The Los Angeles Chargers had a pretty decent showing in the 2020 NFL Draft and the last bit of Chargers news that fans would be expecting is that the team’s Super Bowl odds went down.
While the Chargers did select someone who likely won’t make an impact in 2020 with the sixth overall pick, they made a very impactful trade up for Kenneth Murray and made mostly the right selections in the later rounds of the draft.
That does not matter as the Chargers’ odds somehow got worse and they were not even that great, to begin with.
Chargers News: Super Bowl odds drop to 33-1 after the 2020 NFL Draft.
According to The Action Network’s latest Super Bowl odd projections, the LA Chargers Super Bowl odds fell from 32-1 to 33-1 after the 2020 NFL Draft.
It is not that big of a difference but why the change? Why reduce the Chargers’ odds by one point instead of keeping them as is? The team may not have had any surprise picks that could have swayed the odds (like Tua Tagovailoa), but what did they do to reduce the odds?
Selecting Justin Herbert could have impacted it. The odds prior were definitely made with the possibility of getting Tua in mind, so perhaps it was enough to warrant a slight reduction by getting Herbert.
In reality, it is likely because other teams got better odds after the draft, which definitely impacts the Chargers. The Denver Broncos went from 60-1 odds to 50-1 odds after a good showing in the draft, the Las Vegas Raiders went from 60-1 to 55-1 and even the Chiefs went from 13-2 odds to 6-1 odds.
To put it into perspective, the LA Chargers have the same odds as the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns, so take that as you may.
Some might be surprised that the odds are even that high to begin with. The roster definitely has improved over the offseason and it seemingly has all the pieces to succeed. The defense is extremely athletic, there are multiple weapons on the offensive side of the football and this is a team that just went 12-4 two years ago.
However, keep in mind, this is a team that went 5-11 last year and has Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback. That is not to say Taylor is a bad quarterback, but most would say that he is not a Super Bowl quarterback and even if you have that sentiment, you cannot deny that the public is sleeping on his ability.
If Tom Brady would have signed with the Chargers then their odds would be as good, if not better, than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-1) just because of Brady’s namesake.