The first week of free agency is behind us, and most remaining transactions will be fairly low key. The Tony Romo and Jay Cutler sweepstakes will continue, and players like Adrian Peterson and Johnathan Hankins will remain in the news. But otherwise, things will quiet down in that regard.
As teams continue preparations for the 2017 NFL Draft, we have some updated odds for Super Bowl 52. The folks at Bovada.lv have posted their second round of Super Bowl odds since the end of the 2016 season. The 49ers opened at 150/1, and this week, they remain at 150/1.
The 49ers were even odds with the Cleveland Browns after Super Bowl 51, but we have seen the Browns drop to 200/1. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams and New York Jets, both previously at 75/1, have joined the 49ers at 150/1. The New England Patriots remain favorites, improving to 4/1 after opening at 5/1. The Giants at 18/1 are an intriguing pick if I was looking for a potential sleeper.
I’m in no rush to bet on the 49ers as potential Super Bowl contenders this year. I realize that is not exactly a shocking revelation. But how long do you think it will be before it makes even a little bit of sense to place a Super Bowl future bet on the 49ers? I realize I could easily bet on them now, but I’m talking about when they will rise from “no shot” to potential sleeper option. In 2011, it happened a lot faster than most people expected. I don’t expect a repeat of that, but maybe 2018? Or would 2019 be a more likely time to try and get a bet in?