With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning Super Bowl 55 against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Bucs defeated the betting odds and beat the reigning champions to keep them from going back-to-back for the first time since the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots.
Going into the 2021-22 season, the early betting odds to be the next NFL champions lies with the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes. There are several teams that are early longshots as well, who could end up being massive underdogs.
The NFL offseason could present a big shift in the betting odds, but as of now, the Chiefs remain the powerhouse in the AFC. If Tom Brady is returning to the Bucs like he said he should, the Bucs could very well remain the favorites of the NFC.
However, teams like the Green Bay Packers and the Buffalo Bills poise serious threats to make the Super Bowl and bring home the Lombardi Trophy. It’s never too early to look ahead at the possible threats, early dark horses, and longshots in the 2022 Early NFL Super Bowl betting odds.
Teams with the Best Betting Odds to Win the Super Bowl in 2022
Kansas City Chiefs (+600)
The Chiefs remain one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl in 2022. As long as the team has quarterback Patrick Mahomes under center, bettors can always consider them to be an easy pick for the championship game. With the team keeping the core of Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce on the offense, there doesn’t seem to be a sign of stopping for this team that’s led by head coach Andy Reid. They open as early +600 favorites to win Super Bowl 56.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1000)
The current Super Bowl champions will do whatever it takes to repeat in 2022. Quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski have said they will be returning for another run and head coach Bruce Arians has said that they will be doing whatever they can to retain their key free agents.
If the team can keep their same core of players together, there’s no reason to believe that they wouldn’t return to the big game. With an opportunity to continue to improve through the NFL Draft, Tampa Bay is setting itself up for a repeat.
Green Bay Packers (+900)
The Green Bay Packers are one of the teams that many expected to get to the Super Bowl in 2021, but a loss to the Bucs in the playoffs prevented Aaron Rodgers from reaching another Super Bowl. In 2022, the Packers will look to improve their roster to get back to the NFC Championship game with their MVP-caliber quarterback.
Buffalo Bills (+1200)
The Buffalo Bills were one of the most exciting teams to watch in the NFL and were legitimate contenders for the 2021 Super Bowl. Quarterback Josh Allen made huge strides after the addition of wide receiver Stefon Diggs and led one of the most productive offenses in the league.
The defensive front for the Bills was one of the most dominant units in the NFL and nearly helped them get to the Super Bowl until they ran into the Chiefs. With an offseason to improve their offense and grow their defense, the Bills currently pose the biggest threat to be an underdog winner of Super Bowl 56.
Team with worse betting odds to win the Super Bowl in 2022
Jacksonville Jaguars (+10000)
With the first overall pick in the NFL Draft and a brand new coaching staff, the Jaguars currently have the worst odds to win the Super Bowl in 2022. With the team likely taking quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the draft, the team will be a fun one to put money on as a longshot bet but would be an unlikely winner of Super Bowl 56.