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Jacob Eason favored in tightest Week 1 starting QB odds

Field Level Media
04 Aug 2021, 06:05 GMT+10

The Indianapolis Colts might be kicking the tires on available veteran quarterbacks, but second-year pro Jacob Eason is favored to start Week 1 under center.

With Carson Wentz recovering from Monday foot surgery, Eason has been installed as the -125 favorite by SportsBetting.ag to start for the Colts in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks.

The next-shortest odds belong to Nick Foles (300). Foles is currently third on the Chicago Bears' depth chart but many believe a reunion with Colts coach Frank Reich is in the cards. Reich was Philadelphia's offensive coordinator when Foles replaced an injured Wentz and led the Eagles to victory in Super Bowl LII.

Recently signed veteran Brett Hundley and rookie Sam Ehlinger are next in the market for SportsBetting.ag. The sportsbook is also offering odds on the Colts making a big splash on a number of veteran quarterbacks -- or even luring Philip Rivers out of retirement.

Colts starting QB in Week 1:

Jacob Eason -125

Nick Foles 300

Brett Hundley 500

Sam Ehlinger 550

Marcus Mariota 600

Philip Rivers 1000

Jimmy Garoppolo 1200

Cam Newton 1200

SportsBetting.ag is also offering odds on a half dozen other quarterback competitions. The next-closest battle is in Denver, where incumbent Drew Lock is a -175 favorite to start Week 1 over offseason acquisition Teddy Bridgewater (135).

Texans starting QB in Week 1

Tyrod Taylor -500

Davis Mills 300

Deshaun Watson 700

Broncos starting QB in Week 1

Drew Lock -175

Teddy Bridgewater 135

Saints starting QB in Week 1

Jameis Winston -250

Taysom Hill 170

Patriots starting QB in Week 1

Cam Newton -350

Mac Jones 225

49ers starting QB in Week 1

Jimmy Garoppolo -1000

Trey Lance 550

Bears starting QB in Week 1

Andy Dalton -1200

Justin Fields 600

Sticking with the quarterback theme, SportsBetting.ag is also offering markets on whether several quarterbacks will be starting for their current teams next season.

Will Aaron Rodgers be Packers starting QB in Week 1 of 2022 season?

Yes 250

No -400

Will Jalen Hurts be Eagles starting QB in Week 1 of 2022 season?

Yes 100

No -140

Will Daniel Jones be Giants starting QB in Week 1 of 2022 season?

Yes -175

No 135

Will Tua Tagovailoa be Dolphins starting QB in Week 1 of 2022 season?

Yes -130

No -110

Will Derek Carr be Raiders starting QB in Week 1 of 2022 season?

Yes -140

No 100

Will Tom Brady retire after this season?

Yes 600

No -1500

Will Ben Roethlisberger retire after this season?

Yes -500

No 300

Beyond the quarterback questions, markets are also available on several marquee figures across the NFL.

Will Bill Belichick be Patriots head coach in Week 1 of 2022 season?

Yes -400

No 250

Will Larry Fitzgerald play in the NFL this season?

Yes -175

No 135

Will Colin Kaepernick play in the NFL this season?

Yes 1200

No -5000

Will Todd Gurley play in the NFL this season?

Yes -200

No 150

--Field Level Media

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