The hype surrounding Daniel Jones has surged following the rookie quarterback’s first NFL preseason performance.
Jones, who was selected sixth overall at the 2019 NFL draft, had a solid debut with the New York Giants, heading 5-for-5 for 67 yards and a touchdown pass. That resulted in his 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds improving dramatically.
Additionally, it hastens speculation about who’ll be the starting quarterback for the Giants in Week 1 — that the rookie pivot or two-time Super Bowl winner Eli Manning. In turn, that headed the oddsmakers in BetOnline to post a series of prop bets involving both possible starters.
Here’s a breakdown of the prop bets available.
* All odds herein collected on 08/12/2019.
While Manning is a heavy favorite to start the year as the Giants’ starting QB, additional chances imply the two-wheeled Super Bowl MVP won’t have the ability to keep the job for long time.
BetOnline is also offering an enticing -140 line which Jones will have more passing yards than Manning when everything is done and said.
There are reasons to believe that may be the situation. The Giants took a great deal of warmth for selecting Jones so high from the draft, so the team will be happy to prove the naysayers wrong.
But it’s tough to ignore the fact that Manning is coming off a 4,299 passing yard season, ??marking the fourth time in five seasons he has submitted 4,000 or more passing yards.
Pick: Eli Manning (+100)
Manning hasn’t turned into a touchdown-machine. His most successful period came from 2013 and 2015, averaging 27.7 touchdowns per season during that interval. In 2015, Manning threw to get a career-best 35 TD passes — several of which have been caught by Odell Beckham Jr..
However, Manning’s touchdown production skyrocketed within the past 3 years projecting 19 and 21 in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Jones has more upside to throw more touchdowns, making the -120 price worth carrying.
Select: Daniel Jones (-120)
Manning was able to keep his interceptions comparatively low year annually, but using the Giants rebuilding its roster, anticipate the pick-offs to grow substantially in what’s predicted to be a rough season in New York.
Jones is still a -200 favorite to have more interceptions, but there is more value in betting on Manning in +150.
Manning has held that a 13.6 interception average during the past five years, but should complete somewhere in the array of 18-20 with this Giants team.
That ought to be enough to open the door to get Jones, but by then the damage will have been completed.
Select: Eli Manning (+150)
BetOnline considers Manning will begin more games to the Giants, listing the future Hall of Fame QB since the -150 favourite.
Manning will without question be the Giants’ starting quarterback to begin the 2019 NFL year and ought to continue to keep the task for at least 7-8 weeks.
However, the doorway will probably be open for Jones to take more if the Giants remain winless or have a bad record by Week 7 or 8.
There’s far more significance in choosing Jones at +110 to start more games this year.
Head coach Pat Shurmur will look for the smallest of windows to formally start the Daniel Jones era, giving the reigns to the beginner QB while at the same time using Manning as a mentor.
Manning is an ironman of sorts — missing only one regular-season game in 14 decades, but as the Giants rebuild, they’ll need Jones are the No. 1 man sooner than later.
Pick: Daniel Jones (+100)
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