At long last there is a QB-related, 2017 NFL season proposition in which betting websites do not heavily favour Tom Brady. Then again it is one which Drew Brees has owned in seven of the last 11 years, including the last
three straight. As a matter of fact, the last time Brady paced the league in passing yards was 2007 – the year before Brees did it for the second time.
While Breesus doesn’t always lead the NFL in passing he can certainly be relied on to amass 4000-5000 passing years per season. He holds the NO Saints franchise record for most consecutive 4,000-yard passing seasons (11) and the league record for most consecutive 4,000-yard passing seasons most Seasons with 5,000+ passing yards (5). As it turns out, Brees is the only QB to have reached that milestone more than one time – including last year (5208). On March 10th the Saints traded Brandin to the NE Patriots; Cooks was Brees’s second favorite target (78 receptions) and lead the team in receiving yards (1173). However, New Orleans retained the QB’s preferred target, ‘Philip’ Michael Thomas as well as Willie Snead, who posted 895 yards on 72 catches.
Matty Ice has been a fixture of the top 5 passing yards leaders since 2013, when he threw for 4,515 yards, and trailed only Brees last season, with 4,944 – a career best for Ryan; then again, 2016 was a year of career-bests for the NFL Most Valuable Player. All of which makes the Ice Man second to none but Brees on offshore sportsbooks as well.
The Super Bowl LI MVP is two-time NFL passing yards leader; 2005 (4,110) and 2007 (4,806). Additionally, he joined the 5000-yard club in 2011. The addition of Cooks to his usual targets (not to mention starting all 16 games) could help Brady improve on his 3,554 yards from last season.
The Washington Redskins signal-caller went from 1,710 passing yards in 2014 to 4,166 in 2015 and 4,917 in 2016, which in turn helped him cracked the top 10 and the top 3, respectively. The Skins added QB-turned-WR Terrelle Pryor to their receiving corps. Pryor had 1071 yards on 79 catches last year.
Rivers led the league in 2010 with 4,710 yards and finished second in 2015 with 4,792. The Chargers QB has had eight 4000 plus-yard seasons in the last nine years, the sole exception being 2012’s 3,606 yards.
Rodgers has led the league three times in touchdown-to-interception ratio (2011, 2012, and 2014), two times in passer rating (2011 and 2012), touchdown passing percentage (2011 and 2012) and lowest passing interception percentage (2009 and 2014), and one time in touchdown passes (2016) and yards per attempt (2011). Furthermore, he is the league’s all-time career leader in passer rating in the regular season with a rating of 104.1. Alack, Rodgers has never led the NFL in passing yards. The closest he has come is 4th place in 2008 (4,038) and 2016 (4,428), which is why betting websites give him the same odds as the shoulder-surgery-recovering Andrew Luck.