We’ve seen this movie too many times. Tom Brady pilots a seemingly susceptible team in the regular season that becomes unstoppable once the playoffs begin. Although they are not the favorite at the moment, Super Bowl betting sites do project the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to top the NFC and make it to the big game next February.
Here are five reasons why Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will win Super Bowl LVII and deliver the GOAT his eighth Lombardi Trophy.
5 Reasons Why Tom Brady Wins Super Bowl 57
- The NFC South Division has been soft since Brady’s arrival in Tampa, but the New Orleans Saints have performed well against the Buccaneers, even with different QBs under center. The last time Tom Brady won a Super Bowl was in 2020. That same season, the Saints beat the Bucs 34-23 and then 38-3 before Tampa bested New Orleans in the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs by a final score of 30-20. Brady and Tampa just beat the Saints last weekend, so barring a sudden uprising by the Carolina Panthers or Atlanta Falcons, the NFC South crown and a top-four playoff seed should be a given for the Bucs. Tampa currently holds a 925-point lead over their closest competitor in the odds to win the division at NFL betting sites.
- Former head coach Bruce Arians is now involved in general management, with his old duties now passed to defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. Professional athletes are creatures of habit and often get superstitious when those patterns are broken. Bowles being installed as head coach retains the championship continuity that was present during Arians’ reign and is also supported by his presence in the front office.
- Speaking of Bowles, his defensive unit remains one of the stingiest in the National Football League and features a plethora of talented veterans with championship experience under their belts. Many of the same players that won Super Bowl LV are still members of this defense and have already beaten the likes of Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs when it mattered most.
- Defense and a running game are said to travel well in January because they are impacted less by cold weather and rain than other aspects of the game, namely passing. Should Brady and company encounter an unfriendly environment in the postseason, they are well equipped to handle it by simply pounding the ball between the tackles with Leonard Fournette.
- The addition of wide receiver Julio Jones cannot be overlooked in regard to what he brings to the Tampa Bay offense. His injury-plagued 2021 season with the Tennessee Titans allowed him to sail under the radar during free agency, making Jones a one-year bargain for the Bucs. Julio plugs the hole left by Antonio Brown’s departure last season, completing the triple-threat when paired with WRs Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Jones will also serve to pick up the slack left by now-retired tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Also worth noting is that the NFL moneyline odds for Tom Brady to win the Most Valuable Player award are set at +1800, placing him seventh overall behind the likes of Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, Justin Herbert, Lamar Jackson, and Aaron Rodgers.
The time to bet on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers to win Super Bowl 57 may be right now, as the odds will certainly shrink as their dominance becomes more obvious over the next few weeks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds: Bovada Sporsbook