has a QBR of just 29.3.
Although it’s a small sample size, it’s a continuation of Watson’s subpar play from last season, and quite frankly, he’s playing even worse.
Now that the Browns’ offense doesn’t have Chubb to rely on in the running game, oddsmakers don’t seem too confident in Watson’s ability to lead the offense without its best skill position player.
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