Super Bowl LII is over, so with an early look ahead to next year here are my top 10 favorites to win Super Bowl LIII.
Super Bowl LII, and the 2017 NFL season, is in the books. Free agency and the draft will reshape rosters a bit, and the playoff teams in the league change a lot every year. But there are some teams that never go away as annual playoff participants and Super Bowl contenders to some degree, with stability in all the key areas you might expect.
With a lot of time before Week 1 to shape opinions and predictions for the 2018 season, odds for teams to win Super Bowl LIII next February will surely change too. But it’s never too early to speculate on the favorites to win the Lombardi Trophy next year, and put them in some sort of order.
So with that in mind, here are my top 10 favorites to win Super Bowl LIII on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta.
10. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings have a significant question heading into next season, with all three quarterbacks they had on the roster headed for free agency in March. Case Keenum could be back, Teddy Bridgewater could get a chance or another free agent could be coming.
But Minnesota has a top-notch defense and solid skill position talent to make who the quarterback is less important than his ability to be a complementary piece that comes through in critical moments. There’s a case for them to be higher on this list, as a reigning conference title game participant, but current uncertainty at the most important position in football bumps the Vikings down to No. 10.