Seahawks Super Bowl Odds Are Disrespectful Following 2020 NFL Free Agency

David Kaestle
Russell Wilson will lead the Seahawks as a Super Bowl contender heading into the 2020 season.
Russell Wilson will lead the Seahawks as a Super Bowl contender heading into the 2020 season. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks feel like they're going to be Super Bowl contenders as long as they have Russell Wilson under center. They came up short in 2019, but that doesn't mean they should be considered long-shots by as much as oddsmakers seem to have settled in 2020.

Seattle is still among the tops of the league in odds to win Super Bowl 55 at +2000 (eighth in the NFL), but its a few teams ahead of them that should make them feel disrespected.

Both the Philadelphia Eagles (+1900) and Dallas Cowboys (+1900) have better odds than Seattle. Both of those teams finished worse than Seattle last year, with nine and eight wins, respectively.

The Seahawks have made deals to add Quinten Dunbar and Greg Olsen, which should both help improve the team. The Cowboys, on the other hand, haven't exactly made signings that would indicate an improvement either. In fact, Dallas lost Byron Jones, Jason Witten and Robert Quinn, doing little to replace any of them.

Philly was able to trade for cornerback Darius Slay and sign defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, both solid moves that should help their team improve, but if that will equal two or three more wins to get in the Seahawks' range is anyone's guess.

Seattle might not be done yet in free agency, they could very well bring back Jadeveon Clowney or find other ways to spend their remaining $11.1 million in cap space, but regardless of how it finishes out this offseason, fans shouldn't be happy with the Seahawks positioning in the Super Bowl odds.

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