Nobody knows if the starting quarterback for the 2017 Broncos is even on the roster yet. Or if Vance Joseph is more Adam Gase or Josh McDaniels as a head coach. Or if missing the playoffs was a fluke or a reality check.
But Vegas usually knows.
And despite all the unknowns, Vegas likes the 2017 Broncos.
The day after the Patriots pulled an all-timer that reminded me of a certain Broncos choke job in 2013 — New England trailed 24-0 before winning 34-31 on a night so cold I'm still thawing out — the Broncos were pegged as the third-most likely AFC team to win Super Bowl LII.
The Patriots and Steelers are the favorites out of the AFC. The Broncos are "third," ahead of four teams that actually made the playoffs this season — the Chiefs, Raiders, Texans and Dolphins.
Hmmm. As we await the polarizing photo opp with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at Donald Trump's White House, do the oddsmakers suspect John Elway is going to pillage free agency like he's done in the past?
Something's afoot. The current odds to win Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis: