Now that the 2016 NFL Draft has concluded, Las Vegas is ready to give its take on how the upcoming season is going to play out.
With mostly everything settled leading up to training camp, it’s the perfect time for Vegas to come out with Super Bowl odds.
That’s exactly what Bavada did on Tuesday (h/t SB Nation).
Starting from the bottom and working our way up, the Cleveland Browns join the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers with the worst odds to win the Super Bowl at 100-to-1.
For Cleveland, this is an increase from its standing at 150-to-1 back in March. Meanwhile, San Francisco’s odds have dropped from 66-to-1 since then.
It’s no real surprise that the Titans and Browns would be two of the teams with the worst odds. After all, they held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the 2016 NFL Draft prior to trading down with the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles respectively.
It is, however, a bit surprising that San Francisco would join those two as the bottom rung of the NFL.
After all, the 49ers actually do boast a quarterback in Colin Kaepernick that has led his team to the Super Bowl in the not-do-distant past. It’s also going from a head coach in Jim Tomsula that was completely over his head to one in Chip Kelly that has won 10 games in two of his first three seasons as a NFL head coach.
In the end, none of these teams figure to play a major role in the outcome of the 2016 season. In fact, betting on any of them would be akin to flushing money down the toilet.
On the other end of the spectrum, the New England Patriots remain Super Bowl favorites with 7-to-1 odds. This, despite the fact that Tom Brady is once again facing a four-game suspension to start the 2016 campaign.
It could be said that an angry Brady is a very dangerous Brady. At least, from the perspective of other teams around the NFL.
Following the Patriots in the pecking order are the Seattle Seahawks (8-to-1), Green Bay Packers (10-to-1) and Pittsburgh Steelers (11-to-1).
The defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers come in at 12-to-1 while the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, now likely led by Mark Sanchez, find themselves with the seventh-best odds to hoist the Lombardi next February in Houston.