Top 10 favorites for Super Bowl 58: Who stops the Chiefs repeat?

RB Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
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Garrett Wilson, New York Jets
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Super Bowl 57 may be over but it’s never too early to look ahead. Here are the Top 10 favorites to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl 58.

The 2022 NFL season is over and the Chiefs/Eagles have claimed their place in history as Super Bowl champs. There is a long winter ahead without football but it is never too early to look ahead and try to predict who the top contenders for Super Bowl 58 will be.

A lot will change between now and the kickoff of the 2023 season, but these 10 teams are the most likely to be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in Las Vegas next February. Let’s start our list with two teams who missed the playoffs in 2022.

10. Super Bowl 58 Favorites – New York Jets

The Jets accelerated their rebuild rather quickly and held a playoff position as late as mid-December before six straight losses crushed their hopes of snapping the league’s longest playoff drought. It was clear that New York’s subpar quarterback play held back a team ready to win, and owner Woody Johnson has vowed to do whatever it takes to get that elite passer necessary to open a championship window for the Jets.

Sportsbooks have quietly moved the Jets into their top 10 Super Bowl futures bets for 2023, which makes sense since the team has been linked to Aaron Rodgers, Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo and any other talented quarterback on the market. Getting merely competent quarterback play would put the Jets in play to win their division and elite play would put them right in the mix for the franchise’s first Super Bowl title in 55 years.

9. Super Bowl 58 Favorites – Detroit Lions

There weren’t many teams people feared more down the stretch than the Lions, who rallied from a 1-6 start to go 8-2 down the stretch and miss the playoffs on a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Seattle Seahawks. Dan Campbell’s team is loaded with talent on both sides of the football, with plenty of weapons on offense (Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jameson Williams, Jamaal Williams and D’Andre Swift among others) and an ascending young defense.

The NFC North is also in flux as Minnesota was exposed in the playoffs as a fraudulent team, Green Bay may be moving onto a new era without Rodgers and the Bears are in the midst of a full-on rebuild. Detroit should be favored to win their division and if their young core keeps ascending they can make history by winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history.