While the Super Bowl is over, and the NFL season is in the books, the reality is that the business of football never really grinds to a complete halt. All over the country, GM’s and front office staff are probably busy preparing for the upcoming draft, while also making decisions about the players who will come and go during free agency. The coaching carousel appears to be almost fully stopped, but the QB wheel is still turning at a fast pace. Getting involved with some NFL future odds right now is perhaps not a good decision, at least until every team is done making moves, but that is not going to stop us making some predictions for you to start planning your betting strategy for the 2018 NFL season.
Best NFL Future Bets & Picks for the 2018 Season
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2018 Season Information
- Duration: September 6, 2018 – December 30, 2018
- Playoffs: January 5, 2019 (Start Date)
- Pro Bowl: January 27, 2019 (Camping World Stadium, Orlando)
- Super Bowl 53: February 3, 2019 (Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta)
Making Some Predictions
The Dynasty is Over in New England
The cracks are beginning to show in the armor in New England, as a once tight group seems to be coming apart at the seams. You may not believe all the reports of dissension coming out of Foxboro, but when there is smoke, there is usually some fire.
Tom Brady will be 41 this coming season, and there is talk that Rob Gronkowski might consider hanging up the cleats. It’s the first time in recent memory that a cloud of uncertainty is hanging over Gillette Stadium, which I think signals the beginning of the end of a great dynasty.
The San Francisco 49ers are a Legitimate Dark Horse Pick
One of the things that appear to have created issues in New England was the trading of Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers. It looks to have been the steal of the century, as he took a less than mediocre team and instantly turned them into a winner.
The 49ers won the final 5 games of the season with Garoppolo under center, and with a few more additions this offseason, the 49ers could quickly become a playoff team. Watch out for this group, a potential division winner next season.
No Repeat Performance for the Eagles
There has been a lot of talk about the Eagles being at the beginning of a run that could lead to more than one Super Bowl over the next few years. It’s an idea that makes some real sense when you consider that they won it all this year with their backup QB under center. The thinking is that Philly will be even better when Carson Wentz returns next season, but everyone seems to be forgetting that they are going to lose some key parts in the offseason.
The Eagles are in a spot of bother when it comes to the salary cap and are going to need to offload some high-priced personnel, most likely in the linebacking group. Couple that with the fact that the NFC is ridiculously strong, and you get an idea of just how tough it will be for them to repeat, despite being favorites in several NFL Future Bets.
The Lombardi Trophy Stays in Pennsylvania
The clock is ticking on Ben Roethlisberger’s time in the league, and you also wonder how long the Steelers can afford to keep their huge offensive pieces together. Much of the blame for last season’s playoff failure was laid at the feet of OC Todd Hayley, who is now plying his trade in Cleveland.
If Hayley was indeed part of the problem, then surely, we can expect an upgrade from what we saw out of the Steelers offense last season. If that happens, look for Pittsburgh to add ring Lombardi Trophy #7 to the cabinet, so be sure to include them in your NFL Future Bets.
Last 10 Super Bowl Champs
- 2018: Philadelphia Eagles
- 2017: New England Patriots
- 2016: Denver Broncos
- 2015: New England Patriots
- 2014: Seattle Seahawks
- 2013: Baltimore Ravens
- 2012: New York Giants
- 2011: Green Bay Packers
- 2010: New Orleans Saints
- 2009: Pittsburgh Steelers