April 15, 2021
BY Lance Cartelli

Justin Fields Is Now the Betting Favorite to be Drafted by 49ers in 2021 NFL Draft

The belief around the NFL has been that once the 49ers made the massive move with the Miami Dolphins to acquire the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, San Francisco would select Alabama's Mac Jones, even though he was expected to be the fifth quarterback off the board.Β 

Well, not so fast, my friends.Β 

Since Justin Fields' second pro day, the odds have shifted. Jones, who was once a -305 favorite to be selected third overall by the 49ers, has now fallen to No. 2 with the Ohio State QB overtaken him as a -121 favorite, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.Β 

In the infamous words of Michael Scott, "well, well, well... how the turntables..."

There are still two weeks left until we finally find out who the Niners will take to replace Jimmy Garoppolo, but we can expect the odds to shift again. Perhaps there will be another major change when Trey Lance has his second pro day next week.Β 

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