How Sportsbooks Are Viewing Joe Burrow’s Rookie Season

  • Cincinnati Bengals Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has the shortest odds (+250) to be named Rookie of the Year.
  • Oddsmakers expect Burrow to throw for 16.5 interceptions, as bettors have been taking the over.

CINCINNATI - The NFL world is waiting to see what rookie quarterback and first-round draft pick Joe Burrow can do for the Cincinnati Bengals and sports bettors are just as eager.

The Bengals went 2-14 in their 2019-2020 season, finishing last in the AFC North.

Burrow, being the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner and bringing the LSU Tigers to a National Championship, has Cincinnati going all-in on the rookie.

Burrow is coming off an amazing season with the Tigers. The quarterback played in 15 games, throwing 60 touchdowns with only six interceptions.

Having nearly the same amount of games for a typical NFL season schedule, those may be the numbers expected of Burrow but professional ball is a lot different than college ball.

Joe Burrow - Total Interceptions

  • Under 16½ Total Interceptions (-130)
  • Over 16½ Total Interceptions (-110)

Interceptions are common in rookie quarterbacks, as the game speed must be figured out.

In 1998, QB Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts played in 16 games as a rookie and threw for 28 interceptions.

Even the best athletes see themselves throwing interceptions in the NFL, and bettors are riding the over, as indicated by the more expensive odds.

Joe Burrow - Total Passing TD

  • Over 22½ Total Passing TD (-130)
  • Under 22½ Total Passing TD (-110)

Burrow had 60 passing touchdowns in 2019 but no NFL quarterback has ever thrown for 60 TDs or more.

To reference back to Manning, the former first overall pick threw for 26 touchdowns in his rookie year. Another first overall pick, Andrew Luck, didn’t have as much success as Manning. Still, in the 16 games that Luck played for Indianapolis, he threw for 18 interceptions.

Other prop bets include end of the year accolades like the offensive rookie of the year (+250) and MVP for the regular season (+6600).

While Burrow is favored to be the offensive rookie of the year, he is 28th in line to win the MVP title in 2020.

Burrow has proved himself in the college football world. Now it’s time for him to show if he has what it takes to be part of the NFL.

The Cincinnati Bengals are betting on Joe Burrow to bring them back from the depths of despair. Fans of both the team and of Joe can now gamble on the talents of the young rookie.

If he can bring even a little bit of what he brought to LSU, the Bengals are in good hands.

Now it’s time to put those skills into action with the pros and for fans to get a little action in on the game.

While he might not take them all the way to a Super Bowl this season, anything is possible.

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