With NFL training camps already in full swing, we decided to take a look at where the Vegas odds-makers think each NFL franchise stands right now.
We took a look at online betting site Bovada and pulled the numbers, ranking each of the 32 NFL franchises in order from least to most likely to win Super Bowl 51.
The next team on our list is…
LAST SEASON: 5-11 (last in NFC West)
COACH: Chip Kelly (first season with the team)
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PRESEASON POWER RANKING: 31st
What’s the good news? Well, Colin Kapernick is back! I mean, you’d assume that is good news.
The QB who led them to their first Super Bowl in almost two decades missed part of last season with a shoulder injury.
You know, I’m talking about the guy they signed to a $100+ million contract just a couple of years ago. He’s back. Isn’t that great?
Oh wait. The team appears to be leaning towards making Blaine Gabbert their starter this year. Gabbert’s career starting record is 8-27, although a lot of those losses came during his time with the terrible Jacksonville Jaguars.
A big question mark — who will replace Anquan Boldin?
BOTTOM LINE: The 49ers are “rebuilding” and probably just want to get this season over with. Adding to the sour taste for fans is the fact that Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan team is getting a lot of early betting attention as a college football contender this year.
Next: Number 30 - Tampa Bay Bucs