The Kansas City Chiefs rallied to take down the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV. And right when the game concluded, oddsmakers released odds for *next year’s* Super Bowl, because it’s never too early to look ahead (okay, this is probably too early, but we’re doing it anyway).
Jeff Sherman released Super Bowl LV title odds from the Westgate SuperBook, and the oddsmakers think it’s very possible we could see a Super Bowl rematch. The Chiefs open as the favorites at 5/1, followed by the 49ers and Baltimore Ravens at 8/1 each. The New Orleans Saints (10/1), Dallas Cowboys (12/1), New England Patriots (14/1), and Pittsburgh Steelers (16/1) are the only other teams with odds better than 20/1.
Super Bowl LV Winner
at Tampa, Florida
Bal, SF 8/1
Phi, GB, Sea 20/1
LAR, Chi, Min 25/1
LAC, Ind, Hou, Ten, Buf, LV 40/1
Den, TB 60/1
NYJ, Ari, NYG, Det 80/1
Jax, Car, Cin, Mia 100/1
— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) February 3, 2020
The top three teams are certainly no surprise. The Chiefs figure to look as dangerous on paper, and will be in the title mix as long as they have Patrick Mahomes at quarterback (which will probably be for the next decade+). The 49ers became a championship level team a year or two sooner than anybody expected, and they should remain an excellent all-around team entering 2020. And the Ravens have the unanimous 2019 NFL MVP at quarterback in Lamar Jackson, who will enter his third season at the age of 23 in 2020. As long as they can avoid serious injuries before September, the Chiefs, 49ers, and Ravens will be the teams to beat entering the 2020 season.
But the rest of the list will see a ton of change in the coming months, and that’s largely because of how much change we could see at the quarterback position across the league this offseason.
Right now, we can’t definitively say where Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater, Cam Newton, Philip Rivers, Jameis Winston, Derek Carr, Andy Dalton, and Marcus Mariota will play in 2020. We don’t even know if Brady, Brees, and Rivers *will* play in 2020; retirement is possible for all of them (and TV offers may influence that too). But these quarterbacks could have a pretty big impact on the odds for several teams (like, as one example- the Chicago Bears could make a jump from 25/1 if they land one of the aforementioned quarterbacks to start over Mitch Trubisky).
What we can confidently say now is that the Washington Redskins’ odds (200/1) will remain terrible.