Despite being a longtime rival of the New York Jets and in direct competition with Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady is hyping up the Jets heading into the 2023 campaign.
“They have a really good team. They have a really good offense. And, you know, Aaron’s been, when he’s got good receivers… man, it’s pretty dangerous. I think he is gonna have a great year,” Brady said.
Brady’s opinion of the Jets seems to be the general feeling in the NFL world: if the Jets can put their pieces together, they have a chance to compete for a championship.
The bookmakers certainly think so, as the Jets — with a little over 24 hours until the NFL season kicks off — currently have the 7th-best betting odds to win the Super Bowl, behind only the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Dallas Cowboys.
The Jets will certainly find out if they’re going to be able to compete with the big boys of the AMC virtually as soon as their 2023-24 campaign begins, as they’ll be hosting Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills for their Week 1 opener, which will be a nationally televised game under the lights of Monday Night Football.
While the bookies like the Jets chances in the macro this season, they see them as the underdog heading into Week 1 against the Bills, who are favored by 2.5 points.
If Rodgers were to get a second Super Bowl ring with the Jets, it would greatly enhance the ultimate legacy of the four-time MVP, who has just one Super Bowl title in his career, which many see as a major knock against his resume. Brady, on the other hand, won an NFL record 7 Super Bowls.