Publish Date: 06/08/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Futures bets on whether a team will make the playoffs or not are one of the most popular types of NFL bets. Even though teams like the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers made surprising runs in 2021, this season might look different because there are a lot of differences due to numerous divisional adjustments. Check out the top new sportsbooks for betting on the NFL!
Can the Kansas City Chiefs still win in the AFC West, which has new teams? How will the Miami Dolphins’ chances of making the playoffs change now that they have Tyreek Hill? Is there a team that isn’t getting much attention right now that bettors should look at?
The question of who will have the most passing yards in the NFL in 2022 is an interesting future bet. Tom Brady, who was 44 at the time, had the most yards in the NFL’s first 17-game regular season with 5,316. Deshaun Watson won the passing title the year before with 4,823 yards.
In 2019, Jameis Winston was the best passer. He threw for 5,109 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 30 picks. Despite Winston’s “bad” campaign, he appears to be back on track with the New Orleans Saints, and bettors are once again looking at him.
According to Caesars Sportsbook, Winston is the most popular wager for league passing leader in 2022. Winston has odds of 40/1 to lead the NFL in passing yards during the 2022 season. This is a substantial change from his opening odds of 75/1 as he continues to recover from a serious knee injury sustained on October 31.
“We’ll see how Jameis comes back off injury,” said Adam Pullen, assistant director of trading at Caesars Sportsbook, in a prepared statement. “(Michael) Thomas should be back, and they signed Jarvis Landry. There are clearly bettors who feel he’s primed for a bounce off the injury.
“People want to search for value, that’s the whole name of the game — getting in before everyone else sees results. They’re clearly guessing that things will open up with the upgrades at receiver, making it possible for Winston to have a really solid year.”
Even though Winston has not been formally named New Orleans’ QB1, the potential of the Saints’ passing offense is greater with him taking plays instead of Taysom Hill.
Brady is closely followed by quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs and Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers. Herbert has a strong chance too, due to his 5014 yards and 38 passing touchdowns. He’s gotten 8.4% of the bets and 7.2% of the handle, which is more than Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who has gotten 7.5% of the wagers.
Mahomes is an excellent quarterback, however, the Chiefs likely have the poorest roster in the division. The loss of Tyreek Hill will be quite costly. Mahomes may make it work, but the defense is still inadequate, despite the narrative from last year that it had improved. As they faced poor quarterbacks, everything went their way.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is also one of the most passing yards favorites. He led his team to the NFC East title with a 12-5 record and a 68.8 completion percentage, which was the best of his career in a season. He tossed for 4,449 yards and 37 touchdowns, which was the most in his career.
Here are betting odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook
Tom Brady (+700)
Patrick Mahomes (+850)
Justin Herbert (+900)
Dak Prescott (+1000)
Joe Burrow (+1000)
Derek Carr (+1200)
Josh Allen (+1200)
Deshaun Watson (+2000)
Jameis Winston (+4000)
Taysom Hill (+20000)
Ryan Fitzpatrick (+20000)