Calvin Ridley Free Agency Destination; Odds For Jaguars Wideout

Calvin Ridley Free Agency Destination; Odds For Jaguars Wideout
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One of the most decorated wideouts in the NFL is officially free to sign wherever he pleases, as All-Pro pass catcher Calvin Ridley and the Jacksonville Jaguars failed to reach a deal before the league’s window ended on Tuesday.  

Ridley has been a one-man tour de force for the Jags and Atlanta Falcons since the latter drafted him out of Alabama with the 28th pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, with 324 catches for 4,356 yards and 36 touchdowns, with an approximate value of 36 in 66 NFL games.  

Last year, Ridley helped the Jaguars playoff chances and broke the 1,000-yard mark in Jacksonville, with 1,016 yards on 76 receptions and eight touchdowns in 17 games played, which ranks as the second most yards of his five-season NFL career.  

His 9 AV total was the second most of his five-year career as well, ranking behind the 11 AV he posted with Atlanta in 2020 when he made the NFL’s All-Pro second team after hauling in 90 catches for 1,374 yards and nine scores.  

Per Spotrac, Ridley has an average annual salary value of $17.5 million per year, with the site estimating he’ll earn a four-year deal worth just over $70.3 million in total with whichever NFL team signs him this offseason.  

To get a sense of which club might do just that, - thinking with our Florida sports betting mindset - broke down the odds on Ridley’s next team, with the Jags still standing tall in the race to sign the 29-year-old out of Alabama.  

Calvin Ridley Next Team Odds

Team Odds % Chance
Jacksonville Jaguars +11546.6%
Kansas City Chiefs +70012.5%
New England Patriots +10009.1%
Chicago Bears +10009.1%
New York Jets +12007.7%
Atlanta Falcons 15006.2%
The Field +10009.1%

Can Jacksonville Keep Ridley Long-Term?

At the moment, it seems like Ridley’s still on the inside track to stay in North Florida, with the Jags’ currently holding +115 odds to re-sign the veteran WR this offseason, ranking well ahead of the two-time defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, at +700.  

Rounding out our list are the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears (+1000 each), while the New York Jets (+1200) and Atlanta Falcons (+1500) are the others to crack the field to haul in the All-Pro wide receiver this offseason.  

Whichever team lands Ridley will likely have to pay handsomely to do so, with the 29-year-old looking set to dwarf the $16.008M in career earnings that he’s made in five seasons of pro ball once NFL free agency begins next week. 

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Christopher Boan writes for and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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