New Orleans Saints: Super Bowl odds make perfect sense
As the New Orleans Saints enter year one of the post-Drew Brees era, it’s become clear that they’re a tough team to figure out.
On the one hand, the Saints still have a talented roster that we saw keep the team afloat while Brees missed time with injuries over the past few years.
On the other hand, however, the Saints don’t have their starting quarterback set in stone and as we all know, teams with questions at the quarterback spot typically don’t make a deep run in the playoffs (if they’re even lucky enough to make it to the playoffs).
The Saints’ Super Bowl odds reflect all of this, as they’re currently given +2500 odds to win the Lombardi Trophy this season, per WynnBet. This puts them squarely in the middle of the pack, as they have the 10th-lowest odds but are tied with four other teams with +2500 odds (the other teams in the 10th spot are Colts, Dolphins, Seahawks, and Titans).
The New Orleans Saints have the 10th-lowest odds to win the Super Bowl.
It shouldn’t shock anyone to see the Saints with the odds they currently have. They lost Drew Brees to retirement and lost some key free agents while not really adding much in return.
Be that as it may, the Saints are still a well-run team and Sean Payton is going to put them in a position to succeed. They play in a division with the Buccaneers, but the Falcons and Panthers are both rebuilding so there’s absolutely a chance New Orleans can get into the playoffs.
The teams with lower odds than New Orleans are the Chiefs (who are the favorites to win the Super Bowl with +500 odds), Buccaneers (+700), Bills/Rams/49ers (+1200), Ravens/Packers (+1400), Browns (+1500), and Broncos (+1700). The Broncos having lower odds than the Saints is bizarre considering they’re also in a situation where they don’t have their starting quarterback figured out, but the rest of these teams make sense.
It’s hard to be too upset with the Saints’ Super Bowl odds because of their quarterback situation. Any team that loses a Hall of Fame quarterback is usually due to drop off a bit but Payton is one of the best head coaches there is, so hopefully, he can keep them competitive.