The San Francisco 49ers are one of the weirdest teams to talk about when it comes to Super Bowl odds. The team almost won a Super Bowl in 2019 but then once again faced a crazy injury bug that plagued the 2020 season, something that ruined the 2018 season for the team as well. However, going into 2021, the team is healthy, and the 49ers are about to bring in a brand new rookie QB with the number three pick in the NFL Draft.
The team looks set to compete in 2021, but if I could get 2022 Super Bowl odds, I would be slamming the 49ers wager. I think that this team is still one year away from being a powerhouse, and the odds somewhat reflect that as they sit 7th overall on DraftKings.
San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Odds
|San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl||+1,600|
|San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship||+700|
|San Francisco 49ers NFC West Championship||+200|
The 49ers did lose quite a bit of the coaching staff with Robert Salah, former defensive coordinator, leaving the franchise to become the head coach of the New York Jets. He brought along with him Mike LaFleur, former passing game coordinator for the 49ers, as well as other coaches and staff. However, as long as the 49ers have Kyle Shanahan, I am not too worried about the coaching. He is the greatest mind on the offensive side of the ball in the entire NFL. The defense is also so talented that I believe DeMeco Ryans, promoted defensive coordinator, will do fine on that side of the ball.
While the team did lose some solid defensive players in Richard Sherman, Solomon Thomas, Kerry Hyder, and Ahekllo Witherspoon, none of them were vital to the defense. The team brought back Jason Verrett and Jaquiski Tartt, two big names in that secondary.
When it comes to additions, the team added Alex Mack, a pro-bowl caliber center. When you look at Trent Williams, Mike McGlinchey, and Alex Mack, that is one heck of an offensive line. The team might even add another talented lineman in the draft.
However, the biggest addition has yet to come. The team traded up to number three overall, where it is very likely the 49ers add their new starting quarterback. Then, a trade of Jimmy Garappollo could happen and would free up tons of cap and add more draft capital to use and improve the team. I would argue whoever the 49ers go with at three will end up being better than Jimmy G.
The offense has everything going for it. Kyle Shanahan can scheme anyone open, and he has a ton of great weapons to play with. Deebo Samuel, Brandon Ayuk, George Kittle, Raheem Mostert, Jeffery Wilson, and the list goes on. All of these guys are incredible playmakers in open space, and Shanahan knows how to get them there. He even has one of the best offensive lines to help out with his scheme. Shanahan simply needed a guy to facilitate this offense, and he will find his man at No. 3 overall.
The bread and butter of the offense will be to run the ball, but this team will be extremely efficient in just about every way. This is why so many people are excited about the 49ers Super Bowl odds, the defense is talented, and the offense just needs a QB that can run the system.
The defense still needs to address the secondary, and the 49ers have draft capital and a bit of cap space to do so. However, when it comes to the front-7 of this defense, there is almost no one better. Bosa should be healthy for the season, and he is simply one of the top edge rushers in the league. Fred Warner played at an All-Pro level last year and will continue to be a dominant linebacker in 2021.
The defense is not perfect, but it can be very, very good. There is a world where it is elite with the right adds to the secondary.
I like the 49ers, and I think that they are in close competition with the Rams for the NFC West. However, I do not like the +1,600 odds for them right now. Don’t get me wrong; this team has a very, very bright future. With a good rookie QB coming in, the team that Shanahan can build and coach is going to be dominant for years to come. The 49ers could be a year away from a literal dynasty. I am just not quite in on them this year.