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Rookie Quarterback Futures and Betting Predictions | NFL Picks
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Rookie Quarterback Futures and Betting Predictions | NFL Picks

by Aaron AboodiJune 23, 2021

Today, we’ve gathered here to see if there’s anything noteworthy in the rookie quarterback futures betting department!

With the 2021 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, oddsmakers around the country have shifted gears in preparing draft props to posting 2021 player futures. The odds for Offensive Rookie of the Year are very enticing with this year’s favorite Trevor Lawrence setting the bar at (+300). His competitors will include fellow draft class members Justin Fields, Trey Lance, and Zach Wilson.

Looking at previous Offensive Rookie of the Year winners it seems probable that a quarterback hoists the trophy at the end of the 2021-22 NFL season.

Last 10 OROTY Winners

  1. 2020 – QB Justin Herbert
  2. 2019 – QB Kyler Murray
  3. 2018 – RB Saquon Barkley
  4. 2017 – RB Alvin Kamara
  5. 2016 – QB Dak Prescott
  6. 2015 – RB Todd Gurley
  7. 2014 – WR Odell Beckham Jr.
  8. 2013 – RB Eddie Lacy
  9. 2012 – QB Robert Griffin III
  10. 2011 – QB Cam Newton
  11. 2010 – QB Sam Bradford

The evidence proves that a quarterback has been selected as the Offensive Rookie of the Year six out of the last ten seasons. In a draft class that features several high-caliber quarterbacks, it would be a real shocker to see another position receive the award.

Top 4 Rookie Quarterback Futures Odds

  • Trevor Lawrence (+300)
  • Trey Lance (+600)
  • Justin Fields (+700)
  • Zach Wilson (+800)

Trevor Lawrence (+300)

Let’s start off our rookie quarterback futures journey with the likeliest candidate! There’s no doubt that the #1 draft selection will be taking the field as the starting quarterback for the Jaguars in week 1. The former Clemson standout will be able to provide an immediate boost to the historically struggling offense. With weapons at wide receiver like DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault and rising star James Robinson in the backfield, Lawrence can benefit instantly.

Rookie Quarterback FUtures Trevor Lawrence at +300

Trevor Lawrence did nothing but excel and progress in his college career at Clemson. While viewers may not get what they expected immediately out of Lawrence, look for him to improve as the season goes on. A certain comfort level is required out of a rookie QB, one that Lawrence will have to learn to develop.

Able to beat you with the deep ball and in a foot race, Lawrence presents a lot of upside to the Jaguars’ offense. His natural IQ for the game and what’s going on around him will help earn him the 2021-22 Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Zach Wilson (+800)

Similar to Lawrence, Wilson will most likely be another rookie quarterback to start for their team in week 1. The expectations for the former BYU standout are extremely high as the Jets management decided to move on from their 2018 No. 3 pick Sam Darnold after just three seasons with the team. We won’t get all the answers we want in week 1, but we’ll certainly get a solid picture as to what kind of assets Wilson brings to the table.

Learning from their past mistakes of not providing their rookie quarterback with support, the Jets made sure to do so this time around. This offseason the Jets made key acquisitions of Corey Davis and Elijah Moore while also drafting USC guard Alijah Vera-Tucker in the first round. Now, they have key components that can support their rookie quarterback and have put him in a prime position to develop.

Trey Lance (+600)

Let’s wrap up our rookie quarterback futures quest with Trey Lance! A lot is up in the air down in San Francisco regarding the starting quarterback position for the 49ers upcoming season. The North Dakota State phenom will be directly competing with Jimmy Garoppolo for the starting QB role this offseason.

While it’s being expected the No. 3 draft selection begins the season on the bench, there’s no telling what could go down after that. If Garoppolo doesn’t meet expectations then head coach Kyle Shanahan will have no problem showcasing his young rookie QB’s talent.

With Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk at wideout and legendary George Kittle at tight-end, Lance will be spoiled with options to turn to. It will all be a matter of earning his stripes on the field if Lance has any shot of capturing the OROTY award.

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About The Author
Aaron Aboodi
Born in Scarsdale, New York -- he grew up a big Rangers, Yankees, Giants, and Knicks fan. Confident in his knowledge of all sports, but considers himself an expert in the NHL, MLB and NFL. He participated in varsity hockey and golf throughout his four years of high school. Currently enrolled at the University of Miami.