Now that the NFL Draft has come and gone, we can look ahead to more free agency, preseason cuts and, yes, projecting the 2024 Super Bowl winner. With the draft, you're trying to add talent to help you now and down the line. These players can be high-impact from Day 1 and help add to a Super Bowl run. Below, we'll look at the top five teams regarding their updated Super Bowl odds and analyze the value. All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Kansas City Chiefs (+600)
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Yeah, this isn't really a surprise. The Chiefs spent the offseason replacing Orlando Brown Jr. on the offensive line with Jawaan Taylor. They added a solid pass rusher in Charles Omenihu. The Chiefs also lost key players in Andrew Wylie along the offensive line, Juan Thornhill in the secondary, and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.
In the draft, the Chiefs added more pass rush help with Kansas State's Felix Anudike-Uzomah. They added another weapon for quarterback Patrick Mahomes in Rashee Rice. He should be a potential No. 5 option behind Kadarius Toney, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Travis Kelce and Skyy Moore.
The Chiefs didn't really address the offensive line outside of a development tackle in Wanya Morris, so we'll have to see how Lucas Niang holds up at right tackle.
Overall, the Chiefs have a similar roster headed into the year -- which, hey, won them the Super Bowl, so it makes sense they're back on top again.
San Francisco 49ers (+700)
The 49ers having the second-best odds is interesting. If not for all of their quarterbacks getting hurt, one could argue that they may have had a better chance against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC championship game.
While that's a valid take, questions linger for the second straight season about who the starting quarterback will be -- Trey Lance or Brock Purdy.
Purdy is still recovering from his elbow injury. And if he's the starter, does the team trade Lance, a player they traded for with three first-round picks and more?
Purdy started five games for the team during the regular season. He was excellent, completing over 67% of his passes for 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. However, you have to wonder how NFL teams will approach him this season with a full offseason to evaluate.
As for the NFL Draft, the 49ers didn't have a first- or second-round pick. Their first two picks were used on a solid safety in Ji'Ayir Brown from Penn State and Michigan kicker Jake Moody.
As with the Chiefs, this is more or less the same roster. Still, their draft included few impact players, especially along the offensive line.
Philadelphia Eagles (+750)
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The Eagles were a fumble return for a touchdown away from potentially winning the 2023 Super Bowl, and they added numerous talented players in the draft. They moved up one spot to add Jalen Carter, who fell due to off-the-field concerns but will provide intense pass rush as a rotational player with Jordan Davis and Fletcher Cox. Closing out the first round, they added a Haason Reddick-like pass rusher in Nolan Smith. Rounding out their draft, they added a guard who will play meaningful snaps in Tyler Steen, safety depth in Sydney Brown, cornerback depth in Kelee Ringo, and more interior defensive depth in Moro Ojomo in the seventh round.
While the 49ers and Chiefs stayed the same, more or less, the Eagles got better, especially when it comes to rushing the passer -- which will be necessary if they meet Mahomes and the Chiefs again.
And, oh yeah, they signed quarterback Jalen Hurts to a massive, $255 million extension. They're ready to go.
Cincinnati Bengals (+850)
The Bengals always have one of the best offenses in the league. With their first three picks, they added impact defensive players.
With their first pick, they took Myles Murphy, who didn't quite have the college campaign he hoped for but won't be asked to start immediately. In the second, they added an insane athlete in DJ Turner; he's not a polished cornerback yet, but he'll play meaningful developmental snaps this season.
They lost Jessie Bates this offseason and added a safety with Jordan Battle.
With their next four picks, they drafted two wide receivers, Charlie Jones and Andrei Iosivas, running back Chase Brown and punter Brad Robbins. Jones and Iosivas won't need to play right away, of course, but Jones is a solid route-runner. Brown's selection is notable because the future of Joe Mixon on the team is currently unknown. Brown was a workhorse in college and could do it again here if needed.
The Bengals added Orlando Brown Jr.; and while Jonah Williams may want out, if they can keep him on board, they'll be in a position to have a fine offensive line while adding more weapons and defensive talent.
Buffalo Bills (+850)
The Bills couldn't add another wide receiver to help Gabe Davis and Stefon Diggs, but they did trade up in the NFL Draft to take top tight end Dalton Kincaid. If the Bills can scheme some plays to have Davis, Diggs, Kincaid and Dawson Knox on the field, that'll be intriguing. Body type-wise, Kincaid and Knox are similar, but what's fascinating about these players is that the Bills seemingly want guys who can win in one-on-one matchups.
The Bills also had some offensive line needs, and they added a monster at guard in O'Cyrus Torrence, who should be a Day 1 starter.
The Bills are coming off a tough season, with everything that happened with Damar Hamlin, and they'll look to rebound. They added another weapon and upgraded the offensive line, but the AFC East got more challenging this offseason with Aaron Rodgers headed to the New York Jets, who have the sixth-best odds of winning the Super Bowl.
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