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Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers projected to be slight favorites over Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen in The Match

April 20, 2022

Stacy Revere

Given what transpired in the epic AFC Divisional Round Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills a few months ago, it's quite clear that Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen are the new faces of the NFL, at least at the quarterback position. However, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are still top dogs ... on the golf course, that is.

Well, maybe they're still top dogs on the football field, too, but the torch will soon be passed to Mahomes and Allen if it hasn't been already. The clear indicator of that would be if Brady or Rodgers went into Kansas City or Buffalo, they'd likely be slight underdogs. In fact, Brady was barely a favorite against Allen in his home stadium last season (Brady eeked out a 33-27 OT victory), while Rodgers' Packers were seven-point dogs at the Chiefs in November, though Rodgers didn't play due to COVID.

On the course, though, Brady and Rodgers might soon earn the favorite title, with Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson projecting the GOAT QB duo as a -140 moneyline favorite and Mahomes and Allen a +120 underdog in the next installment of "The Match," which is set to take place on Wednesday, June 1, at Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas. It's the same course that hosted the most recent iteration between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau in November.

Keep in mind, these odds do not reflect odds that may soon be available on legal sportsbooks and betting apps. Covers.com actually has Brady and Rodgers as a -160 moneyline favorite. 

Like the Koepka-DeChambeau match, which Koepka won, this will also be a 12-hole event, and all players will be mic'd up. This will mark Brady's third appearance in the made-for-TV event, the QB having gone 0-2 so far alongside Phil Mickelson each time. Rodgers is making his second appearance, having defeated Brady and Mickelson with DeChambeau as his teammate in Montana last July.