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Super Bowl LV Futures Odds

5Dimes NFL oddsmakers dropped the opening odds for NEXT year’s Super Bowl for the upcoming season.

Super Bowl LV Futures Odds

  • Kansas City Chiefs +700
  • Baltimore Ravens +800
  • San Francisco 49ers +875
  • New England Patriots +1200
  • New Orleans Saints +1600
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +2000
  • Dallas Cowboys +2000
  • Seattle Seahawks +2500
  • Green Bay Packers +2500
  • Philadelphia Eagles +2800
  • Los Angeles Rams +3000
  • Minnesota Vikings +3000
  • Los Angeles Chargers +3300
  • Cleveland Browns +3300
  • Houston Texans +3500
  • Indianapolis Colts +3500
  • Tennessee Titans +3500
  • Buffalo Bills +4000
  • Chicago Bears +4000
  • Atlanta Falcons +4000
  • Denver Broncos +5000
  • Las Vegas Raiders +6000
  • New York Giants +6600
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +6600
  • Carolina Panthers +6600
  • Detroit Lions +8000
  • New York Jets +8000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +10000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +10000
  • Arizona Cardinals +10000
  • Miami Dolphins +12500
  • Washington Redskins +15000

Top Tier Super Bowl LV Contenders

  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • New Orleans Saints +1600
  • Seattle Seahawks +2500

While no team has managed to win consecutive Super Bowls since New England did so back in 2003 and 2004, you had better believe that Kansas City is looking great as the prohibitive favorites to win Super Bowl 55. The Chiefs have an unadulterated superstar in quarterback Patrick Mahomes that has already won one league MVP and one Super Bowl MVP in just his third season. It’s bad news for the rest of the league, but Mahomes is just 24-years-old. Not only that, but the Chiefs will be back with the same boatload of talented skill position players that helped them win it all this season, not to mention the fact that they’ll now have a newfound confidence knowing exactly what it takes to become Super Bowl champs.

While Baltimore came up short of their Super Bowl 54 hopes, the Ravens are also looking great in the immediate future thanks, first and foremost to the eye-opening play of unanimous league MVP Lamar Jackson. Baltimore will almost certainly be elite on the defensive side of the ball and the experience they got this season could easily help them in their quest for Super Bowl success next season. While recent Super Bowl losers have had a tough time even getting back to the big dance the following year, San Francisco will undeniably have another good chance next season based on their astounding defense and powerful rushing attack, although I’m still not the biggest believer in Jimmy Garoppolo.

Despite a trio of heartbreaking playoff losses the last three years, New Orleans will be right back in the Super Bowl mix as long as Drew Brees and Sean Payton are still joined at the hip. Last, but not least, rounding out my group of top tier title contenders is Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Seattle might have come up short of their own Super Bowl hopes this season, but the Seahawks have an MVP-caliber superstar in Wilson and one of the league’s most player-friendly head coaches in Pete Carroll. If Seattle’s defense takes another step forward next season, then I can see Seattle beating out their NFC rivals, even if they aren’t conference favorites right now.

They Need A Piece Or Two To Win Super Bowl LV

  • New England Patriots +1200
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +2000
  • Los Angeles Rams +3000
  • Minnesota Vikings +3000
  • Philadelphia Eagles +2800
  • Buffalo Bills +4000
  • Tennessee Titans +3500
  • Houston Texans +3500
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Dallas Cowboys +2000
  • Green Bay Packers +2500

Okay, let’s get to the top contenders just outside of my top tier. I know it might seem strange not seeing New England as one of the top challengers to win it all, but this decision was based on the fact that Tom Brady might not be coming back to Foxborough, combined with the fact that, even if the future Hall of Famer does return, the Patriots were almost bereft of talent at the skill positions.

Whether Brady returns or not, the Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be better next season as Ben Roethlisberger returns after missing the entire 2019 campaign. Mike Tomlin as completely masterful without his franchise quarterback this past season and Roethlisberger’s return should put them back into Super Bowl contention at the very least.

The Rams have been a winning organization ever since head coach Sean McVay took over and despite their Super Bowl hangover this past season, the explosive Rams could very well make their second Super Bowl appearance in three years in 2021. Minnesota has an elite defense and a no-nonsense head coach in Mike Zimmer, but yeah…they still have Kirk Cousins under center and that’s just not going to cut it for a team with legitimate Super Bowl hopes. In Philly, all eyes are on franchise quarterback Carson Wentz. If Philly’s main man can stay upright and healthy, the Birds will soar and it could be to Super Bowl heights.

