Super Bowl LVIII has concluded, with the Kansas City Chiefs emerging victorious once again, defeating the 49ers with a score of 25-22 and clinching their third Lombardi Trophy in five years.
As the Chiefs prepare for their celebratory parade this week, the rest of the NFL is already eyeing Super Bowl LIX, eager to seize the throne from Kansas City.
Among those teams looking to dethrone the Chiefs are the Cleveland Browns, whose promising 2023 season was cut short in the Wild Card Round. With star quarterback Deshaun Watson set to return from shoulder surgery alongside other key players recovering from season-ending injuries, the Browns are setting their sights high for the upcoming season.
Deshaun Watson, while out with his girlfriend, was asked for his predictions and surprisingly favored Brock Purdy over Patrick Mahomes—a choice that might not have been the wisest.
According to oddsmakers at the SI Sportsbook, the Browns are currently considered +5000 to win the Lombardi Trophy next February. This suggests a potential regression for Cleveland, as 16 other teams are favored over them, including the Chicago Bears, who possess two top 10 draft picks, one being the coveted No. 1 overall selection.
The Bears hold a slightly better odds figure at +4000, followed closely by the Rams and Chargers at +3500, then the Jaguars at +3300, the Jets at +3000, and the Texans, the team that eliminated the Browns from the playoffs, at +2500.
Deshaun Watson might want to be cautious, as Patrick Mahomes is not one to forget when someone underestimates him, and he may take Watson’s prediction to heart.