NY Jets considered a longshot to win Super Bowl in 2025

Oddsmakers don't like the Jets' chances next season

NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers
NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA

When the NY Jets traded for Aaron Rodgers a little under a year ago, they did so with the expectation that the four-time MVP could help them compete for a Super Bowl.

The Jets weren't just trying to contend for a playoff spot. They weren't just trying to push for a wild card berth. The Jets had legitimate Super Bowl aspirations with Rodgers under center.

Unfortunately, those aspirations, at least in the short term, were crushed once Rodgers went down with a torn Achilles four plays into his Jets career. But with Rodgers returning in 2024, the hope is once again that he can make the Jets Super Bowl contenders.

Vegas seems to have other ideas, however. The latest Super Bowl odds for next season, courtesy of FanDuel, have the Jets as +3000 longshots to lift the Lombardi Trophy in 2025.

That's the same odds as teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Chargers and one spot ahead of the currently quarterback-less Minnesota Vikings. Even the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons aren't too far behind.

Vegas does not believe Aaron Rodgers and the NY Jets are Super Bowl contenders

The skepticism is fair to some degree. Rodgers will turn 41 years old before the end of the 2024 season, and it's been a few years now since we've seen him perform at an elite level. It's hard to know what to expect from him next season.

On top of that, the Jets have legitimate holes on their roster around Rodgers. The offensive line is a major question mark entering the offseason, as is the team's wide receiver room outside of Garrett Wilson.

There are also genuine questions about the Jets' coaching staff, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. The oddsmakers find it hard to believe that a Nathaniel Hackett-led offense will win a Super Bowl next season.

Ultimately, while the Jets do have Super Bowl aspirations for next season, it's hard to disagree with Vegas' analysis. The Jets haven't made the playoffs in 13 years. They haven't finished above .500 since 2015.

Given everything we saw unfold last season, it's difficult to imagine this Jets team making a Super Bowl run in 2024. It's obviously possible, but there are just too many external variables to be confident about the state of the franchise at the moment.

Rodgers is often at his best when he's doubted. He and the Jets are already being counted out ahead of the 2024 season. Perhaps that underdog mindset can lend optimism to a Jets fan base that desperately needs some.