Earlier this week I got the chance to talk to three-time Super Bowl champion, and Denver Bronco legend, Mark Schlereth, about a variety of topics.
Most importantly, I had to get his thoughts on the recent trading for Sean Payton as the Broncos head coach.
“I think it’s a great trade for them,” he said. “They obviously have to find the magic that was Russell Wilson the first nine years of his career in Seattle, and from a coaching stand point, Sean Payton has had unbelievable success with quarterbacks.”
With Schlereth being a former Broncos, there’s no surprise that he’s picking the Eagles to beat his former rival, the Chiefs, to win the Super Bowl. Philadelphia is set as a 1.5-point favorite.
I also had to get his picks to win Super Bowl MVP. The obvious answers are the two quarterbacks, Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes, so I got him to give up some under the radar picks to win.
“You saw what Chris Jones did in the AFC Championship,” he said. “They have the ability to move him up and down the line of scrimmage against any player, so if you have an opportunity you feel like you got a favorable matchup where Chris Jones can dominate the line of scrimmage in those situations. Could that be a guy who comes away with three sacks and does some exceptional things?”
He also went on to give out Hasson Reddick, the outside linebacker for the Eagles, as another potential dark horse MVP bet. Jones and Reddick are +5000 and +3000 respectively to win the award.
Finally, I had to get his prediction one of the most popular exotic prop bets to place on the game; the length of the national anthem. This year, it’s going to be sun by Chris Stapleton.
I set the total for him at 2 minutes and 5 seconds.
“I’m going under,” he said. “I have no idea, but I’m going under.”
So there ya have it, Mark Schlereth’s official prediction for the national anthem is for it to go UNDER 2 minutes and 5 seconds. Bet accordingly.
You can watch the full interview at the link above.
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