A team often goes as far as their quarterback can carry them, and in the case of the 2015 Indianapolis Colts, it wasn’t very far. Star signal caller Andrew Luck had his season derailed by a lacerated kidney, but with the QB expected to be back to full health entering the season, oddsmakers have the Colts as favorites to win the AFC South.
With +125 odds to win the division at online shop BetOnline, the Colts’ second biggest issue last season was the 379 yards per game they allowed. They haven’t exactly addressed the issue during the offseason, so expect to see them in plenty of shootouts with Luck leading the way in 2016.
The team who won the division last season, the Houston Texans, find themselves with the second best odds in the division at +200. The Texans were the only team in the AFC South with a positive point differential last season and will feature a new look offense led by former Broncos QB Brock Osweiler. The backfield said bye-bye to former fantasy football darling Arian Foster with the addition of Lamar Miller, and they added two receivers in the draft.
Speaking of the draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars received great grades from many experts for their draft. They appear to be a team on the rise being led by Blake Bortles and the two-headed receiving monster of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns and should see an improvement on defense with the additions of Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack. With +300 odds to win the division, this is a team that could take a major leap in 2016.
Last and certainly least is the Tennessee Titans who improved from one win in 2014 to three wins in 2015. Their odds to win the division are +1000 and they won’t be on anyone’s list as a sexy team entering 2016. They’ll have a new look backfield with the additions of DeMarco Murray and college standout Derrick Henry, and with the development of QB Marcus Mariota, they could be a fun team to watch in 2016.