The NFL season season is well under 100 days away, so we are getting closer to all 32 teams battling for a championship.
While there are some teams who you could rule out fairly easily, there are plenty more to have a chance to win Super Bowl LV next February in Tampa Bay.
Here are the latest odds to win the Super Bowl, along with a closer look at some teams who could be decent bets.
All odds courtesy of BetUS
It’s hardly a surprise that the team who hoisted this year’s Lombardi Trophy is the favorite to do it again next season. Kansas City is primed to contend yet again, thanks to their dynamic QB Patrick Mahomes and veteran head coach Andy Reid. The Chiefs are returning nearly all of their starters from last year, like WR Tyreek Hill and TE Travis Kelce as well as DL Frank Clark and Chris Jones, plus added some pieces in the draft like LSU Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Assuming everyone stays healthy, they’re going to be a tough beat.
Baltimore has the next highest odds to win Super Bowl LV after a league-best 14 wins in 2019. This is a team that has QB Lamar Jackson, the team’s reigning MVP, plus a total of 13 Pro Bowlers from last season, including RB Mark Ingram, TE Mark Andrews, FS Earl Thomas, and CB Mark Peters, who are all returning. The Ravens potentially posses the league’s most complete roster, and if Jackson can have a season similar to last year, they should be strong contenders to win it all.
The Super Bowl runner-up heads into 2020 as the NFC-favorite to claim the title. San Francisco, like Kansas City and Baltimore, brings back the bulk of their overall roster, losing primarily DT DeForest Buckner and WR Emmanuel Sanders. But they still have QB Jimmy Garoppolo, along with stars like TE George Kittle, DE Nick Bosa, and CB Richard Sherman. The Niners do face a tough schedule in the fall, and also face the daunting history of Super Bowl losers, but have enough talent to overcome those things.
This is by far and away the biggest surprise among the top teams. The Bucs have the fourth-highest odds to win Super Bowl LV thanks to the acquisitions of QB Tom Brady and TE Rob Gronkowski, despite last making the postseason in 2007. Tampa Bay adds this future Hall-of-Famers to an offense that boasts the best WR duo in the league in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Their defense, largely improved in 2019, brings back nearly all of their starters, most notably LB Shaquil Barrett. They’re the riskiest team among the top group, but Brady’s winning pedigree might give the, a decent shot.
New Orleans is a team that has the look of a Super Bowl champion, but continues to find ways to lose in the postseason. Still, this is a squad that went 13-3 last season and returns all six of their AP All-Pro players, namely WR Michael Thomas and OT Ryan Ramczyk. And that’s not even counting stars like QB Drew Brees, RB Alvin Kamara, and CB Marshon Lattimore, who all return. There is clearly enough talent to win it all on this roster, so perhaps at the +1100 odds might provide some good value.
According to football betting sites, there is no team who has more of their snaps returning to the field in 2020 than the Bills. Buffalo has nearly their entire 10-win team back for another go-around, while adding WR Stefon Diggs and DE Mario Addison to improve even further. If there’s a team who can win the division ahead of the Patriots and then try to advance through the playoffs, it’s them.
Another team to watch is the Eagles, who claimed their own Super Bowl victory a little over two years ago. After a disappointing 9-win season in 2019, Philly hopes to get back to double-digit wins and serious championship contention. They’ll return all six of their Pro Bowlers from last season, including DT Fletcher Cox and TE Zach Ertz, and are the only team in the NFC East without a brand new head coach. If QB Carson Wentz stays healthy, they could surprise some people.
If there is one wild card team to take a gamble on, look at a team like the Chargers. Even though QB Philip Rivers is gone, Tyrod Taylor is a solid replacement who will take care of the football. Los Angeles is still a team with lots of talent on both sides, like WR Keenan Allen and pass-rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. With their offseason moves, they could absolutely rebound from a 5-win year and make the playoffs, where anything can happen.