- Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson went 1 and 2 in the 2021 NFL Draft.
- Lawrence has an O/U line of 4150.5 passing yards in the 2021 season.
- Wilson has an O/U line of 3825.5 passing yards in 2021.
LAS VEGAS – The first two picks in the 2021 NFL Draft were potentially elite quarterback prospects.
At #1, Trevor Lawrence of the Clemson Tigers was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After Lawrence, Zach Wilson of the BYU Cougars was selected by the New York Jets, no doubt rueing their win that took them out of contention for Lawrence.
Still, in terms of the passing yards O/U lines, there’s not actually a huge gap between the two – according to the online sportsbooks.
Trevor Lawrence Total Regular Season Passing Yards In The 2021 NFL Season
- Over 4150.5 -120
- Under 4150.5 -120
Lawrence is projected to be a fairly high-end NFL starting QB right off the bat, with 4150 yards as his O/U.
For context, in the 2020 season, only 10 NFL quarterbacks exceeded 4150 yards, and several of them might not be playing in 2021.
Phillip Rivers is retired, and Deshaun Watson is currently entangled with dozens of sexual assault allegations.
That number of yards would put Lawrence in an elite group, but Lawrence has been in elite company for his entire career – he’s used to it by now.
This is a remarkable O/U, but Lawrence is a remarkable player. The rookie passing yards record was set by Andrew Luck, who put up 4374 yards.
If this O/U line is any indication, Lawrence, with a bit of luck, could be challenging for that record.
Zach Wilson Total Regular Season Passing Yards In The 2021 NFL Season
- Over 3825.5 -120
- Under 3825.5 -120
The Jets famously defeated the LA Rams to take themselves out of the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes, but ended up with quite a solid QB prospect of their own.
Zach Wilson will likely be the day 1 starter for the Jets, and while his O/U line isn’t as outrageous as Lawrence’s, it has him as an average starter in the NFL in his rookie season, which would certainly be an achievement.
In 2020, 14 quarterbacks exceeded 3825.5 passing yards, and the Jets haven’t had a QB hit that number since Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2015.
In fact, if Wilson manages to hit the Over here, it will be only the fourth Jets QB season in history to go over 3800 yards.
For right now, Jets fans can rest easy knowing that they got their guy – and that he could be a genuine long term solution at QB.
Of course, that’s what everyone said about Sam Darnold.
NFL betting enthusiasts can wager on this matchup at the online sportsbooks, and there are plenty of other preseason props to be found as well.