The NFL playoffs have yielded plenty of surprises, including the third-largest comeback in postseason history from 23-year-old Trevor Lawrence, a career game from Daniel Jones, and Dak Prescott's five-touchdown performance to knock Tom Brady out of (what could be) his last postseason ever.
The biggest takeaway from the Wild Card Round? The new era of NFL quarterbacks has ARRIVED. IN STYLE. Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (age 29) now sits as the oldest quarterback remaining in contention for Super Bowl LVII, and the youths are looking strong. No seasoned vets with 10+ years in the league? No problem.
To pay tribute to the very young, very talented quarterbacks we're about to witness in the Divisional Round, here's a look at some of our QB favorite player props to bet this week.
You win if: Dak throws an interception! Bet $14.80 to win $10 profit for a take-home total of $24.80.
Why you should bet it: The payout isn't particularly high on this one, but that's because it feels really, really probable that Dak will throw an interception. He leads all quarterbacks with a 3.8% interception rate (min. 200 passes) and is on the road, facing the 49ers, who tied to lead the league with 20 interceptions on the year.
You win if: Daniel Jones runs for 45 or more rushing yards. Bet $12.20 to win $10 profit for a take-home total of $22.20.
Why you should bet it: Danny "Wheels" "Dimes" Jones had what might have been the best game of his career in the Wild Card Round. A big part of that? HIS LEGS. He's hit that over four times since Week 11. In that same span, the Eagles have allowed the second-most rushing yards to opposing quarterbacks. It's a match made in heaven.
You win if: Jalen Hurts wins Super Bowl LVII MVP. Bet $10 to win $70 profit for a $80 payout.
Why you should bet it: OK, I'll admit it. I cheated a little with this one. This isn't a Divisional Round bet. This is just me sneaking in the fact that Jalen Hurts' Super Bowl MVP odds feel like a huge value at this point. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Eagles currently have the best odds to win the NFC Championship (+150), and we all know that the award typically goes to the quarterback of the winning SB team.
In his first season with alpha-WR A.J. Brown, Hurts finished with a 101.5 passer rating (5th best), averaging just under 300 total yards per game and the third-best pass TD to INT ratio among all quarterbacks. Reminder: A healthy Jalen Hurts is unstoppable. Now, he's healthy. Ergo, Jalen Hurts is unstoppable. The math doesn't lie.
You win if: Patrick Mahomes throws 3 or more touchdowns. Bet $10 to win $11.60 in profit for a take-home total of $21.60.
Why you should bet it: Anytime Vegas offers you plus-odds (AKA, profitable odds!) on Patrick Mahomes throwing touchdowns (especially at home), you take it. Period. Never. Bet. Against. Mahomes.
In their first meeting this year, back in Week 10, Mahomes completed 74.3% of passes for 331 passing yards, another 39 rushing yards, four touchdowns, and an interception. In fact, there's not a single quarterback that's had a higher passer rating against the Jags' surprisingly decent defense this season than Mahomes.
The Chiefs have had the bye week to rest up. Mahomes has thrown for 3+ passing touchdowns in eight of his 17 games this year.