The Chiefs remain Super Bowl favorites with current odds of 5-1 to win it all in 2020.
While the typical odds for any team to win back-to-back championships in the NFL are long, given that only the New England Patriots have pulled off the feat in the last 20 years, the Kansas City Chiefs are the oddsmakers’ favorites to win it all in 2020. Per R.J. White of CBS Sportsline, the Chiefs are currently at 5-1 odds to win Super Bowl LV next February.
The Chiefs came back from a 20-10 deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers last winter for their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. However they’re not expected to wait long for their next Lombardi Trophy given the collection of talent on the team’s roster. Everything begins with the combination of legendary head coach Andy Reid and the best starting quarterback in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes. With that foundational tandem, the Chiefs already have a leg up over much of the league.
This offseason, the Chiefs have been focused on one primary goal: keeping the band together for another run. The team surprised nearly everyone with a restructured deal that kept wide receiver Sammy Watkins on the team another year. Even rotational veterans like defensive lineman Mike Pennel and wideout Demarcus Robinson were brought back in free agency to secure depth and to keep the learning curve at bay.
It’s that last point that could prove to be most important. In a year when teams have been forced to cancel so many on-ramps onto the team for new coaches and players (e.g. offseason training activities, minicamps, etc.), the Chiefs have a strong core of players who know what’s expected of them.
As for others on the list, the Baltimore Ravens came in at 13/2 odds and then the 49ers, the defending NFC champs, at 7-1. You can see a complete list here,