The race to the bottom of the NFL standings looks to be a five-team affair, with the New York Jets in pole position to finish with the worst record in the league and get the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
After 13 weeks of NFL football, the Jets sit at 0-12 SU and are -260 favorites to be in the basement when Week 17 concludes. According to the best football betting sites, they’re not only the favorite to finish with the worst record but also have a good chance to go 0-16 in 2020.
Following the Jets are the 1-11 Jacksonville Jaguars, the 2-9 Cincinnati Bengals, the 3-8 Dallas Cowboys and the 3-9 Los Angeles Chargers as the other four “contenders” to finish with the worst record in 2020.
What Team Will Finish With The Worst Record in the NFL in 2020?
|New York Jets||-260|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+5000|
Odds as of December 8 at Bovada
Why Are The Jets So Bad?
There’s a variety of reasons why the New York Jets will finish the 2020 season with the worst record in the NFL, but it starts with the head coach. Adam Gase has been awful in this position since he took the job and he now has a career record of 30-46 SU as a coach for the Dolphins and Jets.
His play-calling and lack of adjustments have been significantly noticeable in close games. It also didn’t help when his defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, sent an all-out blitz on a Hail Mary play vs the Raiders in Week 13 with disastrous results. It shouldn’t be a shock to see that Gase is the favorite to be the next NFL coach fired.
Another factor is simply talent. The Jets were supposed to be a team on the rise in drafting safety Jamal Adams and QB Sam Darnold while signing RB Le’Veon Bell and LB C.J. Mosley last offseason. Well, Mosley opted out of 2020, Bell and Adams are now on different teams and Darnold has not lived up to the hype he had coming out of USC.
The season had disaster written all over it and the AFC East is a much more competitive division now with the rise of the Bills and Dolphins and with the Patriots still a playoff contender. At this rate, taking the Jets at -260 might be a sucker bet because of the juice but it’s only bad juice if the pick loses and the Jets are the kings of losing in 2020. It’s worth noting the Jets don’t face a team with a losing record in their four remaining games: Seahawks, Rams, Browns and Patriots.
Understanding NFL Worst Record Prop Odds
When you check out your sportsbook of choice for NFL betting props like NFL Team To Finish With Worst Regular Season Record, you’ll see prop odds that look something like this:
To bet on these odds, you would be making a prop bet – more on that in a bit. In this case, there is no clear favorite like there would be on a moneyline or spread bet.
If you think the Jacksonville Jaguars will finish the 2020 NFL regular season with the worst record and you bet $100 on that option, you’d get a payout of $350 – you get your $100 back along with your winnings of $250. Our Odds Calculator will show you how much you’d win based on the odds and amount bet.
What is a Prop Bet?
A prop is a bet on the occurrence or non-occurrence of certain outcomes that may not necessarily determine the outcome of a game. You can make a bet like this as soon as the odds are announced. Oddsmakers will move the lines as news comes out about injuries or trades, for instance, that will affect a team’s overall performance. If you see odds you like, place your bet immediately, otherwise, the action could move so much that you’ll barely make a profit or maybe even not make one at all.
NFL Worst Regular Season Record FAQ
Can I bet on which NFL team will have the worst regular season record?
Yes, you can make bets on which NFL team will have the worst regular season record. Just as you can bet on which NFL team will have the best regular season record, you can also place wagers on which team will have the fewest wins, and be the basement dwellers of the NFL regular season.
Which team is the favorite to finish with the worst NFL regular season record?
The Jacksonville Jaguars are the current betting favorites at +250 odds to finish the NFL regular season with the worst overall record. The Washington Football Team (+550), Carolina Panthers (+550), Cincinnati Bengals (+700), and New York Jets (+1200) are the next four teams projected to have the worst NFL regular season record.
Which team had the worst NFL regular season record in 2019?
The Cincinnati Bengals had the worst NFL regular season record in 2019 with only two wins and 14 losses, for an overall winning percentage of 0.125. The Washington Football Team finished 2019 with a 3-13 regular season record, while the Detroit Lions finished the 2019 regular season with a record of 3-12-1.
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