Bears fans will love team's opening odds to make the playoffs in 2024 NFL season

Oddsmakers like the Bears' chances to make the playoffs in 2024.

Dec 31, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Chicago Bears wide receiver DJ Moore (2) runs with the ball
Dec 31, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver DJ Moore (2) runs with the ball / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the first wave of free agency in the NFL has come and gone, it's time for us to start looking ahead at the next season.

DraftKings Sportsbook has recently released odds for all 32 teams to make the playoffs next season. Bears fans will be happy to see their chances to make the postseason next year. It was a rough 2023 campaign for Chicago, but the Bears have made some key offseason acquisitions, including Keenan Allen, D'Andre Swift, and Kevin Byard.

Justin Fields has been traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, which opens the path for the Bears to selected Caleb Williams with the first overall pick. With that, a new era will start in Chicago.

Let's take a deeper look into their chances to return to the playoffs in 2024:

Bears odds to make NFL Playoffs

The odds listed below are via DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Yes -120
  • No +100

Yes, you read that right, the Bears are favored to make the playoffs in the 2024 NFL season. If you translate -120 odds to implied probability, Chicago is being given a 54.55% chance of making the postseason.

You would have to bet $120 on them to make the playoffs to earn a profit of $100.

The Bears have missed the playoffs in three-straight seasons. The last time they made the postseason was in 2020 when they lost to the Saints in the wild card round. They haven't won a playoff game since 2010 when they were one win away from advancing to the Super Bowl, falling to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship.

The Bears have been cursed to be unable to find a franchise quarterback, but Williams seems to be one of the biggest "can't-miss" prospects of the past decade, so if anyone can lead the Bears to the promise land, it's the USC product.

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Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.