According to Bovada, the Washington Redskins odds of winning the Super Bowl next year are 40/1. Which isn’t very good, but it’s not the worst odds of teams in the league though. I recently posted an article outlining some things the Redskins could do to get to the Super Bowl, and it seems as though at least one person thought it was a joke.
However, it’s not a joke. As we’ve seen in recent years, teams can go from the out house to penthouse of the NFL rather quickly. In some cases it only takes a season to get things turned around. We saw with the Kansas City Chiefs, whose record was 2-14 in 2012, turn that around to go 11-5 in 2013. They didn’t win the Super Bowl, but they had a shot at it.
And we’ve seen the Redskins go from 5-11 in 2011 to 10-6 and an NFC East division title in 2012, so who’s to say they can’t do it again this year? The NFC East should is wide open again, and the teams at the bottom of the division, the Redskins and the Giants, could end up back at the top of it again next season.
If you have a plan in the NFL, anything is possible. I bet a lot of people thought the Chiefs going from 2-14 to 11-5 was a joke last year too, but it happened. If Bruce Allen and Jay Gruden make the right moves in free agency and the draft, the Redskins could be right back into the thick of the playoff hunt.
And if Robert Griffin III, gets back anywhere near the form he showed during his rookie season, that will give the Redskins a tremendous boost over last season too. So laugh if you want, as the 40-1 odds aren’t very good. But the Redskins could be winners again soon, you can bet on it.