The offseason is here for the Houston Texans, but it is never too early to look at the Super Bowl odds for the 2020 NFL season.
The 2019 NFL season for the Houston Texans should have been better, and it could have been much worse. A lot was learned, achieved and lost, but now is time to move ahead to the 2020 offseason, and where better to start than the early Super Bowl odds.
According to The Action Network the futures odds are +3000 for the Texans to be Super Bowl champions for the 2020 season, while other teams in the league with +3000 futures odds are the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, and AFC South rival, the Indianapolis Colts. As for the rest of the AFC South, the Tennessee Titans are at +2500 and the Jacksonville Jaguars at +5000.
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The current favorites to be Super Bowl champions next season are the new champions, Kansas City Chiefs at +500, and next are the San Francisco 49ers at +600 who were the runners-up this past season.
With the Texans being +3000, that seems about right because they aren’t at the level of the two teams who just competed in the Super Bowl as an overall franchise.
Add that with some players on the Texans — such as quarterback Deshaun Watson and left tackle Laremy Tunsil — not yet locked up to long-term contracts, and it is easy to see the Texans as a franchise have work to do, on-and-off the field.
There is also the fact the AFC is very tough to not only make the playoffs, but to keep advancing once qualified. That was proven by the Texans this season, and in past seasons, as they’ve never advanced past the AFC Divisional Round when the make the playoffs. Plus the Texans have always had to play in the Wildcard round.
As we all know the Texans have yet to win a Super Bowl since they’ve played their first game in 2002, but with players such as the aforementioned Watson and Tunsil, plus wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and defensive end J.J. Watt, the Texans have star power and talent to achieve the biggest win of all.
That said, to be a well-oiled machine as an overall team, more depth and talent needs to be added to the pass rush and to the secondary. The defense needs work, and the Texans are going to have to keep making the offensive line stronger, plus they aren’t set for the long-term at running back either.
With head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien calling all the shots the pressure is on him to win, and being +3000 to win the Super Bowl for the 2020 season shouldn’t set well with him, because the early Super Bowl odds aren’t in favor of the Texans being champions when next season ends.