The 2019 NFL Preseason kicks off on Thursday, August 1 when the Denver Broncos battle the Atlanta Falcons. Right now, NFL handicappers should be looking to see what prop bets on which they can potentially make a nice score. Check out six of the most intriguing NFL prop bets currently in the sportsbook!
Six Intriguing NFL Props for the 2019 Season
Broncos to Make the Playoffs
On paper, it sure looks as if the Broncos have no shot of making the playoffs. However, there’s a lot to like about the moves that GM John Elway made during the offseason. The biggest was signing Joe Flacco away from the Baltimore Ravens. Flacco has some football left in the 2-time Super Bowl winning legs.
He should excel behind an underrated offensive line led by an experienced and capable left tackle in Garrett Boles. The Broncos will also give Flacco two things he never had with the Ravens: a solid group of pass catchers and a strong group of running backs. The running backs go three deep: Royce Freeman, Devontae Booker, and Phillip Lindsey. The receivers go three deep as well: Courtland Sutton, Emmanuel Sanders, and TE Noah Fant.
The defense remains one of the top units in the NFL. This is most definitely a “yes”.
Jaguars to Make the Playoffs
Has everyone forgotten that the Jags almost upset the Patriots at the 2018 AFC Championship? Jacksonville might not be good enough to beat the Colts for the AFC South title. They should definitely be good enough to gain a wildcard this season.
Like Denver, Jacksonville signed a legit starting quarterback. Nick Foles can rock it. The offensive line should be one of the best units in football while the defense got better by drafting Josh Allen. If Yannick Ngakoue gets into camp, the Jags are solid choices to make the playoffs. If not, their chances are still decent to make the playoffs.
Super Bowl Matchup – New Orleans Saints vs New England Patriots
- Super Bowl LIV Matchup Odds: +1900
The Saints just made wide receiver Michael Thomas a $100 million man. Thomas held out for a contract extension. New Orleans didn’t waste anytime getting Thomas into camp. Now with Thomas in camp, the Saints are probably the team to beat in the NFC.
The Chiefs are getting a ton of love. Think about this, though: Chiefs coach Andy Reid has never had success against Bill Belichick and the Patriots. This goes all the way back to Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004 when the Patriots beat the Eagles 24-21.
Is it so hard to see a Saints-Patriots Super Bowl between two 40-year old plus hall of fame quarterbacks, Drew Brees and Tom Brady, in both of their possible swan song seasons?
NFL MVP – Andrew Luck
- 2019 NFL MVP Odds: +800
Luck was great last season. He should be better this season. Indianapolis signed Devin Funchess and TE Eric Ebron. That gives Luck two gigantic targets over the middle of the field. Funchess and Ebron will open things up for TE Jack Doyle and flying wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. Luck to Hilton for bomb touchdowns should be a theme in 2019.
If running back Marlon Mack stays healthy, the Colts should field one of the top offenses in the league. Andrew Luck has a real shot of winning this year’s MVP.
NFL Comeback Player of the Year – Jason Witten
- 2019 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Odds: +500
Most like San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to win the Comeback Player of the Year Award. Garoppolo can win it. Witten might be the better choice, though. After a year in the analyst’s booth, Witten decided to go back to Big D and play for the Cowboys.
Jason automatically becomes Dak Prescott’s top target. Not only that, but have you noticed what Jerry Jones has been saying about Ezekiel Elliott’s holdout? Jones said a rushing champion isn’t essential. Why? He knows Dak has his security blanket in Witten.
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year – Dwayne Haskins
- 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year: +650
Quarterback Kyler Murray in Arizona could excel. Or, he could bomb if Kliff Kingsbury’s offensive system doesn’t play in the pro league. Dwayne Haskins, on the other hand, plays for Jay Gruden who will ensure he’s successful.
Gruden turned Kirk Cousins into a top quarterback. He could do the same with Haskins. Gruden’s also said that Haskins has a chance to win the starter’s role in camp. If Haskins gets the starter’s role, he could have a big season as a rookie.