I know, I know…
Super Bowl? Bet? On….the BEARS?

The main point of this exercise is to gauge the expectations for the Chicago Bears this upcoming season, and quite honestly, you might be surprised at where sportsbooks are aligned.

We will be referencing five of the top sportsbooks in the US: FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, and ESPN Bet (formerly Barstool).


This is what the current 2025 Super Bowl Odds are for the Chicago Bears as of July 1st, 2024.

  • FanDuel (+4000 or 40-1)
  • DraftKings (+3000 or 30-1)
  • BetMGM (+3000)
  • Caesars (+4000)
  • ESPN Bet (+3500)

On average, the Bears have around the 15th-best odds in the league to win the Super Bowl.

Heading into Week 1 of this past season, the Bears were given +50000 (500-1) odds to win, averaging around 26th best.

Going from +50000 to +3000 in multiple national sportsbooks in a singular offseason is an astounding jump – and it’s by far the largest of any NFL team this year.

Look, of course, sportsbook betting odds don’t translate to success – hell, the Buffalo Bills have notoriously been crowned the pre-season champs during the Josh Allen era, and we’ve seen how that has gone. However, oddsmakers are damn good at their job. The hype not only in the fanbase but nationally around the Chicago Bears is as high as it has ever been in the last decade after drafting Caleb Williams with the number one pick.

More interestingly, these expectations are the highest of any team after owning the first pick and, more specifically, drafting a quarterback number one overall.


Here’s a look at the Super Bowl odds for teams after drafting one of the premier QB prospects with the first pick since 2012.


2012

The Indianapolis Colts selected Andrew Luck. Heading into the regular season, their odds of winning the Super Bowl were +12500 (125-1).

2015

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Jameis Winston. Heading into the regular season, their odds of winning the Super Bowl were +6000 (60-1).

2016

The Los Angeles Rams selected Jared Goff. Heading into the regular season, their odds of winning the Super Bowl were +10000 (100-1).

2018

The Cleveland Browns selected Baker Mayfield. Heading into the regular season, their odds of winning the Super Bowl were +10000 (100-1).

2019

The Arizona Cardinals selected Kyler Murray. Heading into the regular season, their odds of winning the Super Bowl were +10000 (100-1).

2020

The Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Burrow. Heading into the regular season, their odds of winning the Super Bowl were +10000 (100-1).

2021

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Trevor Lawrence. Heading into the regular season, their odds of winning the Super Bowl were +15000 (150-1).

2023

The Carolina Panthers selected Bryce Young (lol). Heading into the regular season, their odds of winning the Super Bowl were +7000 (70-1).


The Chicago Bears have the roster advantage over these teams listed because the first overall pick was acquired by the trade with the Panthers in 2023, not by having the worst record in the league.

Caleb Williams will have a better support system, and the odds makers acknowledge that. They have never given this high of a line to a rookie quarterback before.


A rookie quarterback has never even started, let alone won, a Super Bowl in the NFL’s history.
Yes, Bears fans might be delusionally optimistic at times—it’s who we are. But this time around, even the sportsbooks are optimistic with us.

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