The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as they should, currently have the fifth worst Super Bowl Odds entering the 2019 season after back-to-back losing seasons.
Legalized sports gambling continues to revolutionize the landscape of professional sports, as they usually give the best predictors of any source currently in existence. According to Odds Shark, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the fifth worst odds to win the Super Bowl in 2019 after an offseason of complete overhaul.
Tied with the New York Jets, New York Giants, and Detroit Lions, the Buccaneers currently sit with +8000 odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy this season. This puts them ahead of only the Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Washington, Buffalo Bills, and the Arizona Cardinals.
This offseason has consisted of the Buccaneers ridding themselves of longtime players, losing key contributors and firing their previous head coach in Dirk Koetter. Enter Bruce Arians into the fold, and despite losing Gerald McCoy, the Buccaneers locked up Ndamukong Suh to a one-year deal for the 2019 season as a stop gap presumably until the next draft.
While the Buccaneers also lost key contributors in Kwon Alexander, Adam Humphries, and DeSean Jackson, they were able to add high profile linebacker Devin White in the draft and sign up-and-coming wide receiver Breshad Perriman in free agency to soften the blow and potentially add a high ceiling at the positions.
The Buccaneers have a long way to go to prove they can compete in 2019 after back-to-back 5-11 seasons, so Odds Shark is at no fault to have their odds as low as they do to win the Super Bowl. It is up to the Buccaneers coaching staff and players to buck the low expectations and compete for their first playoff appearance in 11 years.