We’re 363 days away from the fourth Super Bowl to ever kick off in the Grand Canyon state, and the Arizona Cardinals have a chance to become the third consecutive team to play the Big Game in their home stadium.
The Cardinals are fresh off a 10-7 season that saw them reach the NFL Playoffs for the first time in a half-decade, giving Arizona betting apps customers reason to be optimistic.
Whether the Cardinals can join the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and win the Super Bowl on their own turf will be determined next fall.
For now, we’re left to read the Arizona NFL betting tea leaves given to us by oddsmakers, which list the Cardinals anywhere from ninth to 14th on their Super Bowl futures boards.
Where Cardinals Stand in Super Bowl Odds
The Cardinals enter the 2022 offseason with decent Super Bowl chances, ranging from +2000 on BetMGM Arizona to +2800 on TwinSpires Arizona and Unibet Arizona.
In between, you’ll find the Cardinals at +2500 on Caesars Sportsbook Arizona and DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona, with the team ranking in a tie for 12th overall with New England, the Los Angeles Chargers, and Indianapolis.
Buffalo and Kansas City share the best title odds at BetMGM, with both teams listed a +750.
Will Murray Still be the Cardinals QB in 2022?
A major Cardinals storyline for Arizona betting heading into the offseason is the future of superstar quarterback Kyler Murray, who enters the final year of his rookie contract in 2022.
Murray scrubbed all references to the Cardinals from his personal Instagram page earlier this month, setting off a media firestorm about whether the former Heisman Trophy winner would be traded.
Bookies.com’s Adam Thompson broke down which teams have the best odds of acquiring Murray via trade.
Several online sportsbooks told BetArizona.com the Cardinals’ future is tied to the right arm of their superstar QB.
“I hope his presence is still a presence in Arizona,” Johnny Avello, DraftKings director of sportsbook operations, told BetArizona.com. “I think he’s going to stick around. There’s no reason for him not to. There are a lot of quarterbacks out there looking for jobs, and he’s in a good spot. He’s got good offensive tools to work with. I hope he sticks around for Arizona, because if he doesn’t, you’re down to [Colt McCoy].
“He’ll win you seven or eight games, but you want a guy like [Murray] that can get you to the promised land, I’d think.”
The odds outlook for the Cardinals if they trade Murray depends on who GM Steve Keim gets to replace him.
Craig Mucklow, who serves as vice president of trading for Caesars Sportsbook, told BetArizona.com last week a theoretical Murray for Aaron Rodgers trade (or anything similar) would keep the franchise in the running for top Super Bowl LVII odds.
“Any odds change will depend on who they trade for or replace Murray with,” Mucklow said in an email. “For example, if there’s a trade of let’s say Murray for Aaron Rodgers then prices won’t adjust. However, if Murray is replaced with a lesser quarterback or draft picks then there will be a significant shift in their odds. We won’t adjust off rumors as usually these moves are just negotiating ploys, but the rumors will certainly encourage bets on the teams within the division sensing the impending unrest.”
An Arizona Super Bowl Homecoming
Glendale’s State Farm Stadium is set to host the Super Bowl for the third time since the facility opened in 2006. It also hosted Super Bowl XLII in 2008 and Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.
Fans will find at least one big difference this time, as a BetMGM Sportsbook is scheduled to open on the north side of the stadium’s Great Lawn in time for the 2022 regular season.
The Cardinals could become the third team in NFL history (and in as many years) to play the Big Game in their own stadium — alongside the Rams in Super Bowl LVI and the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.
Arizona’s lone Super Bowl appearance came in Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, when the Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-23, in Tampa.