The New England Patriots had a disastrous 2023 season that saw starting quarterback Mac Jones get demoted to the third string and head coach Bill Belichick lose his job.
It’s not often the Patriots finish with four wins, let alone have a top-3 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, but it’s a good starting point for first-year head coach Jerod Mayo. Mayo took over for Belichick after he spent five years as the linebackers coach for New England.
The 37-year-old Mayo has a tough job ahead of him as the Patriots have holes on both sides of the ball that must be addressed in free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft. The job won’t be finished overnight, as the Patriots’ brass understands that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and it will take some time to become Super Bowl contenders again.
If you are a Patriots fan, you aren’t thinking about the Super Bowl next season. However, we have odds for Super Bowl 59 on FanDuel Sportsbook, which already tells us how the oddsmakers feel about the Mayo-led Patriots.
Patriots News: New England Long Shots to Win Super Bowl Next Season
To no one’s surprise, the Patriots are considered long-shots at 150/1 odds (+15000) to win the Super Bowl next season. The only other team with worse odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy is the Carolina Panthers (+25000), who also have a new head coach in Dave Canales.
The Patriots and three other teams (Washington Commanders, Tennessee Titans, and New York Giants) have +15000 odds to win the Super Bowl. However, you can make the case that it’s disrespectful for New England to be grouped with those teams based on the success over the years with Robert Kraft and Belichick.
Heading into next season, the Pats won’t have Belichick on the sidelines anymore. But with the amount of cap space New England has, they could easily double their win total if things break their way.
This season, we saw the Houston Texans win 10 games and go to the playoffs with first-year head coach DeMeco Ryans after having three wins in 2022. However, the Texans hit on both of their first-round picks (C.J. Stroud and Will Anderson Jr.) and had a good group of veterans on both sides of the ball.
For the Patriots to earn that respect from football fans and oddsmakers, they must hit on their first-round pick at No. 3 overall.
If New England finds their future franchise quarterback and fills out the roster with playmakers at the skill positions and talent on defense, they could make some noise next season. The Pats’ odds to win Super Bowl 58 in the preseason were +6000, with Jones starting at quarterback.
What would be the difference between a rookie quarterback or Jones potentially starting next season as QB1?
Now granted, the rookie quarterback would be getting adjusted to the speed of the NFL, working with a first-time head coach, and playing in a tough division. However, we need to wait and see what Mayo and Co. do this offseason before we can outright disrespect them and not give them a chance to make those improvements.
While the Patriots might not get anywhere close to the Super Bowl next season, bettors should still take advantage of FanDuel’s limited-time $200 bonus.
New customers just have to bet $5 on whoever wins the Super Bowl between San Francisco and Kansas City. And if your bet wins, you will get $200 in bonus bets that you could put a few dollars on the Pats to win it all.
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