The Miami Dolphins have made some significant moves during the 2022 offseason. Shortly after signing Terron Armstead to shore up the offensive line, Miami pulled off a blockbuster deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, swapping an assortment of draft picks for dynamic wideout Tyreek Hill.
The trade has changed the dynamics within the AFC East race and altered the outlook of the entire NFL playoff field.
The ramifications have carried over to betting markets with significant movement on betting lines. Florida sports betting isn’t legal yet, but just in case you’re taking a trip to Vegas for the NFL Draft, here is a look at the futures prices for the Dolphins.
Miami Dolphins Super Bowl odds
Miami futures are on the rise. Here is a look at the betting odds before and after the Hill trade.
Odds Before trading for Hill:
- Winning the Super Bowl: +5000
- Winning the AFC Championship:+3000
- Finishing at the top of the AFC East: +650
Odds after trading for Hill:
- Winning the Super Bowl: +3500
- Winning the AFC Championship: +2200
- Finishing at the top of the AFC East: +400
A $100 bet on the Dolphins to win the Super Bowl would potentially return $3,500 in total profits. Before the trade, it would have had the opportunity to net $5,000.
Miami transformed from a fringe playoff contender to right in the middle of the pack with the 16th-best Super Bowl odds in the NFL.
While legal Florida sports betting is still in limbo, Miami will be an enticing option to consider once retail sportsbooks are fully operational.
Miami Dolphins get a game-changer
Since bursting on the scene back in 2016, Tyreek Hill has been among the best receivers in the league. During his time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Hill compiled over 6,600 yards and 56 touchdowns and made six Pro Bowls.
Since the 2018 season, Hill and Patrick Mahomes have formed one of the most dynamic quarterback/receiver duos in NFL history. Hill ranks third overall in receiving yards (4,854) and tied for second in touchdowns (43) during that stretch.
Hill is a dynamic talent with game-breaking speed capable of taking the top off any defense. He will slot in nicely opposite Miami’s versatile second-year wideout Jaylen Waddle, who is coming off a sensational rookie campaign.
It will be fun to see what kind of schemes first-year coach Mike McDaniel will cook up for Tua Tagovailoa and this suddenly-potent offensive unit.
Can the Dolphins win it all?
The Dolphins will still have their work cut out for them, with the Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills (+650) looming within their division, but there is a reason for optimism.
Of course, with sports betting in Florida still on hold, you won’t be able to bet on the Dolphins. But, with Tyreek Hill now locked into a four-year extension, the future looks bright for Miami.