New Orleans Saints 2023 Super Bowl Odds: Where Team Stands Without Sean Payton
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The New Orleans Saints will not look the same in the 2022-23 NFL season, completing a two-year makeover that began last year with Drew Brees retiring and continued this offseason as Sean Payton walked away.
There will be a new head coach, question marks at quarterback and salary cap problems throughout the roster. The Saints team that ended the season could look quite different than the one when the 2022 season kicks off.
Despite all of the questions, the Saints are in the middle of the pack according to opening odds to win the 2023 Super Bowl at DraftKings.
New Orleans is +3500, remaining at the same odds even after the news that Payton was leaving his post as the head coach. That had been rumored prior to the release of the opening odds and was confirmed this week.
Outside of head coach, the question to answer starts at quarterback. Taysom Hill signed a new deal locking him in at over $12 million next year, but he has yet to be given full control of the offense. Jameis Winston played well but is a free agent and coming off an ACL tear.
Wide receiver Michael Thomas is due over $25 million a year after not playing in a single game. Alvin Kamara, Ryan Ramczyk, Andrus Peat, Cameron Jordan and Marshon Lattimore are each due at least $14 million.
The Kansas City Chiefs (+700) and Buffalo Bills (+800) are the favorites. The top NFC teams are bundled together in the Buccaneers (+1000), Rams (+1100), Packers (+1400), Cowboys (+1400) and 49ers (+1400).
The 2022-23 season is slated to begin on Thursday, Sept. 8.