The Carolina Panthers eye-catching NFL Draft has done nothing for their odds on making an unlikely Super Bowl run in 2020.
While the Carolina Panthers news team would have been delighted to make some headlines by becoming the first team in NFL history to use every draft selection on defense. This has not altered their odds of making the unlikeliest of challenges for a Super Bowl in 2020.
According to recent odds published by Action Network, the Panthers drifted from 70-1 to an eye-watering 100-1 to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy next season. The firm sees the organization having the fourth-worst chance of attaining the crown, slightly ahead of the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Washington Redskins.
The Kansas City Chiefs remain favorites to land back-to-back Super Bowl titles, closely followed by the Baltimore Ravens at 13-2. The NFC champion San Francisco 49ers are currently 9-1 following their recent trade for stud left tackle Trent Williams.
Other notable contenders according to the odds are two of the Panthers rivals in the NFC South. The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers both sit at 12-1, with the Dallas Cowboys’ chances ranked at 17-1.
While the Panthers news regarding such lowly odds will come as no surprise. A strong draft full of potential defensive playmakers might see them do better than experts predict if some of the rookies can contribute right away.
Youth does not always inspire a significant amount of confidence in the NFL. This could be the reason behind the Panthers’ dramatic drift to triple figures.
Whether this will be on a quarterback will be dependent on how free-agent signing Teddy Bridgewater performs in his first year with the organization. If he fails to make the most of his second chance to be a prolonged starter in the league, it may force the Panthers’ hand to go in a different direction.
The upcoming season is a relatively free hit for new head coach Matt Rhule with the Panthers. This is reflected in the little chance given to them by those compiling the book.