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NFL starting QB odds: Jacob Eason favored in tightest battle

The Indianapolis Colts might be kicking the tires on available veteran quarterbacks, but second-year pro Jacob Eason is favored to start NFL Week 1 under center.

With Carson Wentz recovering from Monday foot surgery, Eason has been installed as the -125 favorite by SportsBetting.ag to start for the Colts in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks.

The next-shortest odds belong to Nick Foles (+300). Foles is currently third on the Chicago Bears’ depth chart but many believe a reunion with Colts coach Frank Reich is in the cards. Reich was Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator when Foles replaced an injured Wentz and led the Eagles to victory in Super Bowl LII.

Recently signed veteran Brett Hundley and rookie Sam Ehlinger are next in the market for SportsBetting.ag. The sportsbook is also offering odds on the Colts making a big splash on a number of veteran quarterbacks — or even luring Philip Rivers out of retirement.

Indianapolis Colts starting QB in NFL Week 1

nfl week 1 indianapolis colts starter: jacob eason
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) takes a snap during an end zone pass drill Saturday, July 31, 2021 (Mykal McEldowney/IndyStar via Imagn Content Services, LLC)

SportsBetting.ag is also offering odds on a half dozen other quarterback competitions. The next-closest battle is in Denver, where incumbent Drew Lock is a -175 favorite to start Week 1 over offseason acquisition Teddy Bridgewater (+135).

Houston Texans starting QB in NFL Week 1

Denver Broncos starting QB in NFL Week 1

New Orleans Saints starting QB in NFL Week 1

nfl week 1 starter: jameis winston, new orleans saints
Jul 30, 2021; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) stretches during a New Orleans Saints training camp session at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots starting QB in NFL Week 1

San Francisco 49ers starting QB in NFL Week 1

nfl week 1 starter: trey lance, jimmy garoppolo
May 25, 2021; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Trey Lance (5) and Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throw the football during Organized Team Activities at San Francisco 49ers Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears starting QB in NFL Week 1

Sticking with the quarterback theme, SportsBetting.ag is also offering markets on whether several quarterbacks will be starting for their current teams next season.

Will Aaron Rodgers be Green Bay Packers starting QB in Week 1 of 2022 NFL season?

Yes +250
No -400

Will Jalen Hurts be Philadelphia Eagles starting QB in Week 1 of 2022 NFL season?

Yes +100
No -140

Will Daniel Jones be New York Giants starting QB in Week 1 of 2022 NFL season?

Yes -175
No +135

Will Tua Tagovailoa be Miami Dolphins starting QB in Week 1 of 2022 NFL season?

Yes -130
No -110

Will Derek Carr be Las Vegas Raiders starting QB in Week 1 of 2022 NFL season?

Yes -140
No +100

Will Tom Brady retire after this season?

Yes +600
No -1500

Will Ben Roethlisberger retire after this season?

Yes -500
No +300

Beyond the quarterback questions, markets are also available on several marquee figures across the NFL.

Will Bill Belichick be Patriots head coach in Week 1 of 2022 season?
Yes -400
No +250

Will Larry Fitzgerald play in the NFL this season?
Yes -175
No +135

Will Colin Kaepernick play in the NFL this season?
Yes +1200
No -5000

Will Todd Gurley play in the NFL this season?
Yes -200
No +150

–Field Level Media