Appearing on "NFL Total Access" on Wednesday, former quarterback and current CBS broadcaster Tony Romo was asked to predict which teams will meet in this year's big game, and he gave an interesting answer.
"If I had to pick right now? It's pretty early. Thing about the NFL is things change pretty fast. Injuries happen, a lot of stuff happens," Romo told NFL Network's Lindsay Rhodes, according to NFL.com's Nick Shook. "But, if I was picking right now, I'd probably go with Green Bay versus Jacksonville. That would be a tentative, rough guess here in the summer months."
Barring a breakout season for Bortles, the Packers would have a clear advantage at quarterback. It appears Romo believes the Jaguars pivot is ready to silence his critics, surrounded by a deep roster.
"As far as Jacksonville, I just think they're strong, everywhere, as a football team," he said. "You can never count out New England as long as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are breathing. The easy pick is them, but I think Jacksonville had them on the ropes last year, it was close."
As for Green Bay, the former Dallas Cowboy believes it can still contend for the Lombardi Trophy with Rodgers healthy, despite a disappointing 2017 campaign.
"The Jimmy Graham addition is gonna be very big," Romo said. "A lot of the field goals are going to turn into touchdowns because of that, having him as a weapon. And then I think their secondary, which I think has been a weakness for a few years and cost them some games, I think that's gonna improve this year."
The four-time Pro Bowler had an impressive broadcasting debut last season, getting rave reviews for predicting play calls before the snap.
The Packers face 14-1 odds of capturing Super Bowl LIII, while the Jaguars are 16-1, according to the latest Westgate futures. They have the sixth- and 10th-highest chances of being champions in 2019, respectively. If you believe in Romo's crystal ball, get your bets in early.