The new NFL season is creeping closer and it is now time for those who like to bet on the NFL to prepare for the upcoming season. As ever, we have seen a number of changes over the summer but this could be ones of the biggest yet, with some huge moves and big draft signings that have really changed the look of some teams this season.
The biggest move of the summer was a trade between the New York Giants and the Cleveland Browns, with the Browns adding Odell Beckham Jr to their roster. This now gives their young quarterback Baker Mayfield both Jarvis Landry and Beckham Jr to throw to, as well as a good supporting cast behind them that look more than capable of making plays.
The Browns have been a team stuck in a rut for many years now, but what they have on their roster is more than enough to allow them to compete for a playoff spot this season. They are one of the most changed teams in recent years, and one for gamblers to keep an eye on early in the season to see if they are the real deal or not.
The early part of the season can be tough for punters, and those looking for help may look towards sports betting predictions as a guide. There is a lot to evaluate early in the season with so many teams changing personnel and by checking out the latest predictions you can see what the experts think about upcoming games and the teams involved.
The New York Jets are another team to add a big name, although their move brought in a new running back. They signed Le’Veon Bell to a $52.5 million year deal over four years and he could be the key piece in the puzzle behind young quarterback Sam Darnold. The question mark hanging over Bell is the fact that he missed the entire 2018 season after sitting out due to a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the condition he comes back in will determine just how successful he and the Jets are in 2019.
The final move to mention is one that may have slipped under the radar for some people and that is the signing of Tevin Coleman by the San Francisco 49ers. By adding Coleman, they have reunited head coach Kyle Shanahan with someone he knows very well from his time with the Atlanta Falcons.
With Coleman coming in alongside Matt Breida, Jerick McKinnon and Raheem Mostert, the 49ers have one of the best-looking backfield line ups in the league. They struggled last season but there is every chance that they can improve considerably with these four pushing them forward on the floor behind quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. They don’t look like playoff contenders just yet, but certainly look like a team that can improve on last season and shock a few teams this time around.