Take a deep breath, Bears fans, the Browns’ trade for Odell Beckham Jr. has vaulted their Super Bowl Odds to 14/1, jumping the Bears (16/1) according to the Westgate Casino (@SuperBookUSA). The Browns entered the week at 25/1.
Super Bowl LIV updated— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) March 13, 2019
KC, NE 6/1
LAR, NO 8/1
Cle, GB 14/1
LAC, Chi, Ind 16/1
Min, Phi, Dal 20/1
Sea, Hou, SF 25/1
Pit, Atl 30/1
Bal, Jax 40/1
NYJ, Oak 60/1
NYG, TB, Ten, Den, Det 80/1
Wsh, Buf, Cin, Ari 100/1
Beckham is the latest big name to join QB Baker Mayfield in Cleveland after offseason signings of RB Kareem Hunt, DT Sheldon Richardson, and a trade for DE Olivier Vernon.
It gets worse.
The Packers, who pried away Adrian Amos from the Bears (4-years, $37M) and also landed pass rushers Za’Darius Smith (4-yrs, $66M) and Preston Smith (4-yrs, $52M) as well as offensive lineman Billy Turner (4-yrs, $28M) in free agency, have also passed the Bears and sit at 14/1 to win the Super Bowl.
Green Bay has spent a ton of money in free agency, but whether that’s smart money in Matt LaFleur’s first season at the helm remains to be seen.
The Bears odds haven’t made a big move one way or the other while filling needs with RB Mike Davis, slot CB Buster Skrine and versatile WR/RB/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson. The Bears still have better odds than their other NFC north rival — Vikings (20/1) — and Wild Card playoff adversary — Eagles (20/1).
The NFC champion Rams & conference runner-up Saints have the best Super Bowl odds in the NFC, each at 8/1.
And the Lions, despite trying to win the offseason on the first day of the tampering period by landing former Patriots edge rusher Trey Flowers (5 yrs, $90M), WR Danny Amendola (1 yr, $4.5M), slot CB Justin Coleman (4 yrs, $36M) and TE Jesse James (4 yrs, $25M)…well even Vegas knows that they’re still the Lions (80/1).