CLEVELAND -- What are the odds the Cleveland Browns will go from worst to first? According to the one online sportsbook, 100-1.
Those are the chances Bovada has given the Browns to win Super Bowl LIII in its recently released Super Bowl odds. At 100-1, the Browns possess the longest odds of winning the next NFL championship -- although they are joined in last place by the Chicago Bears and New York Jets.
That the Browns would be such a long shot to win Super Bowl LIII -- which will be played in Atlanta next February -- isn't particularly surprising. Cleveland, of course, is coming off what was just the second 0-16 season in NFL history, with head coach Hue Jackson laying claim to a 1-31 record over the past two years.
The Browns enter the 2018 offseason armed with the No. 1 and No. 4 picks in the NFL Draft, six picks in the top-65 and nearly $110 million in projected cap space. And despite his team's putrid record recently, new general manager John Dorsey hasn't been shy to set expectations for the Browns in 2018, stating that anything less than a division title would be unacceptable.
Nevertheless, it's clear that Cleveland will still need a little bit longer to bridge the gap between a parade for an 0-16 season and one for a Super Bowl. For what it's worth, the newly crowned champion Philadelphia Eagles possessed 50-1 Super Bowl odds at this time a year ago, which would make the Browns winning the championship at the end of the 2018 season twice the miracle.
Per Bovada, the New England Patriots (5/1) are the current Super Bowl LIII front-runners, ahead of the Green Bay Packers (9/1), Eagles (9/1), Minnesota Vikings (12/1) and Pittsburgh Steelers (12/1).