New York Jets listed as long shots to win Super Bowl LIV
By Justin Fried
After a dreadful 2018 season where the team finished 4-12, the New York Jets currently have the second worst odds out of any NFL team to win Super Bowl LIV.
While it should come as no surprise given their lackluster 2018 record and lack of key building blocks, the New York Jets currently sit at very low odds to emerge as Super Bowl LIV victors. Despite starting the season 3-3, the Jets lost nine of their last 10 games to fall to an uninspiring 4-12, completing their pitiful season.
Although the team will have around $100 million in cap space and is in possession of the No. 3 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, it will be difficult to fix this team in one season. As such, the expectations for the organization, especially next season, should be and are significantly curbed.
Per Oddshark.com, the Jets currently sit tied with a host of other teams including the Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Washington Redksins for the second worst odds to be champions of the NFL. Only the Miami Dolphins sit below the Jets giving Gang Green slight bragging rights over their divisional foes.
Early odds to win Super Bowl LIV (BetOnline):
KC +700LAR +800CHI/NE/NO +1000LAC +1200PIT +1400GB +1600MIN/PHI +1800IND +2000DAL +2200BAL/HOU +2500ATL/CAR/CLE/SEA +3300JAX/NYG/SF +4000TEN +5000ARI/BUF/CIN/DEN/DET +6600NYJ/OAK/TB/WSH +6600MIA +10000
— OddsShark (@OddsShark) January 16, 2019
The Jets seem to be set at the quarterback position with Sam Darnold but lack the pieces on offense to maximize his capabilities. On defense, the Jets have some serious talent but still lack in certain areas as the unit was underwhelming as a whole on the year.
Given the uncertainties surrounding the team, it is certainly fair to give them such low odds to win. After all, the Jets haven’t even taken part in a Super Bowl since the 1968-69 season making the odds even less likely given the team’s lack of recent success.
But at the end of the day, Super Bowl odds mean very little, especially in mid-January before free agency and the draft have come around. Until then, we will just have to wait and see how the team actually performs come the 2019 season.