Who will lead the 2016-2017 NFL season in passing yards
If you are going to make this season long bet then it needs to be worth the wait. Unless you are laying down $5,000 or more then go for the longer odds. Here are three quarterbacks with at +1000 or more that you should look at and our quarterback to take. So, lets take a look at quarterbacks for our NFL prop bet.
Matt Ryan +1000
Perhaps no quarterback took as much heat as Matt Ryan last season. That led to 16 interceptions but we don’t care how many interceptions he throws if there is no worry of him getting benched. Ryan finished fifth in the NFL with 4,591 passing yards. Over offseason, the Falcons bolstered the wide receiver depth by adding Mohamed Sanu and Aldrick Robinson. Having a running back to throw to helps a lot for yardage and the Falcons have Devonta Freeman and he caught 73 passes for 578 yards. Always consider the defense when looking at yardage leaders and the Falcons’ defense is in the bottom half of the league. Can you say shootout!
Matthew Stafford +2100
Stafford at +2100 because he lost Calvin Johnson and passing yards have declined steadily since he threw for 5,038 in 2011. Last year Johnson went over 100 yards only twice, both versus the Bears, as he had lost a step. With Johnson gone, Stafford will see less disguised coverage and more one-on-one matchups he can exploit. Marvin Jones is an explosive weapon who arrived via free agency, joining Golden Tate, Eric Ebron, Anquan Boldin and Theo Riddick among Stafford’s targets.
Aaron Rodgers +1000
The Green Bay star is back for another run at the Super Bowl. Jordy Nelson’s ACL tear from last August really started a chain reaction that lead to a lesser year for Rodgers. Rodgers had a down year by his standards with 3,821 yards and 31 touchdowns on 572 attempts. This was his worst mark in a full season since 2010. Known for his accuracy, Rodgers completed 60.7 percent of his passes, his lowest rate since becoming a full-time starter in 2008, and was off target on a career-worst 20.5 percent of his throws. He averaged 6.7 yards per attempt and 11.0 yards per completion, which were also the lowest of his career.
So, what happens to a talented quarterback who has a down year and has his top wide receiver returning? A lot of big passing days. I am also not sold on the Packers defense. There were to many wholes that have not been addressed in the secondary. To me, it looks like the Packers will find themselves in quite a few shootouts this year.
Pick for NFL Prop Bet on Passing Yards
Aaron Rodgers at +1000