People often receive advice to “live in the moment” or “seize the present.” Many NFL fans would love to be in full support of the Super Bowl festivities right now. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that only two fanbases can truly enjoy this time in early February.
For the other 30 teams, including the one in Foxborough, can only look ahead to the future.
Luckily, some sportsbooks set the early projections and expectations for the 2023 season. Of course, super Bowl futures will obviously not tell how the real story plays out (Hello, Buffalo). But how could Patriots fans not want some way too early motivation for the next league year?
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the New England Patriots currently have +5000 odds to win the 2024 Super Bowl in Las Vegas. Those odds rank tied for 20th in the NFL, the same as the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings.
They are the 11th best odds in the AFC, in between the Cleveland Browns (+4500) and Pittsburgh Steelers (+6000), and are last in the AFC East. The Buffalo Bills (+650), New York Jets (+2500), and Miami Dolphins (+3000) all have shorter odds.
The +5000 odds would be the worst preseason odds for the franchise since the 2001 season. Given how last season went for the Patriots, it makes sense they would be placed in the middle of the pack for the conference. However, there is a decent chance this is the highest number posted for the Patriots all year.
The combination of the Bill O’Brien hiring, salary cap space for the upcoming free agency period, and recent success in the NFL Draft should eventually lead to odds being similar to the 2022 season (+3000).
Recommendation: Bet a small amount or avoid it altogether. Wait for AFC East odds and win total props to be posted. There will still be a good value for the Patriots in both of those markets.