Jameis Winston Most Popular Bet to Lead NFL in Passing Yards


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  • Jameis Winston is the most popular bet to lead the NFL in passing yards next season.
  • Winston has 17% of the tickets and 28% of the betting handle in the said betting market.
  • Tom Brady is second in dollars with 22% while Josh Allen is second in betting tickets with 15%.

Tom Brady is the odds on favorite to lead the league in passing yards next season but it’s Jameis Winston who is a longshot in the latest betting boards at the best NFL sportsbooks who is the most popular bet to do so.

Jameis Winston is the Most Popular Bet to Lead the NFL in Passing Yards

According to Caesars Sportsbook, Winston is the most popular bet to lead the league in passing yards next season. The FSU product has 18% of the total betting tickets and 27% of the betting handle in the said betting market with both figures the highest among all players on the betting board.

Winston played in only seven games last season due to a torn ACL. He finished with 1,170 passing yards with 14 touchdowns and 3 interceptions or an average of 167.1 passing yards per game which ranked him 31st overall among starting QBs. That’s not going to cut it out if he wants to lead the league in passing yards next season. However, there is more to Jameis than just that.

The 28-year-old led the league in passing yards with 5,109 during his last full season as a starter in 2019 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the Saints’ revamping their wide receiver corps with the addition of Jarvis Landry and rookie Chris Olave plus the return of Michael Thomas, Winston could be looking at a big passing year and that’s why bettors are hammering him at +4000 odds.

What a Season for Tom Brady

Meanwhile, Tom Brady is coming off a season where he cashed at +1000 odds to lead the NFL in passing yards. The seven-time Super Bowl winner led the league in completions, passing touchdowns, and passing yards. Considering that Brady’s league-leading 5,316 passing yards last season were a career-high for him, oddsmakers don’t think that he will be slowing down, at least not this season.

Brady opened at +800 to lead the league in passing yards for the second consecutive year. Those odds are now at -700 at Caesars Sportsbook and Brady has the second-most dollars wagered in the betting market with 22%. A $5,000 bet on Brady at +800 odds is the highest single bet in the said betting market. It has potential winnings of $40,000.

Buffalo’s Josh Allen is the second-most popular bet as far as betting tickets are concerned with 15% of the early betting slips. Allen is currently listed at 12/1 odds along with the Raiders’ Derek Carr. Dallas’ Dak Prescott and Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow are pegged at 10/1 odds while Super Bowl LVI winner Matthew Stafford is at +900. Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes has the second-shortest odds to lead the league in passing yards at +850.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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