Latest Super Bowl Odds
With the 2019 NFL Draft in the books, how are oddsmakers adjusting their expectations for the Super Bowl LIV winner?
According to the latest oddsmakers, the New England Patriots find themselves as the lone favorite right now with 6/1 odds to win it all next season. The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams are each listed at 8/1 to win while the New Orleans Saints have 11/1 odds.
The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champs and they lost one of their biggest offensive weapons to retirement, as tight end Rob Gronkowski called it a career. New England addressed the offense right away, taking Arizona State receiver N’Keal Harry with their first round pick at No. 32. They then wen defense with Vandy CB Joejuan Williams and Michigan DE Chase Winovich with their next two picks. The Pats also took a quarterback in the fourth round, selecting Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham as a potential backup to Tom Brady.
Despite adding in some new talent, the Chiefs had a rough weekend as star receiver Tyreek Hill is dealing with some serious domestic abuse accusations that could potentially get him suspended for a very long time or even cut from the team. The Chiefs already had to let go of RB Kareem Hunt late last season for similar reasons. KC didn’t have a first-round pick this weekend. Their first pick was in the second round and they went with Georgia WR Mecole Hardman. They also added Virginia CB Juan Thornhill late in the second round.
The Rams reached the Super Bowl last season before losing to the Patriots. Like KC, the Rams didn’t have a first-round pick. They selected their first player late in the second round, going with Washington safety Taylor Rapp. They then added Memphis RB Darrell Henderson early in the third round and selected Greg Gaines, a DT from Washington, in the fourth round in hopes to address the loss of Ndamukong Suh to free agency.
The Saints suffered a loss to the Rams in the NFC Championship in controversial fashion. They will come into next season believing they can make another run at a title. The Saints also didn’t have a selection in the first round. Their first pick was in the middle of the second, going with Texas A&M center Erik McCoy. In total, the Saints had just five draft picks. They selected two safeties on Sunday, as well as a tight end and linebacker in the seventh round.