We appreciate there’s a long way to go until next year’s Superbowl final. However, the games seem to come around quicker and quicker every year. With sportsbooks already releasing odds for who they think will win the trophy and a venue announced, we will explore some early details and frontrunners.
With an estimated TV audience of over 200 million people in the United States alone and millions more internationally, the Superbowl is America’s biggest sporting export. As it is by far the most popular sports event, by proxy, it is also the most popular event when it comes to gambling, too. It far surpasses the likes of blackjack, which sees nowhere near the same level of activity when the Superbowl is on. Anyway, let’s talk about blackjack another time. Today we are here to discuss next year’s Superbowl.
With many teams going through off-season transitions and the draft on the horizon, these odds could be subject to reasonably wild changes. However, the beauty of the NFL, and American sports, is that the draft helps counterbalance any unfair advantage or monopoly that a team
might hold over the rest of its competitors.
This isn’t the case in other sports, especially in the United Kingdom, where soccer teams are owned by some of the world’s wealthiest individuals who spend obscene amounts of money to get their team ahead. It creates an anti-competition league with plenty of disparity and a two-tier system. Luckily, that isn’t the case on our shores, where the draft pick creates a finely balanced and highly competitive league.
A prime example of how big game players switching teams can have such a sizeable impact on the odds is evident when we look at Aaron Rodgers and his potential move away from the Green Bay Packers. It would be quicker to run through the accolades the legendary quarterback doesn’t have in his trophy cabinet.
Although he will be 40 this year, he is still operating at the highest level of the NFL, and the New York Jets will be delighted to get him on board. It has propelled them to the higher end of the off-season Superbowl favorites. This puts them alongside the Philadelphia Eagles and the current favorites, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Location & Event
Set to take place on 11th February 2024 in Nevada, the Allegiant Stadium is the location for the marquee game of the season. The Superbowl is the quintessential version of the NFL, and that is emboldened by the fact that millions of people from all over the world tune in to watch it unfold.
The iconic halftime show performer has yet to be announced, and it is usually a few months before the show itself when the headliner is announced. However, you can guarantee it will be an A-lister of the highest magnitude. Some of the greatest artists of all time have played the Superbowl halftime show, and Rihanna’s electric 2023 performance has set the bar extremely high for the next artist.
Rumors are circulating about various artists that will look to perform in the show. This includes Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Janet Jackson, Usher, and Drake. We will see closer to the time who ends up taking to the stage and performing in front of a worldwide audience well into the hundreds of millions.
Could The Chiefs Retain the Superbowl Title?
This season marks the twentieth anniversary of the Patriots becoming the last team to win the Superbowl on two successive occasions. The early odds would suggest they could be on course to do this. However, as we have already pointed out, this campaign has a long way to go; plenty of twists and turns are ahead.
You’ll rarely see the bookmaker’s odds reflect the teams that make it to the final. The NFL season is a long, competitive slog and can often throw up a few surprises. If Aaron Rodgers can avoid injury and hit the ground running with the New York Jets when he signs, it’ll be fascinating to see how their season shapes up and whether they make a run at the Superbowl trophy.
New York isn’t a town renowned for its footballing prowess. Their last Superbowl came over half a century ago. If Aaron Rodgers can pull the franchise out of obscurity and drive them to their first title since 1969, his solid claim as one of the game’s greatest-ever quarterbacks will be further strengthened.
The Superbowl is just as much of an event as a sports game. The fact it is taking place out in the Nevada desert is another reason for fans to get excited. On their own, Las Vegas and Nevada are magical destinations for a holiday.
Once you add that one of the biggest spectacles in sports is taking place there, it only increases the spectacle, and for fans looking to get out there for the big game, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.