Age doesn’t seem to be a factor when it comes to Tom Brady, who became the oldest quarterback to lead the NFL in passing yards in 2017. He is dubbed the favorite to repeat that in 2018 +400 on the NFL passing yards odds prop wager.
The ageless wonder and future Hall of Fame quarterback had yes another outstanding performance last season, throwing for 32 touchdowns and racking up 4,577 passing yards to lead the NFL for the third time in his career. Despite Brady’s performance, the Patriots fell short of winning a record-tying sixth Super Bowl last February, falling to the Philadelphia Eagles, but they remain atop the Super Bowl 53 odds as +650 favorites.
Brady followed on the most NFL passing yards by another veteran, with New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees set at +450. He finished fourth in passing yards in 2017 with 4,334, ending a three-year run as the NFL’s most prolific passer, and has led all NFL quarterbacks in passing yards on seven occasions over his 16-year career. With Brees at the helm, the Saints recorded an 11-5 record and their first NFC South title since 2011, and are set as a solid -135 favorite to make their first return appearance in the NFL playoffs in seven years.
Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger is next at +650, ahead of Philip Rivers of the Los Angeles Chargers at +750, while Detroit’s Matthew Stafford follows at +1000. Big Ben finished fifth in the NFL in passing yards last season, throwing for 4,251 yards and 28 touchdowns in 15 games, and joined Brees as the co-leader in passing yards during the 2014 NFL season. Rivers led his Chargers to their first winning season in three years while finishing second to Brady with 4,515 passing yards, and will be counted on to lead Los Angeles to their first division title since 2009 as +155 favorites on the AFC West odds.
Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers sits atop the odds as a +550 favorite to claim 2018 NFL MVP honors, but lags behind the leaders on the NFL passing yards odds at +1400. Rodgers has the same odds as San Francisco QB Jimmy Garoppolo, and ahead of Atlanta’s Matt Ryan at +1500, and Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins at +1800. Oft-injured Indianapolis Colts passer Andrew Luck returns to action knotted with Jared Goff, who enters his third season with the Los Angeles Rams set at +2500 on the prop wager.
Deshaun Watson hopes to rebound from an injury-shortened rookie campaign, with the Houston Texans star listed at +3000, while four passers sport +3300 odds including Alex Smith, Eli Manning, Russell Wilson, and Carson Wentz.