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Since it first became a legal part of football in 1906, the forward pass has become a lethal part of an offense’s arsenal, as well as a fan favorite. It has come a long way from when George “Peggy” Parratt of Massillon threw the first pro completion to Dan “Bullet” Riley to Tom Brady surpassing 81,000 career passing yards in 2021.
Tactics and strategies may have changed over the years, but one thing remains consistent: football fans making a few bets. With legal sports betting potentially on its way in Ohio, fans will be able to have some fun with NFL futures bets. One such bet is predicting who will have the most passing yards in a full season.
We’ll break down how to wager on passing yard futures below, including odds, data and tips on where to bet.
Odds for most NFL passing yards
Shopping around for the best odds when placing your futures bets is always a good strategy. It can be a pain, though, to search out every line in every sportsbook just to find the best numbers for the bet you want to place.
To help with that, check our odds feed below to track the odds for betting on the most passing yards in the NFL. See NFL most passing odds you like? When you click on them, you’ll link to that sportsbook’s website, where you can sign up for an account and start betting.
Top contenders for most passing yards
Some seasons, the overall passing leader is a bit of a surprise. More frequently, though, the winner comes from a pool of at least somewhat well-known names. Here is our list of five contenders for most passing yards:
- Tom Brady: When you’re the GOAT, you get on the list. Simple as that. Brady seems to be almost ageless at times. He just keeps coming back for more every season. His production stays lofty, his expectations and goals never waiver and he has a knack for finding players down the field. Brady has the ability to win the passing yards race every year he’s in the NFL — and that might be forever at this point.
- Matthew Stafford: Even when he was with the Detroit Lions, Stafford put up big numbers. Now that he’s free of that particular cage, it will be interesting to see just how much damage he can do through the air. You know he’s got his eye set on a Super Bowl run. Playing out of his mind and putting up huge numbers is already part of his everyday routine, so you should definitely keep your eye on his production.
- Aaron Rodgers: Just imagine if Green Bay actually put together a great corps of receivers for Rodgers to throw to. Even with his below-average receiving crew, Rodgers puts up numbers that make just about any other quarterback jealous. He’s cold as steel when under the most pressure, and he isn’t afraid to take chances for big yards.
- Justin Herbert: Sure, he’s young, but he’s in the conversation thanks to a ton of talent and a young but skilled group of receivers. Herbert has been tearing things up since he came into the NFL, and there’s no reason to believe that is going to change.
- Dak Prescott: For Prescott, the name of the game is staying healthy. When he does that, he’s dangerous to any defense he faces. He can extend plays with his feet, giving his teammates a chance to create openings, and he can thread the ball into some very tight places. Coupled with a solid running game, Prescott has the tools around him to keep defenses honest, which means they can’t just sell out to try to stop him through the air.
Recent NFL passing yard champions
Below, we have the passing yards winner for the past 10 seasons (including a tie in 2014), as well as the total yards they finished with and their opening odds prior to the start of the season. NFL passing leader odds are courtesy of sportsoddshistory.com.
|2014||Ben Roethlisberger (tied)||N/A||4,952|
|2014||Drew Brees (tied)||+200||4,952|
Best Ohio NFL props betting sites
When considering which Ohio betting app has the best features, you need to ask yourself what you’re looking for and then find the sportsbooks that offer it. If you’re unsure about which sportsbook best fits your needs, you can find a variety of reviews on this site, including information on current promotions and bonuses.
Don’t be afraid to have a couple of accounts at different sportsbooks, either. That can help you with your line shopping to ensure that you get the best odds for any bet you want to place. We do have a couple of favorite sportsbooks for NFL futures, however. Here are four of them:
- DraftKings Sportsbook Ohio: A top option thanks to its overall quality, experience and customer service. There’s always a nice selection of NFL bets to make, including futures.
- FanDuel Sportsbook Ohio: Like its above-mentioned rival, FanDuel has successfully made the move from daily fantasy sports to full-on sports betting. It has an easy-to-use website and app, an appealing design and a great selection of betting options, as well.
- Caesars Sportsbook Ohio: With a name like Caesars, this book does not disappoint, offering a nice variety of bets, a user-friendly experience and more. For those looking to wager on the NFL, Caesars’ sportsbook has you covered.
- BetMGM Sportsbook Ohio: MGM has a reputation for quality in the betting industry, and it showcases that with its online sportsbook. You get a variety of betting options, outstanding functionality and a quality user experience. If you’re interested in betting on passing yard futures, you have a solid option with the BetMGM betting app.
Betting on passing yards over/under
Wagering on the quarterback who is going to end up with the most passing yards throughout the regular season is not the only way you can get in on the action while focusing on the aerial attack.
Passing yard totals work just like any other totals bet, also known as over/unders. A sportsbook will list a total number of yards that it anticipates a quarterback throwing for throughout the season. You can then bet on whether that quarterback will end up going over or under the sportsbook’s line.
For example, if Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had a line of 4,200.5 yards for the season, and he finished with 4,197, then those who bet on the under would win.
To see more on the Bengals, visit our dedicated Cincinnati Bengals odds page.
Other NFL futures bets
There are quite a few options when it comes to betting on the NFL season. Depending on the sportsbook you are using, you could have quite a few props and futures bets to choose from. Here are a few of the most popular that you’ll likely come across at Ohio sportsbooks:
- NFL MVP odds: Just like it sounds, this is a futures bet on which player will win the NFL’s most valuable player award at the end of the season. Take note that this is not the Super Bowl MVP, but the award for regular season accomplishments.
- Most passing touchdowns: Much like the most passing yards, this futures bet is all about quarterbacks. Which one do you think will throw for the most touchdowns?
- Most rushing yards: You have to give running backs some love, too. This bet means trying to figure out which RB is going to put up the most mileage by season’s end.
- Most receiving yards: Quarterbacks can’t get those impressive numbers without receivers. Many books will offer futures bets on which receiver will end up with the most yards on the year.
Those are just a sampling of the NFL prop betting odds you are going to encounter at Ohio sportsbooks. From single-game bets to season-long futures to the latest Super Bowl odds, the NFL is the most popular sport to wager on, which means sportsbooks do all they can to keep that part of their customer base happy with an impressive array of options.