Jacksonville Jaguars Open As Longest Shot For Super Bowl XVLIII Title

By Joey Farbo
Jacksonville Jaguars
Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars had a disastrous 2012 season that culminated with only two wins and the firing of their general manager and head coach.

Most experts think the Jaguars have the least amount of talent of the 32 NFL rosters, so it should comes as no surprise that they opened up the betting on Super Bowl XLVIII as the longest shot to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in MetLife Stadium next year. You can currently place a bet on the Jaguars at 150 to 1 to win the Super Bowl next season.

The Jaguars enter the 2013 offseason with several holes to fill on the roster on both sides of the ball if they are going to be even remotely competitive next season. Perhaps the most pressing need for the Jaguars is finding a franchise quarterback in this new era of the NFL that puts so much emphasis on having an explosive passing offense.

While I expect that the Jaguars will be more competitive next season, even the most optimistic of Jags fans would not consider them a playoff contender next season baring some sort of miracle. It is unlikely that a team going through a complete roster rebuild starts to see success in the first season.

The early favorites to win Super Bowl XLVIII are the New England Patriots at 6 to 1, followed closely by the San Francisco 49ers at 7 to 1 and the Denver Broncos at 8 to 1. The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens are currently 14 to 1 to repeat.

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