With NFL training camps set to open around the league on Tuesday, July 27, football fans won't have to wait much longer to see their favorite team in action. The 2021 NFL season will culminate on February 13, 2022 with Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, and the early Super Bowl 2022 odds suggest the big game could feature a very familiar matchup.
The oddsmakers at William Hill Sportsbook list the Kansas City Chiefs at +500 (risk $100 to win $500) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at +650 as the top Super Bowl 56 contenders. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes should benefit from playing behind a rebuilt offensive line, which was an a glaring issue in their embarrassing Super Bowl LV loss to Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers were able to bring back all of the key pieces from their 2021 Super Bowl LV run, while also adding depth to their roster during free agency and the NFL Draft.
Traditionally, at this point in the offseason, Super Bowl odds won't move much. This year could be much different, however, if the Green Bay Packers give in and trade disgruntled quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, reportedly turned down a contract offer from the Packers that would have made him the highest-paid player in NFL history and kept him in Green Bay for another five seasons. If a trade ultimately happens, the Packers' championship odds would plummet, while Rodgers' new team would instantly become a top Super Bowl LVI contender. Speculation that the Denver Broncos are Rodgers' preferred trade destination has already resulted in the Broncos Super Bowl 2022 odds moving from +6000 to +2500.
Other teams that have generated some Super Bowl 56 buzz as of late are the Buffalo Bills, who are looking to build off a trip to the AFC Championship last year, the Dallas Cowboys, who are primed for a "very, very special" season according to quarterback Dak Prescott, and the Los Angeles Rams, whose new quarterback (Matthew Stafford) has head coach Sean McVay more optimistic than ever.
Which Super Bowl LVI long shot provides a juicy price and is worth the risk? And what other teams provide value at their current Super Bowl 2022 odds? Check out the latest Super Bowl LVI odds below, then join SportsLine to see where all the value lays.
Super Bowl 2022 odds, favorites, top contenders (via William Hill)
Washington Football Team +5000