The NY Jets will still be in rebuilding mode heading into the 2022 season, but oddsmakers clearly don't think they'll go far.
The Jets have long been considered one of the bottom-eight teams in the NFL after posting losing records in the last six years. In 2021, New York won twice as many games as it did in 2020, but the team showed salient weaknesses in its run and pass defense.
Still, the Jets seem on track to enjoy a more successful year in 2022 led by a young core consisting of Zach Wilson, Elijah Moore, and Michael Carter, among others.
Oddsmakers don't think so, though. WynnBET released its opening odds for who will win the Super Bowl in 2023, and lo and behold, the Jets rank dead last on the list.
NY Jets have ridiculously low odds to win the Super Bowl in 2023
New York has +20,000 odds to win the Lombardi Trophy, listed below the New York Giants, Detroit Lions, and Houston Texans.
The Super Bowl favorites, on the other hand, are more or less predictable: the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs are tied for the best odds at +700, followed by the Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams, and San Francisco 49ers.
A surprise inclusion may be the Denver Broncos who have the sixth-best odds in the NFL at +1500. Oddsmakers reasonably expect the Broncos to acquire a high-profile quarterback (namely, Aaron Rodgers) who will skyrocket them into postseason contention.
We're just a little miffed that sportsbooks regard the Jets in such low esteem.
The Jets will probably need a few more developmental years before they make a deep playoff run, much less win the Super Bowl, but having the worst odds in the entire league doesn't feel like an accurate reflection of the team.
The Giants and Texans arguably endured worse seasons last year, and at the very least, New York has a solid foundation and plan.
Can Robert Saleh and his team rewrite the narrative in 2022?