On Tuesday night, the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants rocked the NFL world with a trade. Cleveland acquired star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for a first and third round pick in the 2019 draft and safety Jabrill Peppers.
Baker Mayfield gets another significant weapon in Beckham, who will pair with former LSU teammate Jarvis Landry. With Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and David Njoku as well, the Browns offense is stacked headed into the 2019 campaign.
Not to mention the additions to the defensive side of the ball. Cleveland also traded for pass rusher Olivier Vernon to pair with Myles Garrett on the defensive line.
With all of the added talent on the roster, the Browns’ Super Bowl chances are skyrocketing.
Cleveland is now tied with the Green Bay Packers with the fifth-best odds to win the Lombardi Trophy.
Top odds to win the Super Bowl at @superbookusa:
Chiefs & Pats — 6/1
Saints & Rams — 8/1
Browns & Packers — 14/1
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 13, 2019
Oh, and Cleveland is reportedly “feeling good” about its chances of landing star safety Earl Thomas.
While the Steelers and Ravens lost talent this week, the Browns acquired it and are now primed to take over the AFC North.
Just one season removed from going winless, the Browns now have the the fifth-best odds to win the Super Bowl.
The hype is real, but can they back it up?