All 32 teams will have an opportunity to bolster their rosters throughout the 2022 NFL Draft. Following the three-day affair, pundits will turn their attention from mock drafts to power rankings ahead of the new campaign.
While some franchises might find a future cornerstone during the draft, the upcoming rookie class will unlikely drastically alter the preseason title picture. Before Roger Goodell places the Jacksonville Jaguars on the clock Thursday night, oddsmakers have already pinpointed this year’s top contenders.
Per FanDuel Sportsbook, via NESN, the Buffalo Bills (+650) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+750) are the early favorites to win Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona.
The respective teams to knock them out of the playoffs trail close behind. Despite trading Tyreek Hill, the Kansas City Chiefs are third at +950. Meanwhile, the defending champion Los Angeles Rams tie the Green Bay Packers for fourth at +1100.
The Cleveland Browns are among 10 teams with better odds of winning the Super Bowl than last season’s AFC champions. Despite coming one victory shy of a title in Joe Burrow’s second year, the Cincinnati Bengals match the Baltimore Ravens at +2200.
Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans have even worse odds (+2700) a year after earning the AFC’s top seed. While Buffalo and Kansas City remain the conference’s perceived top contenders, the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos (both +1600)are on the upswing after a busy offseason.
There’s less change anticipated in the NFC. At +3900, the Minnesota Vikings are the top option that missed the playoffs last season.
It took an epic overtime shootout to knock out the Bills, but the oddsmakers aren’t discouraged by that tough-luck loss to Kansas City. The Buccaneers, meanwhile, maintain their status as an NFC front-runner after welcoming back Tom Brady from a short-lived retirement.
Much can change by the postseason, or even the start of the regular season, but the odds currently depict a clear crop of top-tier title contenders.
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