Once I consider potential 2023 Tremendous Bowl winners, I consider the Payments, the Bucs, the Chargers, the Bengals, and perhaps even the Denver Broncos — the AFC West is stacked — relying on how dangerous I’m feeling. Maybe that’s why, in keeping with OddsChecker US, they make up 4 of the 5 groups receiving essentially the most bets, over the past 60 days, to win the Tremendous Bowl subsequent yr. Any guesses who the final workforce is likely to be?
It’s gotta be a workforce with Tremendous Bowl aspirations, proper? Possibly a workforce with low odds however an enormous payout just like the Raiders or Eagles? Not even shut.
It’s the New York Jets.
Per OddsChecker spokesperson Kyle Newman, over the past 60 days, solely the Payments (11.3 p.c of bets) have acquired extra motion than the Jets (5.3 p.c). The Buccaneers are shut with one other 5.3 p.c, however rank simply slightly below the Jets in that class.
It needs to be the Bengals, proper? It all the time is. Bettors noticed Cincinnati climb out of the AFC North basement to achieve the Tremendous Bowl and are searching for an analogous expertise to occur this yr. The Jets have a second-year quarterback, a head coach who comes from a system within the NFC West, and simply drafted a large receiver within the top-10 of the newest draft. It could actually’t be a coincidence. Bettors are seeing historical past flash proper earlier than their eyes. I imply, simply take into consideration all of the instances in latest reminiscence a workforce with only a few wins got here again the very subsequent yr to achieve the Tremendous Bowl. The Bengals final yr, the 2019 49ers…the 2001 Patriots? Okay. It hasn’t occurred that a lot lately, however it occurred final yr and that’s all that issues.
The Jets (4-13 final season) are at the moment being given +15000 odds to win the Tremendous Bowl, or a 0.5 p.c likelihood — the third-lowest of any workforce within the NFL. Solely the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons have worse odds. That being stated, the Bengals have been additionally given +15000 odds to win the Tremendous Bowl final yr and look what they did. They’d sportsbooks shaking of their boots hoping they wouldn’t should pay out all these “Who Dey?” bettors from the beginning of the season. So, what do I or anyone else know? Nothing.
If you wish to wager on the goddamn Jets, go for it. I’m not going to attempt to cease you from going all gung-ho in your favourite workforce. However let’s be clear, what the Bengals did final season was nothing wanting spectacular, and anticipating one other workforce to copy that success might be not going to work out in the long term. In all probability.