Teams have reported for training camp in the National Football League, and that means the next season is right around the corner. Fans and bettors have already ramped their excitement up and started to look ahead to the Super Bowl, wondering which team will emerge victorious. So much can change between now and February, but most gambling operators have odds and favourites for this year already picked.
If you’re wondering who has the best odds according to the top betting sites, we’ve got you covered with a look at the top nine teams projected as most likely to win the 2024 Super Bowl.
Kansas City Chiefs (+600)
The favourite will come as no surprise, as the Chiefs are the defending champion. They lost some key pieces this offseason, and their wide receiver core looks shaky, but they return coach Andy Reid, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce, and defensive tackle Chris Jones. That core group, who has been leading the way on the run of dominance the Chiefs are on, is all this team needs to be elite. Other guys will surely step up, and with the best quarterback in football and an all-time tight end, there is no question their offence will be explosive.
Philadelphia Eagles (+750)
The Eagles finished as the runner-up last season to the Chiefs, and they will come into the season with considerable expectations to bring similar results. Led by stud quarterback Jalen Hurts and with a talented defence, a stacked offensive line, and one of the game’s best receiving squads, there is no reason to imagine a falloff for the Eagles. They lost some key players in the offseason but did an admirable job of replacing them. Some experts expect them to be even better than they were last year, with most calling for another incredible season.
San Francisco 49ers (+850)
The 49ers have a real chance to get over the hump this season, as they’ve come very close to winning in coach Kyle Shanahan’s tenure but never got it done. They bring back what could be the best defence in the league, as well as maybe the most talented collection of skill position players. Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Christian McCaffrey, and George Kittle are an elite collection of offensive talent. The question mark is QB, as Brock Purdy is the projected starter. He was incredible in a small sample size last season, going from a seventh-rounder to a leading playoff performer.
Buffalo Bills (+900)
There have been a lot of positive expectations for the Bills, and this year could be the year they deliver a Super Bowl. They have one of the game’s best quarterbacks, Josh Allen, as well as a defence that has talent at every level. They are led by Stefon Diggs at wideout, who is one of the top receivers in the league. But for some reason, the Bills haven’t been able to put it all together and get to the big game, and this team isn’t dramatically different from previous iterations. Still, the talent is there for a Super Bowl run.
Cincinnati Bengals (+1000)
The Bengals made a surprise Super Bowl trip in 2022 and then were a game away in 2023 as well. This could be the year they win it all. They are led by an offence with Joe Burrow, one of the league’s rising superstar QBs, as well as weapons Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase. And their defence has been lights out for the past few years as well. They added offensive line improvement, which could be a difference-maker. But there are some defensive questions after the departures of their starting safeties.
Dallas Cowboys (+1500)
The Cowboys had another solid season end in playoff disappointment, but they re-tooled this offseason to address some core weaknesses. Adding Brandin Cooks to their wideout room and Stephon Gilmore to their DB squad will make this team much more dangerous on the perimeter and complement the stars they already have. Coach Mike McCarthy has assumed play-calling duty, and Ezekiel Elliot is off the team, so it will be a different look from the Cowboys this year. Can they avoid their annual infuriating loss in the divisional or wild-card round?
New York Jets (+1600)
The New York Jets are a team that could be dominant or could disappoint. They added Aaron Rodgers to a group that looked like an up-and-coming squad last year, addressing their biggest weakness. However, Rodgers is not young, at 39. If he has another great year in him, the Jets will be stacked. They have an elite defence led by young stars Sauce Gardner and Quinnen Williams. Their offence has skill position talent with massive potential, led by Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson. If everything comes together, this is a real contending team.
Baltimore Ravens (+2000)
The Baltimore Ravens had a dramatic offseason due to the mystery of Lamar Jackson’s contract, but the dust has settled on that issue. Now, they are entering the year with a healthy Jackson and the best receiving squad the team has had in a long time. Odell Beckham Jr., Rashod Bateman, and first-round pick Zay Flowers form a talented trio, and Mark Andrews will continue his strong run at tight end. Strangely for the Ravens, there are some defensive question marks, particularly at pass-rush, but with talents like Marlon Humphrey and Roquan Smith on the roster, they should be fine.
Miami Dolphins (+2500)
The Miami Dolphins showed a lot of upside last year. Tua Tagovailoa showed that he could be an excellent quarterback when healthy. Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill formed arguably the league’s top wide receiver duo. And coach Mike McDaniel seemed to know how to push the right buttons. But injuries to Tagovailoa and a middling defence dimmed the optimism around this team. It is a new year. The Dolphins brought in Jalen Ramsey to lead the defence and Vic Fangio to be the coordinator. They should be drastically improved on that end. And Tua is healthy. If everything clicks, they’re a team that can be the darlings of the NFL.