- Following the retirement of Phillip Rivers, betting odds are now available for who will be the Indianapolis Colts’ new quarterback in 2021.
- Top choices include current backup Jacoby Brissett for +350 betting odds, Matthew Stafford (+350), Carson Wentz (+500), and Andy Dalton (+700).
INDIANAPOLIS – The ever-revolving door of starting quarterbacks in the NFL takes a spin in Indianapolis this upcoming NFL season, where the Colts will be searching for a new man under center.
Longtime NFL veteran Phillip Rivers finally called it quits this past month, announcing he would hang up his helmet after 17 seasons in the league.
The Colts’ enjoyed the services of Rivers for just one season after he spent the first 16 years of his career with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers.
Now the Colts’ will look to the future for their next quarterback. Betting odds are now available for who will be the next quarterback in Indy via NFL online betting sites.
Indianapolis Colts Starting QB: Week 1 2021
- Jacoby Brissett +350
- Matthew Stafford +350
- Carson Wentz +500
- Andy Dalton +700
- Jacob Eason +750
- Deshaun Watson +800
- Ryan Fitzpatrick +900
- Brian Hoyer +1000
- Any Rookie Quarterback +1200
- Chase Daniel +1200
- Jameis Winston +1400
- Nick Foles +2000
- Dak Prescott +2500
- Marcus Mariota +2500
- Sam Darnold +2500
- Teddy Bridgewater +2500
For Colts’ fans, the list of options is actually more appetizing than one would expect coming off of a major retirement. The Colts’ made the playoffs this past season, and will likely be able to plug in whomever they pick up into an already successful offense.
While the Colts’ are certainty led by their top-three defense, the offense can be capable at times. This level of success will likely be able to lure some of the more high profile names on this list.
It only makes sense that the Colts begin their search with Jacoby Brissett. In 2019, Brissett started 15 games for the Colts leading them to a 7-8 record.
This play by Jacoby Brissett... RIDICULOUS 🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/mGbvwcVZJF
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) October 27, 2019
During that time, Brissett put up 2942 passing yards on 272 completions and 18 touchdowns to six interceptions. Brissett had previously also started 15 games for the Colts in 2017, where he went 4-11 with 3098 yards, 13 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
Those numbers would be serviceable, but only good enough to put Brissett back on the bench for the 2018 and 2020 seasons.
Due to these results, more people looking for NFL futures like this expect that the Colts will go with an outside option like they did when bringing in Rivers.
The best options currently available are represented in the odds, with names like Matthew Stafford and Carson Wentz among the most intriguing. While nothing can be set in stone until March, Colts’ owner Jim Irsay nearly came out and declared they would go after Stafford in trade pursuits.
“Our belief is we’re close, that we have a tremendous nucleus of players that are capable of competing for the Super Bowl very soon. Ideally, if you can get someone to come in this year who’s ready to go, it gives you your best opportunity,” said Irsay to The Athletic.
For Wentz, the situation is a bit different. The Philadelphia Eagles have a new coach coming in, and with the success that Jalen Hurts had leading the offense at the end of last season, Wentz could be on the way out. The Colts are one of the strongest franchises in NFL history, so whoever they do end up luring at quarterback will have some of the best infrastructures in terms of team growth to work with.
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