With minicamps rocking across the NFL, the excitement for the Super Bowl to get here keeps on climbing. With this, countless eyes are on teams like Buffalo, Kansas City, Tampa Bay and many more. With that said, the Bills are the slight favorites to win the Super Bowl this season, and people all over New York state are buying into the hype.
The reason for that? It's no question the play of Josh Allen. The superstar quarterback and former first-round pick nearly led the Bills to the AFC Championship Game for the second-straight year last season, but the team suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes was able to take down Allen once again, which was tough to see.
With that said, the Bills are fired up to get the job done this year. The addition of Von Miller, a future Hall of Famer, has only added to the intrigue for this team. The Bills adding Miller, who won the Super Bowl last year with the Rams, has only helped this team's NFL odds to win the Super Bowl grow through the best-rated Canadian sportsbooks. Miller is ecstatic for the future too.
"I could have just stayed in LA and just rode off into the sunset and just rushed with Aaron Donald and piled up sacks but I wasn't content," Miller said via NFL.com. "I wasn't content with where I was at. I still wanted more. I just want to be part of something special. This is a special team. They're right on edge, and I just wanted to be that last drop to overflow these guys."
Tom Brady's return has Tampa Bay in the Super Bowl hunt too
As excited as everyone is for the Bills this year, Tom Brady's return has Tampa Bay in the Super Bowl hunt too. According to the oddsmakers, the Bucs have the No. 2 best Super Bowl odds for this upcoming season. Brady is a major reason for that, as he's one of the best quarterbacks in the league right now despite being well over 40 years old. Brady retired shortly after the 2021 season ended.
However, Brady clearly still had a ton of passion for the game and realized that he wasn't ready to hang up his cleats just yet. Brady won six Super Bowls with the Patriots and one in his first year with the Bucs. Now, he's hoping to win his eighth Super Bowl before he retires. Will that come next winter? Everyone in Florida is hoping that happens to be the case, as Brady is fired up to record a strong year.
"At this stage, it’s like 55% yes and 45% no," Brady said. "It’s not 100-0. That’s just the reality. It’s not that I’m not 100% committed, it’s just as soon as I make the commitment to do it, it’s like ‘Ugh. All right, here we go.’ It’s like running a marathon. You can’t decide two weeks before the marathon, ‘Hey, I’m going to start running.’ We got right to free agency and I felt some pressure to do it."
Brady is now ready to help the Bucs get the job done this year, and the pressure will certainly be on him to get things done. In order for the Bucs to have any shot of winning the Super Bowl, Brady will have to play at an unreal level once again, while Mike Evans and Co. will also need to make plays for the offence. Only time will tell if everyone on TB can rise to the occasion for this team.
The Chiefs and Rams also have strong Super Bowl odds
Don't forget that the Chiefs and Rams also have strong Super Bowl odds heading into next season. This is no surprise, as the two squads feature some of the best players in the game. Starting with the Chiefs, things begin with Mahomes. The former Texas Tech standout is no doubt one of the best QBs out there, and he's only gotten better with each season. Things will be different for him this year.
Everyone knows that Tyreek Hill has been traded to the Miami Dolphins, which will leave a major gap in the offence for Andy Reid and his coaching staff. Despite that, Travis Kelce is still the best tight end in the game, and he'll look to step up for Mahomes. On top of that, JuJu Smith-Schuster has signed with the team, and he'll be set to make plays all over the field as well.
As for the Rams, this team indeed won it all last year, and the addition of Bobby Wagner has taken off the sting of losing Miller in free agency. It's up in the air if Odell Beckham Jr. returns or not, but he'd be a giant late splash in the offseason for the team. LA has what it takes to repeat as champs, so we'll see if Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff can power the team to a title. Keep an eye on them for sure.