Browns Being Disrespected Early Super Bowl 57 Odds
Expectations were high for the Cleveland Browns ahead of the 2021 NFL season. Unfortunately, a campaign marred by injuries and inconsistent play led to them finishing with an 8-9 record and missing the playoffs for the 18th time since 2003.
While the Browns may end up using free agency and the 2022 NFL Draft to help turn things around, they still have their doubters out there. And Cleveland fans may find their team's current Super Bowl LVII odds to be somewhat disrespectful.
Cleveland Browns Super Bowl Odds
The Browns currently have +2400 odds to win Super Bowl LVII, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. While those odds are technically 10th best, it puts Cleveland in a tie with four other teams.
The Browns need a lot of things to go right to prove the doubters wrong next season. For starters, quarterback Baker Mayfield must make a full recovery. He was injured for the majority of 2021, including playing with a torn labrum.
With an injured Mayfield, the Browns averaged just 20.5 points per game — 13th-worst in the league. If he can get back to his 2020 level, Cleveland will be a better team because of it.
The Browns also need to figure out how to play more consistently. Weeks 2 to 4 was the only time that Cleveland won consecutive games last year, making it tough to succeed in the NFL. Once the team can consistently win games — especially against above-.500 teams — the results will fall into place.
The good news is that the Browns have the resources to make improvements. They have nine picks ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft and just over $26 million of cap space. If they can properly utilize what they have, the Browns' Super Bowl LVII odds could look much better in a few months.
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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.