If Brady doesn’t return to New England, the Buffalo Bills will be the biggest benefactors after going an impressive 10-6 in 2019. Sure, strong-armed quarterback Josh Allen still needs to improve as a passer, but the Bills have an elite defense and they go all-out for head coach Sean McDermott each and every game. Tennessee could also challenge for a Super Bowl berth after their stunning run to the AFC title game this season. Houston still has a bunch of star power in Deshaun Watson and J.J. watt, but I’m sick and tired of seeing the Texans underachieve under head coach Bill O’Brien and fully believe it’s time for Houston to move on.

Veteran signal-caller Phillip Rivers might not be back with the Chargers next season, but the Bolts could become the landing spot for Brady next season. Even if Tom Terrific doesn’t end up in L.A., the Chargers could still field a competitive team next season, though getting past Kansas City in the AFC West looks virtually impossible right now.

Green Bay had a fantastic campaign that saw them reach the NFC Championship, but I don’t see the Pack getting past their NFC counterparts with Aaron Rodgers clearly taking a step backwards as he ages. For Dallas, the Boys might have made a decent hire to get former Packers coach Mike McCarthy, but as long as Jerry Jones is running things in the Big D, I wouldn’t expect much of anything next season, except more headline-making drama.

Not Too Crazy

  • Chicago Bears +4000
  • Atlanta Falcons +4000

Chicago took a huge step backwards after winning 12 games in 2018, but the Bears looked a lot better down the stretch run than they did for the vast majority of the regular season and I believe their powerful defense could at least help them contend again next season. Likewise, Atlanta could rebound in a big way after playing some really solid football over the second half of the 2019 campaign following a horrendous start.

Unless Tom Brady Signs…

  • Cleveland Browns +3300
  • Indianapolis Colts +3500
  • Denver Broncos +5000
  • Las Vegas Raiders +6000
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +6600
  • Carolina Panthers +6600
  • Arizona Cardinals +10000
  • Washington Redskins +15000

No Andrew Luck means no Super Bowl hopes in Indianapolis, even though Jacoby Brissett is one of my favorite players in the NFL. Baker Mayfield is to immature and unfocused to lead the Browns to anything of consequence in 2020, not to mention I’m not real fond of Cleveland’s hiring of former Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as their new head coach. The Broncos are hoping (praying?) that young quarterback Drew Lock is the answer to their longstanding issues under center. In Oakland (dammit…Las Vegas) the Raiders are hoping to field a Super Bowl-worthy team as they move into their new home, but the Jon Gruden era has been rocky, to put it mildly, in the two years he’s been there and no one knows if Derek Carr will be the starting quarterback after this offseason. While I’ve got Carolina and Arizona listed as long shots to win Super Bowl 55, both franchise are well on their way to future success. I love the Panthers hire of Vern Rhule as their new head coach and his subsequent hiring of Joe Brady as offensive coordinator. In Arizona, the Cardinals clearly got it right by hiring Kliff Kingsbury and drafting Kyler Murray with the top overall pick in this year’s draft. Last, but not least in this group I have the Washington Redskins as a team that could take a big step forward after their really smart hiring of Ron Rivera and his subsequent hire of Jack Del Rio as defensive coordinator.

Only If You Have A Time Machine

  • New York Giants +6600
  • Detroit Lions +8000
  • New York Jets +8000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +10000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +10000

Please, save you cash and save your a$$ some grief by avoiding even remotely thinking about placing a ‘super long shot ‘wager on one of these teams. The Giants just made one of the most foolish head coach hires in ages. Detroit has a great defensive mind in former Patriots coordinator Matt Patricia, but for the third straight year, I remain convinced that the Lions blew it by not hiring an offensive-minded head coach that could help Matt Stafford finally unlock all of his potential.

The New York Jets are complete and utter fools for hiring overmatched Adam Gase while the Cincinnati Bengals look like a team that is at least 3-5 years away from challenging anyone – for anything. Last, but not least, Jacksonville now has problems t quarterback one year after signing veteran Nick Foles to become their heir apparent. The high-priced Foles struggled mightily in his first year with the Jags and the team actually looked more competitive under rookie Gardner Minshew II.