Super Bowl 56 Odds: Chiefs Favored to Win 2nd Title in Three Years

The 2021 NFL season is just around four months away, but that hasn’t stopped fans from thinking of the next Super Bowl. After all, it’s every fan’s dream to see their team hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy at least once in their lifetime.

Oddsmakers enjoy adding to this anticipation by releasing early odds on the next Super Bowl. That includes BetOnline, who’s favoring the Kansas City Chiefs (+575) to win their second championship in three seasons. It would also be the third season in a row that they make it to the Super Bowl.

Nevertheless, you can’t fault BetOnline for taking the Chiefs. They’ve been one of the most dominant teams in the league over the last handful of seasons, which is what happens you have Patrick Mahomes as your quarterback. The 2018 NFL MVP continues to dominate, throwing for 4,000-plus yards in each of his last three campaigns. Mahomes is also surrounded by some of the NFL’s most lethal pass-catchers in Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. It’s simply too hard for most teams to keep up with an offense like that.

At the end of the day, there aren’t too many AFC teams that are in the same tier as the Chiefs. Maybe the Buffalo Bills (+1100), but even that’s stretching it for the time being. Since their path to the Super Bowl is pretty simple, don’t be surprised if Kansas City makes it a habit of showing up for the biggest game in professional football.

2021 Super Bowl Odds

Odds* via BetOnline as of Friday, May 21

  • Kansas City Chiefs (+575)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+600)
  • Buffalo Bills (+1100)
  • Los Angeles Rams (+1100)
  • San Francisco 49ers (+1400)
  • Baltimore Ravens (+1600)
  • Cleveland Browns (+1600)
  • Green Bay Packers (+1600)
  • Indianapolis Colts (+2000)
  • Denver Broncos (+2500)
  • New England Patriots (+2800)
  • New Orleans Saints (+2800)
  • Seattle Seahawks (+2800)
  • Arizona Cardinals (+3300)
  • Dallas Cowboys (+3300)
  • Los Angeles Chargers (+3300)
  • Miami Dolphins (+3300)
  • Minnesota Vikings (+4000)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (+4000)
  • Tennessee Titans (+4000)
  • Atlanta Falcons (+5000)
  • Chicago Bears (+5000)
  • Las Vegas Raiders (+5000)
  • New York Giants (+5000)
  • Washington Football Team (+5000)
  • Carolina Panthers (+6600)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (+6600)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (+8000)
  • New York Jets (+8000)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (+12500)
  • Detroit Lions (+15000)
  • Houston Texans (+17500)

*Super Bowl odds will be updated regularly.

Buccaneers, Bills Have Next Best Odds

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the second-best odds to win Super Bowl 56 at +600, according to BetOnline. After all, they did manage to bring back most of their championship-winning roster over the offseason. Even though Tom Brady is one year older, he showed that he could still keep up with the best quarterbacks last season. The 43-year-old recorded 4,633 passing yards and 48 touchdowns on his way to his seventh Super Bowl back in February. Considering how the Buccaneers are pretty elite on both sides of the ball, it’s a realistic possibility that they’ll go on another championship run in 2021.

Meanwhile, the Bills (+1100) are trying to establish themselves as Super Bowl contenders. They took a big step in 2020, advancing all the way to the AFC Championship game where they lost to the Chiefs. Still, this effort showed a lot of guts and a big part of it was thanks to Josh Allen. The 25-year-old quarterback unlocked his potential last campaign, throwing for over 4,500 yards and 37 touchdowns for the first time in his career. If he can continue to progress in the upcoming NFL season, the Bills stand a real chance at playing in Super Bowl 56.

Broncos Surprisingly High Super Bowl Odds

Considering how the Denver Broncos ended the 2020 season by missing the playoffs with a 5-11-0 record, it seems strange that they would have the 10th-best Super Bowl odds at +2500. On the other hand, it’s likely due to the fact that they’re rumored to be the No. 1 destination for Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers if he’s traded.

Any team that the three-time NFL MVP is on would instantly become a Super Bowl contender. With that being said, there’s no telling how close the Broncos are to landing him. The Packers may not even end up trading him and, if that’s the case, Denver likely won’t come close to a Super Bowl.

Devon Platana
Devon Platana

After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.