The 2021 NFL season was a rollercoaster ride for the Cleveland Browns. Between Baker Mayfield's slew of injuries, Odell Beckham getting traded and the team missing out on the playoffs, there certainly was no shortage of drama in Cleveland.
Despite this season's shortcomings, better times could be on the horizon for the 'Dawg Pound.' After all, some oddsmakers see them contending for a championship next season.
Browns Super Bowl Odds
Browns fans will absolutely love their team's odds to win Super Bowl 57. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing Cleveland at +2200 to go on a championship run next season, which puts them in a tie with the Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for ninth-best odds.
The Browns will need a few things to go their way if they want a legitimate shot at Super Bowl 57. For starters, Mayfield must be 100% by the time the 2022 campaign begins. Offensive weapons like Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb and Kareem are still under contract, giving the 26-year-old quarterback all the tools he needs to succeed.
Cleveland also needs to properly utilize its estimated $28 million of cap space this offseason. The main priority should be improving the defense, with players like Jadeveon Clowney and Malik Jackson hitting free agency.
In addition to the Browns' cap space, management will have nine selections to work with at the 2022 NFL Draft. Assuming that those picks are used to fill Cleveland's most obvious holes, such as a No. 2 wideout for Mayfield, the team will be in much better shape come training camp.
Until then, Browns fans should relish the fact that oddsmakers have faith in a successful 2022 NFL season.
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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.