After 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 line with OddsChecker US, they make up 4 of the 5 groups receiving essentially the most bets, during the last 60 days, to win the Tremendous Bowl subsequent 12 months. Any guesses who the final workforce could be?
It’s gotta be a workforce with Tremendous Bowl aspirations, proper? Perhaps 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, during the last 60 days, solely the Payments (11.3 % of bets) have acquired extra motion than the Jets (5.3 %). The Buccaneers are shut with one other 5.3 %, however rank simply slightly below the Jets in that class.
It must be the Bengals, proper? It all the time is. Bettors noticed Cincinnati climb out of the AFC North basement to succeed in the Tremendous Bowl and are on the lookout for an analogous expertise to occur this 12 months. 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 will probably’t be a coincidence. Bettors are seeing historical past flash proper earlier than their eyes. I imply, simply take into consideration all of the occasions in latest reminiscence a workforce with only a few wins got here again the very subsequent 12 months to succeed in the Tremendous Bowl. The Bengals final 12 months, the 2019 49ers…the 2001 Patriots? Okay. It hasn’t occurred that a lot just lately, however it occurred final 12 months and that’s all that issues.
The Jets (4-13 final season) are at present being given +15000 odds to win the Tremendous Bowl, or a 0.5 % probability — the third-lowest of any workforce within the NFL. Solely the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons have worse odds. That being mentioned, the Bengals have been additionally given +15000 odds to win the Tremendous Bowl final 12 months and look what they did. That they had sportsbooks shaking of their boots hoping they wouldn’t must 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 guess 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.