Now that Super Bowl LVI is in the books, it is time to turn the page to next season, and that means taking a very early look at who oddsmakers have as the favorite to win the big game.
While a lot could still happen through free agency and trades, plus the NFL Draft, Super Bowl future odds are already out and the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills are leading the pack at +650, according to odds from Bet365 and Covers.com.
The Bills and Chiefs played in an epic playoff classic, in which Kansas City came out on top in overtime to defeat Buffalo, 42-36, behind amazing play from both Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen.
Mahomes and Allen are, arguably, the top-two quarterbacks in the NFL — a large part of why exactly the two teams stand as the early favorites.
The Los Angeles Rams have the next-best odds at +1,000 to repeat as Super Bowl champions, but there are a lot of question marks surrounding the team heading into the offseason. This includes the futures of head coach Sean McVay and defensive lineman Aaron Donald.
The San Francisco 49ers are at +1,200 after falling to the Rams in the NFC Championship Game. It’s possible that San Francisco could see its odds rise if the team upgrades from Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback, which seems likely.
Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Bengals have the fifth-best odds despite falling short of the Super Bowl this season in a 23-20 loss to the Rams this past year. Joe Burrow and Co. are listed at +1,400 to return to the Super Bowl and win it all next season.
The Green Bay Packers are also listed at +1,400, but it remains to be seen if Aaron Rodgers will, indeed, return after winning his second-straight MVP honor this season.
If you are looking to cash in on a longshot to defy the odds, the Houston Texans, Detroit Lions and New York Jets are all listed as +12,500. Of course, they have the worst odds for a reason.