The Trenton “Don’t Call Me Trent” Irwin anytime touchdown scorer prop bet has been a cruel mistress these past few weeks.
Irwin is actually a former child actor who was once benched during a high school game for skipping practice to shoot a Microsoft commercial. This isn’t relevant at all to the wager, it’s just pretty funny.
What is relevant is that Trenton, while hardly Joe Burrow’s first option, has a way of finding the endzone. Of his 15 catches on the season, 4 have gone for touchdowns including a two touchdown performance against the Patriots in Week 16.
Joe Burrow also had some positive affirmations on Irwin, who didn’t make his Bengals debut until last October. "I know he knows what he's supposed to do,” Burrow told Bengals media. “He's right where he's supposed to be at the time he's supposed to be there… he's going to catch balls when his opportunity comes."
In the Bengals' first two playoff games, Irwin had odds around +700 as an anytime scorer (meaning a $10 wager would win you $70). I took it both games, intoxicated by my guy Trenton’s flowing locks and penchant for only catching touchdowns. Unfortunately, it didn’t pan out in either contest. Some might abandon the wager altogether. But, I just can’t.
Burrow is clearly ascending to another level, and his ability to distribute the ball is second to none. Just last week Hayden Hurst—who might be described as the Bengals' fifth receiving option—caught two touchdowns.
This week, we think our guy Trenton—now listed at +1000 to score a touchdown—is due.
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