NFL Odds: Can Josh Allen Still Lead The NFL In Passing Yards At The End Of The Season?
After two weeks of the NFL season, Josh Allen is the quarterback leading the league in passing yards following an excellent start for the Bills.
The betting markets have responded accordingly and have cut Allen’s odds of throwing the most passing yards come the end of the season to +1300. Put simply, this carries an implied probability of 7.14% that Allen will top the charts at the end of December.
This places him fourth-favorite on the list as the time of writing, with only Patrick Mahomes, Dak Prescott and Matt Ryan tipped to throw more this year.
Allen’s current odds are a significant departure from pre-season, when oddsmakers didn’t rate his chances very highly at all; prior to the Week 1, his odds were +8000, which at that time meant the sportsbooks only gave him a 1.23% chance.
Oddschecker spokesperson Pete Watt: “We reported before the start of the season that this was the first time this century that the Bills were pre-season favorites to win the AFC East, so there was already plenty of cause for optimism in Buffalo.”
“Fast forward two weeks, and that optimism is now going through the roof. The Bills are 2-0, top of the division, and their young QB has hit the ground running this year. If he continues in this vein of form, his odds in a number of markets including ‘Most Passing Yards’ and even ‘MVP’ will plummet.”