As the football offseason continues, fans and experts alike are already looking ahead to the 2021 NFL season. With just how much each team has changed over the last several months, it’ll be interesting to see if these offseason moves have made a difference.
BetOnline has already released a bunch of betting markets on the 2021 NFL season, including one that looks at which team will have the best regular season record. While there are some really good teams out there, the oddsmaker is favoring the Kansas City Chiefs at +300 odds to be the top team in the league next season.
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, especially with how the Chiefs have been one of the best team’s in the NFL ever since superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes came to town. Since Mahomes became the starter in 2018, the Chiefs have gone 38-10 in the regular season, which includes when they led the league with a 14-2 record last season. Considering how Kansas City has surrounded their generational signal-caller with offensive talents that include Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Clyde Edwards-Helaire, it’s not hard to imagine the Chiefs dominating again in the 2021 NFL season.
After all, there’s a reason why they’re BetOnline’s favorite to win Super Bowl 56 as well.
2021 NFL Odds: Who Will Be the Best Regular Season Team?
Odds via BetOnline as of Friday, June 25
- Kansas City Chiefs (+300)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+500)
- Buffalo Bills (+900)
- Baltimore Ravens (+1200)
- Cleveland Browns (+1200)
- Los Angeles Rams (+1200)
- San Francisco 49ers (+1200)
- Seattle Seahawks (+1400)
- Green Bay Packers (+2000)
- Dallas Cowboys (+2500)
- Indianapolis Colts (+2500)
Full odds list available at BetOnline.ag.
Buccaneers Looking to Continue Momentum
At +500 odds, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the second-best odds at ending the 2021 NFL season with the best record. It’s kind of surprising at first, considering how the Buccaneers are coming off of a Super Bowl 55 victory. Still, these odds won’t detract them from being one of the top teams in the league next season.
The Buccaneers are all about proving people wrong. People thought that Tom Brady couldn’t be a No. 1 quarterback at this stage of his career, but he still threw for 4,633 passing yards and 40 touchdowns last season. People also said that he couldn’t win without New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, but his seventh Super Bowl ring says other ways.
Nevertheless, the Buccaneers brought back most of their Super Bowl-winning team for the 2021 NFL season. Brady still has the trio of Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Antonio Brown to pass to, as well as his longtime favorite tight end Rob Gronkowski. While they may not be the favorites, it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see the Buccaneers as a top team next season.
2021 NFL Odds: Can the Bill Shock the League?
As people debate whether the Chiefs or Buccaneers will be the top team in the NFL next season, you can’t forget about the Buffalo Bills (+900). Once a laughing stock around the league, the Bills turned into legitimate contenders last season. QB Josh Allen had a breakout campaign, throwing for 4,544 yards and 37 TDs. His improvements helped carry Buffalo to a 13-3-0 record.
A big part of his improvement came from Buffalo bringing in WR Stefon Diggs, who immediately had chemistry with Allen. The 27-year-old wideout had a career year with the Bills, finishing with 8 touchdowns and a career-high 1,535 receiving yards. As a result of this instant chemistry, the Bills made it all the way to the AFC Championship Game, where they lost to the Chiefs.
Considering how the Bills play in a fairly weak AFC division that they went a perfect 6-0-0 against last year, looking for Buffalo to try and replicate that success in the 2021 NFL season.