Jaguars 2013-14 Season Odds
JACKSONVILLE, FL (The Spread) - The Jacksonville Jaguars will enter the 2013 NFL season as massive long shots to win the 2014 Super Bowl, largely due to inefficiencies at the quarterback position.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Jaguars are 250/1 to win the 2014 Super Bowl, which tie the Raiders for the worst odds in the NFL. The Jaguars are also 125/1 long shots to win the AFC title in 2014, and are 28/1 to win the AFC South Division this season. The Jaguars also have an over/under of 5 for number of wins they'll have in 2013.
One of the biggest reasons why the Jaguars are long shots this year is because of their setup at quarterback. They drafted Blaine Gabbert in the top 10 three years ago and to this point, he's shown next to nothing to warrant anyone's confidence. Chad Henne is the backup and while he proved to be a more efficent passer last season, he's not a long-term answer either.
Making matters worse for the Jaguars, 2012 first-round pick Justin Blackmon was suspended four games for violating the league's policy on substance abuse. This is a team that is already devoid of talent and Blackmon is supposed to be the passing game's top weapon. And while the offense still boasts talent in Maurice Jones-Drew and underrated wideout Cecil Shorts, they won't be enough to carry this lackluster group.
New head coach Gus Bradley has a tall task in turning this team around. He did wonders as the defensive coordinator in Seattle before taking over Jacksonville's head coaching job this offseason, but he doesn't have the talent that he did with the Seahawks.
Jacksonville Jaguars' 2013-14 Season Odds
Super Bowl Odds: 250/1
AFC Title Odds: 125/1
AFC South Division Odds: 28/1