After the Preseason - Updated NFL Future Bets

Odds and tips for betting NFL futures, depsite the fact that the NFL preseason gave little insight to gain an edge for NFL futures betting.

Odds and tips for NFL futures props

The preseason is now over, and the next time we see NFL football on our TVs and smartphones, it will count.

That makes now the perfect time to check in on this season's future bets to see where things stand one week before the beginning of the 2022 season. If  some of the favorites in the categories below catch fire at the beginning of the season, expect odds to drop like a stone.

Super Bowl Champion

Super Bowl 57 champion oddsBuffalo Bills                 (+600)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+750)
Kansas City Chiefs      (+1000)
Los Angeles Rams       (+1100)
Green Bay Packers      (+1200)

So, nothing happened in the preseason to make anyone doubt the Bills. They're the favorite to win Super Bowl LVII, as per Super Bowl odds. The Buccaneers, however, have had a somewhat tumultuous preseason, losing two members of their offensive line and missing quarterback Tom Brady for a stretch.

The defending-champion Rams have a couple of question marks regarding the elbow of Matthew Stafford, and they are just behind the Chiefs as the fourth betting favorite.


Josh Allen             (+700)
Tom Brady            (+800)
Patrick Mahomes   (+800)
Justin Herbert       (+900)
Aaron Rodgers      (+900)

Allen and Mahomes both were perfect on scoring drives in their limited preseason, and two of the favorites to win the MVP look like they're already in mid-season form. 

Brady ended his hiatus from Bucs' camp with an appearance in the team's final game. He completed 6-of-8 passes, including a 20-yarder to new addition Julio Jones.

Offensive Player of the Year

Cooper Kupp       (+900)
Jonathan Taylor   (+900)
Derrick Henry    (+1200)
Deebo Samuel   (+1200)
Davante Adams (+1400)

So, last season's rushing champ, Taylor, is the co-favorite to win Offensive Player of the Year. He is sharing that current wagering honor with Kupp, NFL future betting tips oddswinner of the wide receiver triple-crown (receptions, yards, touchdowns) last season.

Henry is paying +1200 to win OPOY, while favored to win Comeback Player of the Year, priced at +425. If the Niners can find a way to get the most out of Deebo, he may be a sleeper to win this category. All of these according to NFL odds.

Defensive Player of the Year

Aaron Donald  (+700)
Myles Garrett  (+700)
T.J. Watt         (+700)
Micah Parsons (+900)
Nick Bosa      (+1100)

Donald has won Defensive Player of the Year thrice, and he is the tri-favorite to win it again in 2022. Based on his fight with the Bengals this preseason, he's clearly ready.

Watt's 22.5 sacks last season won him DPOY. He was just as good this preseason, recording a sack and three tackles in limited action.

Garrett is also getting his share of love, coming in at No. 11 in the NFL's list of top 100 players this season.

Parsons, last season's Defensive Rookie of the Year, looked even better in this training camp.

Coach of the Year

Brian Daboll            (+1400)
Josh McDaniels        (+1400)
Brandon Staley        (+1400)
Five coaches tied at  (+1600)

Oddsmakers are believers in the Chargers, and they have coach Staley as one of the favorites to win the NFL Coach of the Year.

Rookie coach Daboll (NYG) and rookie (this venue) coach McDaniels (LV) are also getting their support. That trio is tied at +1400. A quintet of coaches is right behind in the wagering, priced at +1600.

Offensive Rookie of the Year

Kenny Pickett  (+700)
Drake London  (+800)
Chris Olave     (+800)
Breece Hall     (+900)
Treylon Burks  (+900)

Pickett's preseason solidified his place as the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. He is the only rookie quarterback expected to see significant playing time this season. Since 2010, the OROY has been a quarterback six times.

London played in just a single preseason game, catching one pass. Olave played in three, four catches and a touchdown. Even though the Jets said Michael Carter will begin the season in the backfield, Hall is expected to succeed him soon.

Defensive Rookie of the Year

Aidan Hutchinson    (+450)
Travon Walker         (+650)
Quay Walker           (+800)
Keyvon Thibodeaux (+900)
Kyle Hamilton         (+900)

Michigan-Wolverine-turned-Detroit-Lion Hutchinson is the favorite to win Defensive Rookie of the Year. He had his first sack in Detroit's final preseason game. Walker was the No. 1 overall pick of the Jaguars, and he has looked the part since the Hall of Fame Game, where he recorded a sack. He offers speed, strength, athleticism and excellent technique, and it's clear he's going to be a star. At 4.5 to 1 and 6.5/1 to grab this honor at the end of the season, Walker and Hutchinson are solid future prop plays.

Hamilton has been excellent in coverage this preseason, primarily in the deep safety position. Expect to see him in the box more as he becomes comfortable in the defense. 


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