Tom Brady shocked the sports world and left the New England Patriots for the gulf coast of Florida and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Twenty-four hours later, oddsmakers are prophesizing a deep playoff run and a shot at a Super Bowl title.

With Tampa’s lagging attendance and with few teams interested in bringing a 43-year-old quarterback on board, Brady’s signing at first had the appearance of a business decision for both parties. Now, this combination looks to have real championship potential. 

Brady’s arrival in Tampa Bay has also generated interest from other NFL players that now want to explore the possibility of signing with the Buccaneers according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. One of the reasons that Brady cited for leaving New England was his frustration at the lack of offensive weapons that were available to him.

Will Antonio Brown Be On Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster For Week 1 Of The 2020 Season?

Odds provided by Bovada

  • Yes +375
  • No -650

Antonio Brown’s sudden departure from the Patriots roster after one game in 2019 severely hampered the potential output and scoring potential of the entire offense. Brady was in favor of giving the troubled veteran receiver another chance in New England, but that never came to fruition.

Although the speculation of Brown and Brady reuniting in Tampa Bay has provided enough passion for inspiring oddsmakers to create a prop bet on the occurrence, the odds are not favorable for this to happen. A wager of $650 will earn a payout of $100 if you bet on Brown to join the Buccaneers, and it happens.

Odds to Win NFC South

(Odds provided by BetOnline)

  • New Orleans Saints -125              
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +200     
  • Atlanta Falcons  +600     
  • Carolina Panthers +1400

There’s no question that Brady will add many extra elements to the Tampa Bay offense. The aspect of Brady’s game that will cause the most immediate impact is his accurate passing. 2019 Buccaneers’ starter Jameis Winston threw for a league-leading 30 interceptions.

The Buccaneers finished with a record of 7-9 in 2019, which will undoubtedly be improved upon with better ball control. The team will also experience better all-around leadership, as well as increased accountability for offensive skill-position players.

Oddsmakers didn’t get carried away, though. Their odds of overtaking the New Orleans Saints and winning the NFC South are slim.

Odds to Win the NFC Championship

(BetOnline)

  • San Francisco 49ers +450            
  • New Orleans Saints +600             
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +850     
  • Dallas Cowboys +1000   
  • Philadelphia Eagles +1000           
  • Seattle Seahawks +1000              
  • Green Bay Packers +1200            
  • Minnesota Vikings +1400             
  • Los Angeles Rams +1600              
  • Chicago Bears +2000      
  • Arizona Cardinals +2200              
  • Atlanta Falcons +2500   
  • Detroit Lions +4000        
  • New York Giants +4000 
  • Carolina Panthers +6600              
  • Washington Redskins +6600       

Oddsmakers may have gotten carried away with these NFC Championship predictions. Has Tampa already significantly improved their team’s chances before taking a snap of pre-season practice? Yes. Are they now in the upper echelon of the NFC? Perhaps, but it is hard to rate them over the likes of the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.

Not only that, but they are now registering at +1200 odds to win Super Bowl 55, ranking them 5th among the league’s 32 teams. The time to get in on super bowl futures betting odds is now, as the Brady hype is offering higher American odds on good teams that have a legitimate chance at winning the super bowl.

Green Bay and Seattle are at +1800 each and are coming into the 2020 NFL season at full strength, ready to take another crack at a Super Bowl title. Consider this. A wager of $100 will earn a payout of $1800 if you place a wager on Green Bay or Seattle and they win the Super Bowl. Go ahead and place a $100 bet on each and cover yourself!

Super Bowl 55 Winner

(Bovada)

  • Kansas City Chiefs +500
  • Baltimore Ravens +700
  • San Francisco 49ers +750
  • New Orleans Saints +1100
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1200
  • New England Patriots +1800
  • Green Bay Packers +1800
  • Seattle Seahawks +1800
  • Philadelphia Eagles +2000
  • Dallas Cowboys +2000
  • Buffalo Bills +2000
  • Tennessee Titans +2400
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +2500
  • Minnesota Vikings +2500
  • Indianapolis Colts +2800
  • Los Angeles Rams +3000
  • Chicago Bears +3500
  • Las Vegas Raiders +4000
  • Cleveland Browns +4000
  • Los Angeles Chargers +4000
  • Houston Texans +5000
  • Arizona Cardinals +5000
  • Atlanta Falcons +6600
  • Denver Broncos +6600
  • Miami Dolphins +7000
  • Carolina Panthers +8000
  • Detroit Lions +8000
  • New York Jets +10000
  • New York Giants +12500
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +15000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +15000
  • Washington Redskins +15000