The Florida Gators want to reach the four-team College Football Playoff in 2016, but head coach Jim McElwain has to find a new starting quarterback for the quickly approaching regular season. While the Gators could struggle because of their quarterback issues, you can potentially cash in big – by betting on the Gators’ quarterback college football odds. Let’s get started.
Here’s a Closer Look at the 2016 Florida Gators Quarterback Betting Odds
Luke Del Rio is a sophomore that started his career at Alabama, before bolting for Oregon State and eventually, Florida. The 6-1, 213-pound son of Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio has plenty of intelligence, and poise under pressure, which is why\ he’s the likely starter at this point.
Austin Appleby +475
Austin Appleby is a 6-4, 235-pound graduate transfer from Purdue who’s made 11 career starts. The strong-armed signal-caller can run the ball fairly well, but he’s also been turnover machine in tossing a whopping 19 picks over his last two seasons.
Feleipe Franks +3000
Feleipe Franks is a 6-6, 216-pound freshman that has all the tools to succeed, from a powerful throwing arm to excellent mobility. However, ‘it’s far too soon for Gators’ head coach Jim McElwain to even think about playing this talented youngster. Save your money on Felipe Franks.
Kyle Trask +5000
Kyle Trask is undoubtedly talented despite not being a top recruit. The 6-4, 227-pounder has a strong and accurate arm, but he’s behind the right-ball at the moment. Next season, Trask could start, but right now, I don’t see it happening!
My Betting Analysis and Free Pick
Luke Del Rio is the prohibitive favorite in this race for a reason and it’s because he’s the safest bet to start for Jim McElwain at this point. Del Rio may not have the size or arm strength that some of his competitors have, but he’s the smartest and least likely to commit boneheaded turnovers for the no-nonsense McElwain.
My Betting Pick: Luke Del Rio