Rookie Quarterbacks Impact NFL Preseason Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL preseason betting is oftentimes greatly impacted by the play of rookie quarterbacks.

The games in the preseason can come down to the fourth quarter and the play of the rookie quarterbacks can decide wins and losses vs. the NFL preseason odds.

NFL preseason betting begins in early August and many teams will be giving their rookie quarterbacks some playing time.  Four rookie quarterbacks really stand out in 2010 and they will bear watching in the preseason.  Sam Bradford was the first pick in the NFL Draft and he is going to get some serious playing time for the St. Louis Rams. Bradford might not win the starting job right away but there is no question he is going to play a lot in the preseason. 

The three other quarterbacks who are the most likely to impact NFL preseason odds are Cleveland’s Colt McCoy, Denver’s Tim Tebow and Carolina’s Jimmy Clausen.  Each of these three players is likely to see some solid playing time although none of the three will probably win the starting quarterback job to start the season.  McCoy is not likely to unseat Jake Delhomme who is the new Cleveland quarterback, Tebow probably will need some time behind Denver’s Kyle Orton and Clausen is set to start the season behind Matt Moore.  McCoy, Tebow and Clausen should all get some good playing time and they will be impacting NFL preseason results in 2010.

Rookie quarterbacks can definitely make an impact in preseason games.  Bradford is likely to get the most playing time since the Rams are considering him as a starter but each of the other quarterbacks will see playing time. Last season it was rookie quarterbacks Mark Sanchez, Matthew Stafford and Josh Freeman getting a lot of reps in the preseason and each of those three ended up playing a lot in the regular season.

Another quarterback to watch in the preseason could be Arizona’s John Skelton. The Cardinals have very little confidence in either Matt Leinart or Derek Anderson so Skelton might get more decent playing time. He had great numbers while playing at Fordham and he also has the size to be effective in the NFL as he stands at 6’6.  Normally a quarterback out of Fordham wouldn’t get much playing time but Arizona’s situation gives him a chance.

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