Chiefs on the most sensible, adopted via Packers and Browns in Nick Wright’s 2021 NFL tiers
A brand new NFL season is at the horizon, rife with expectancies for the league’s 32 groups.
But unrealistic expectancies may end up in massive unhappiness. Fortunately, Nick Wrightof “First Things First” has established The Committee to decide how the NFL pyramid must form up heading into Week 1.
Wright is the self-titled chairman of The Committee, which is composed of 7 folks. Entering the 2021 season, here’s how Wright and his crew stacked up the 32 groups within the NFL, along side every tier’s group with the most productive odds to win the Super Bowl, consistent with FOX Bet.
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Expansion 2.0: Houston Texans
Super Bowl odds: +20000
Wright’s ideas: “The last expansion team is an expansion team again.”
Actually Dead: New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions
Walking Dead: Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, New York Giants
Super Bowl odds: Panthers +7000
Wright’s ideas: “Those six teams, the only thing their fans care about this year is: ‘Do we have our quarterback? Is it maybe that we have it right?’ Those teams, not that interesting.”
Frisky But Flawed: Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Las Vegas Raiders
Super Bowl odds: Cardinals +4000
Wright’s ideas: “Shout-out to the Jags! That right there is the Trevor Lawrence effect. I don’t think they’re going to be terrible. … Why aren’t the Cardinals better? Let me introduce you to [head coach] Kliff Kingsbury. The Committee? Not a fan of Kliff Kingsbury.”
Old Playoff Teams: New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Football Team, Chicago Bears
Super Bowl odds: Saints +3000
Wright’s ideas: “These five teams were in the playoffs last year. The Committee says, ‘You’re out!’ Saints, top-heavy roster, not enough depth. … The Colts, season from hell already started. The Steelers, started 11-0 [last year] then right down the tubes. … Washington has no offense. Chicago is starting Andy Dalton.”
New Playoff Teams: Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots
Super Bowl odds: Cowboys +2500
Wright’s ideas: “Here’s who’s new [in the playoff field]. Cowboys, you’re going to win the division. Congratulations. Chargers, that’s a Justin Herbert bet. … The Falcons, that’s right. The Committee said, ‘Who’s your sleeper team?’ … Patriots [and] Dolphins fighting fighting! for that final AFC wild-card spot.”
Fringe Contenders: Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans
Super Bowl odds: Bills +1200
Wright’s ideas: “These teams could win the Super Bowl, but they’re not as good as the others. … Why can’t the Bills, the Titans or the Ravens be higher? Well, the problem is this: None of them can beat Patrick Mahomes.”
True Contenders: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Super Bowl odds: Buccaneers +650
Wright’s ideas: “These are really, really well put together rosters, top to bottom, offense and defense. Rams, Niners, Bucs any of them could win the NFC. Any of them could win the Super Bowl.”
No. 1 Contenders: Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns
Super Bowl odds: Packers +1500
Wright’s ideas: “Green Bay, they’ve been knock, knock, knocking on that door two years in a row. [Aaron] Rodgers, did you hear him? Loves the receiver room. How about that? … And then the Browns. Maybe top to bottom the best overall roster one through 53 in the sport.”
20-0?: Kansas City Chiefs
Super Bowl odds: Chiefs +500
Wright’s ideas: “That’s gonna be the intrigue for the season. Can the Chiefs go 20-0? We know they have the best quarterback. They have the best coach … best team in football.”
Check out the Wright’s complete breakdown within the video underneath:
See which groups Nick Wright thinks are actual contenders and which groups are “dead in the water” heading into the common season.
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