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Now that the NFL Draft has concluded and rookies have started working with their respective teams, the 2019 season contenders and pretenders are becoming more clear.
However, next season's betting favorite to win Super Bowl LIV remains a familiar face in the New England Patriots (+700), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Patriots were immediately named the favorites to repeat after their Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams, who currently have the fourth-best odds to win it all next season at +900.
Rob Gronkowski's retirement doesn't seem like it's slowed New England down too much, since the Pats added tight end Ben Watson and receivers Demaryius Thomas and N'Keal Harry to pick up some of the receiving slack. The Rams, on the other hand, have been concerned about Todd Gurley's knee, which would be a major blow to this high-powered offense.
Other major contenders include the Kansas City Chiefs (+800), New Orleans Saints (+850) and the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Chargers are tied at +1400. The Browns are the only team in this mix that didn't make the playoffs last season, but Cleveland has been quite an active participant this offseason.
The Browns have named Freddie Kitchens as their new head coach and added playmakers to their rosters like Odell Beckham Jr., Kareem Hunt and Olivier Vernon. The seemingly-eternal rebuilding period in Cleveland appears to be over, as the Browns boast some of the best odds to win it all going into the 2019 season.
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