Patriots Odds to Make Playoffs in 2020 Are Surprisingly High Without Tom Brady

Max Staley
The Patriots have surprisingly good odds to make the postseason in 2020.
The Patriots have surprisingly good odds to make the postseason in 2020. / Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

Even after losing Tom Brady in free agency to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New England Patriots still look poised for a postseason run in 2020.

Patriots Odds to Make Playoffs 2020

New England is currently available at -198 odds to make the postseason, giving the Pats the fifth-best odds to make the NFL Playoffs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. That's an implied probability of a 66.4 percent shot of making it back to the postseason without their star QB under center next season.

New England's primary competition in the AFC East, the Buffalo Bills, are tied for the eighth-best odds to clinch a postseason berth at -160. But both teams are tied at +120 to win the AFC East outright, which suggests that the Patriots might be more likely to clinch a Wild Card berth if they don't win the division than the Bills would.

Interestingly, though, the Patriots' odds to win the Super Bowl tell a similar story. They're available at +2200 to win Super Bowl LV, putting them in a four-way tie with the Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers for the ninth-best odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

Without Brady, it should come as no surprise that this team's ceiling has seemingly been lowered, at least judging by the odds. But it looks like Bill Belichick could coax a pretty solid season out of what he's still working with in New England and maybe even a playoff berth out of this team in 2020.

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