It’s no shock coming off a 3-13-1 season, but the Detroit Lions indeed have very long odds to win Super Bowl LVII.
The Detroit Lions had a notable tie to Super Bowl LVI, as Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford made it to and won the season’s biggest game. Stafford, as doesn’t need to be reminded, spent the first 12 seasons of his career in Detroit with three playoff games under his belt before being traded to Los Angeles.
But the Lions appear to be on a good track. A 3-13-1 record this past season does not reflect how competitive they often were, and the fact they were 3-3 over the final six games. Another step toward contention is easy to see as possible for the 2022 season, but the Lions are not winning the Super Bowl next year. In 2023, things might be a little more interesting on that front.
The Detroit Lions confirmed to have long odds to win Super Bowl LVII
Super Bowl LVII will take place in Glendale, Arizona roughly a year from now. The top of the list (via WynnBet, via BetSided) of opening favorites win the game includes teams you’d expect (Chiefs, Bills, Rams, Bengals), and a couple (49ers, Broncos) that seem to assume the addition of a top-end quarterback this offseason.
At +15000 (or 150/1, in that term), the Lions are tied with the Houston Texans for the second-longest odds to win Super Bowl LVII according to WynnBet. The New York Jets come in with the longest odds (+20000, 200/1).
Whever there are early odds for who will win Super Bowl LVII posted, the Lions are naturally toward the bottom of the list coming off having the second-worst record in the league. They are at least a year away from being taken seriously as a contender, but for once there seems to be real potential in place.