Vikings now have better Super Bowl odds than Packers after draft

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph /

With how things turned out during the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings now have better odds to win next season’s Super Bowl than the Green Bay Packers.

Prior to last weekend, many knew that this year’s NFL Draft was going to be very important for the potential success of the Minnesota Vikings next season.

The Vikings ended up making 15 picks in the draft that included a bunch of players who could step right in and make in immediate impact for them in 2020. Minnesota and their fans should feel good about the team’s chances to do well next season after everything that happened during this year’s draft.

However, success for the Vikings in 2020 won’t just depend entirely on them. Minnesota was also paying close attention to what their division rivals were doing in the draft last weekend and for the most part, it wasn’t much.

For some reason, the Green Bay Packers decided to use their first-round pick this year on a quarterback who likely won’t hit the field as a starter until 2022. The Packers also made a number of selections in the draft that left a number of people scratching their heads.

Thanks to Green Bay’s terrible decisions though, the Vikings now have better odds to win next season’s Super Bowl.

According to the Action Network’s latest Super Bowl odds that were updated following this year’s draft, Minnesota’s odds currently sit at 25-1 while the Packers are at 30-1. As for the other two members of the NFC North, the Chicago Bears currently have 50-1 odds to win next season’s Super Bowl and the Detroit Lions have 80-1 odds.

It’s pretty crazy what a few days at the draft can do to change the opinion of some teams around the NFL. It’s clear that the Action Network was not impressed with anything that Green Bay did during the draft and what the Vikings were able to do was enough to move their odds ahead of their division rival.

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In case anyone was wondering, the five current teams with the best odds to win next season’s Super Bowl are the Kansas City Chiefs (6-1), Baltimore Ravens (13-2), San Francisco 49ers (9-1), New Orleans Saints (12-1), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-1).