Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Odds & Analysis After Draft

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 8, 2020 in

How can you try and top a season in which you won the Super Bowl? Well, the Kansas City Chiefs are about to find out, as they are poised to defend their Super Bowl title. Kansas City defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl in Super Bowl LIV in Miami. It was the second Super Bowl title in the franchise’s history, and the first one since Super Bowl IV in 1970. Let’s take a look at their odds to win the Super Bowl LV.

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Odds & Analysis After Draft

It has been 15 years since the New England Patriots won back-to-back Super Bowls, so the Chiefs know that it is a very difficult thing to do. However, the Las Vegas oddsmakers seem to think that the Super Bowl is the Chiefs game to lose, as they come in with the best odds in the NFL to get to the Super Bowl at 6/1. Let’s take a look at the Chiefs and how they’ve built the team to get back to the 2021 Super Bowl in Tampa Bay.

The Kansas City Chiefs have one very good thing going for them, they have the best offensive player on the planet in Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes has put up record numbers in the last two seasons, and hopes to continue that trend this season. His full arsenal of offensive weapons returns for the upcoming season.

Led by tight end Travis Kelce, and the receiving corps of Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman, and Demarcus Robinson, the Chiefs will once again have one of the top passing attacks in the NFL. Damien Williams had some injury issues last season, but when healthy, was an adequate part of Andy Reid’s offense. With their first round pick, the Chiefs took running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire out of LSU. Helaire fits the Chiefs offense well, and should be a huge help to their offensive production.

As for the defense, the Chiefs did suffer some losses through free agency. Starting cornerback Kendall Fuller left Kansas City for Washington, defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah signed with Miami, and linebacker Reggie Ragland will now be a member of the Detroit Lions.

Linebackers and secondary needs were what the Chiefs needed most in this past draft. The Chiefs used their 2nd round pick to address their need for a linebacker, as they drafted Ragland’s replacement, Willie Gay Jr. out of Mississippi State University. To address the secondary need, Kansas City took L’Jarius Sneed from Louisiana Tech University in the 4th round. The Chiefs also picked up former Giant, Antonio Hamilton in free agency to help add depth to the secondary.

The Chiefs know how hard it is to repeat in the NFL. They’ll have a very tough division this season, as the rest of the AFC West teams have been making improvements. Denver loaded up on offensive weapons for their young quarterback, the Las Vegas Raiders are on the verge of a playoff run, and the Chargers drafted their quarterback of the future. It won’t be easy for Kansas City. Even though everyone will be gunning for them, look for the Chiefs to make a long playoff run, and they have a great shot at playing in Tampa in 2021.