It’s been less than 48 hours since the final seconds of Super Bowl LV have ticked away and of course we’ve already got some odds regarding the 2021 NFL season and Super Bowl LVI.
According to William Hill Sportsbook, the Rams have +1,300 odds to win the big game next season and, per SportsLine Data Scientist Stephen Oh, a 44.5% chance to win the NFC West, the best among all four members.
Jordan Dajani of CBS Sports put together a list of the best “value picks” to win next year’s Super Bowl and the Rams were included next to teams like the Colts and Steelers.
Here’s what Dajani had to say about the Rams and their chances in 2021:
All four NFC West teams could be considered good value picks for Super Bowl LVI, but I’m intrigued by the Rams. They made the playoffs this past season with a 10-6 record despite inconsistent play at the quarterback position, and even defeated the division rival Seattle Seahawks in Super Wild-Card Weekend. Having the No. 1 defense in the league is obviously a huge plus, but the Rams also upgraded under center by trading Jared Goff, two first-round picks and a third to the Detroit Lions for Matthew Stafford. Improving the quarterback position was important for the Rams this offseason, as it improves their ceiling overall and could open up the playbook for Sean McVay. This is a team that made the Super Bowl just two years ago, and Stafford appears to have plenty of tread left on the tires.
If Stafford is able to elevate the defense in the manner we all expect him to, and the defense does their best to keep the band together, then I have no doubt in my mind that they will once again be a top-tier team next season.
Now for today’s links.
What another virtual offseason means for the Rams (TheRams.com)
Aaron Donald has eyes on bigger goals than Defensive Player of the Year (TheRams.com)
Cameron DaSilva highlights the 17 Rams set to be free agents (The Rams Wire)
Bret Stuter discusses the Rams very talented secondary (Ramblin’ Fan)
Former Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer has died at 77 years old (ESPN)
Patrick Mahomes will be motivated by Super Bowl loss for the rest of his career (ESPN)
Winners and losers from Super Bowl LV (CBS Sports)
The Eagles haven’t received a “fair” trade proposal for Carson Wentz (Pro Football Talk)
Chad Reuter’s latest 2021 mock draft (NFL.com)
Richard Sherman plans to play two more years before retiring (NFL.com)