NFL betting results are oftentimes determined by the play of the quarterback.
Let’s take a look at the top ten NFL quarterbacks heading into the 2008 NFL betting season.
NFL betting statistics show that the top two quarterbacks in the NFL are New England’s Tom Brady and Indianapolis’ Peyton Manning. You can rank these two players at the top and then there is everyone else. Brady set an NFL record last season throwing 50 TD passes, breaking Peyton Manning’s record of 49 set in 204. Brady finished throwing for 4,806 yards according to NFL betting stats, third best in NFL history. He had the second highest passer rating in NFL history according to NFL betting stats. He is the leader of the top ten NFL quarterbacks list based on the 2007 season.
Peyton Manning was at the head of the top ten NFL quarterbacks list before Brady had his record breaking season a year ago. Manning definitely missed Marvin Harrison last season and Manning is coming off surgery in the off-season so he could start the 2008 season slowly.
After Brady and Manning there is a drop in the top ten NFL quarterbacks. #3 on the list is Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. He completed an NFL record 440 passes last season and has excellent offensive weapons including running back Reggie Bush. #4 on the list according to NFL betting number is Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. He can’t win a playoff game but during the regular season he has been excellent and already has 10 games with 300 or more yards passing in his career according to NFL betting statistics.
#5 on the list is Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethisberger. He rebounded last season with a great year, throwing for 32 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions according to NFL betting numbers. NFL betting stats show that Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is #6 on the list. He could start the season slowly in 2008 as his two of his top receivers are injured.
New York Jets’ quarterback Brett Favre comes in at #7 on the list. He shouldn’t be here at all but he came out of retirement and was traded by the Packers to the Jets. He still has the ability to win games and impact NFL betting lines. NFL betting stats show that #8 on the list is Carson Palmer of the Cincinnati Bengals. He is the highest paid quarterback in the league and when healthy can be exciting. #9 on this list according to NFL betting stats is Jacksonville’s David Garrard. He was extremely efficient in 2007 leading the Jaguars to the playoffs. Rounding out the Top 10 is Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants. His performance in the 2007 regular season would not qualify him for this list but his playoff performances do.
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