The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to sign Tom Brady. And while he won't be the Super Bowl favorite he has been in years past with the New England Patriots, Brady heading to Tampa Bay has caused the Buccaneers' odds to win Super Bowl LV to skyrocket.
Back in early February, the Buccaneers were +3500 to hoist next year's Lombardi Trophy, but with Brady in tow, they've already risen to +1800, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. That gives TB the fifth-best odds in the NFL.
As difficult as it is to picture Tampa Bay winning next year's Super Bowl, last year's Buccaneers team was far better than many perceived them to be. They were one of only three teams to finish with a top-five scoring offense and a top-five defense in Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics. The other two were the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.
It was Jameis Winston's 30 interceptions, and 35 total turnovers, that held this team back. For reference, the Carolina Panthers' offense had the second-most turnovers in the NFL, with 35. In other words, Winston alone accounted for as many turnovers as any franchise in the NFL.
Brady, on the other hand, has thrown 29 interceptions over the last four seasons combined.
With a much-more stable hand at quarterback, this team could get dangerous in a hurry. Of course, they'll face some serious competition from the Kansas City Chiefs (+650), Baltimore Ravens (+700), San Francisco 49ers (+900) and New Orleans Saints (+1300).
While the Buccaneers currently have the fifth-best odds to win the Super Bowl, those odds will surely continue to shift as the offseason progresses.
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