The Cleveland Browns were just the third team in NFL history a year ago to complete a winless season. As you can imagine, they weren't exactly the odds-on favorite at the conclusion of last season to hoist the Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. My how things have changed, however.
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For the first time in what seemed like forever, the Browns made savvy offseason moves, including trading QB DeShone Kizer to the Green Bay Packers for cornerback Damarious Randall. They attained a bit of experience behind center by adding Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills and made perhaps its biggest offseason splash by snagging talented playmaker Jarvis Landry from the Miami Dolphins.
So what has this done to the Cleveland Browns Super Bowl 53 odds compared to just a few months ago?
Cleveland Browns Super Bowl 53 Odds
Just days following the conclusion of Super Bowl 52, the Browns opened with league-worst odds of 200-1. They were such big dogs that the next-closest teams all had at least 80-1 odds or better.
With the above-mentioned additions and two of the top four picks in this year's NFL Draft, however, the Browns have flown up the betting board to 65-1 (and have leapfrogged the Bears and Jets in the process).
It'll be interesting to see how the odds change after Cleveland makes its picks in the draft. Although it looks like some folks aren't exactly confident in the Browns' ability to finally make some smart first round selections.