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Spencer Sanders Next Team Odds: Florida Leads Race For QB

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com

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Spencer Sanders Next Team Odds: Florida Leads Race For QB

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Spencer Sanders has thrown for nearly 10,000 yards as a four-year starter for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He’ll be throwing a few thousand more next fall – but for who? 

Sanders entered the transfer portal on Monday, taking advantage of one additional year of eligibility using the Covid waiver of 2020.

The dual-threat QB passed for 67 TDs and ran for 18 more in his Cowboys career, and will find suitors. Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has revealed his college football futures odds as to where Sanders plays in 2023. 

Spencer Sanders 2023 Team Odds

College TeamOddsImplied Probability
Notre Dame+40020.0%
Arizona State+65013.3%
Oregon State+12007.7%
Virginia Tech+12007.7%
The Field+57514.8%

This hypothetical betting market is for entertainment purposes only and does not reflect any market that may be available on betting sites and betting apps.


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Sanders led the Cowboys to an 11-2 record in 2021 and a win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. He threw for 371 yards and four TDs in that signature effort. 

This year, however, OSU went just 7-5 after being ranked as high as No. 7 in October. Sanders played in 10 games (OSU was 7-3 them) and passed for 17 TDs and nine INTs, ending the season with a one TD, four INT dud in a loss to rival Oklahoma. 

Fair or unfair, it’s worth noting his QB Rating, completion percentage and yards per attempt have all dropped in each of his four seasons at OSU. Still, he finished fifth in the Big 12 in QBR and battled a shoulder injury for much of the year. A new coach in a new system could be just what the former four-star recruit needs to bring him to the top of the college football betting world. 

Where Will Sanders Go Next?

Florida’s QB1 spot is open with Anthony Richardson declaring for the 2023 NFL Draft. Sanders’ style and production were very similar to what Richardson accomplished, so coach Billy Napier could keep the train on the tracks for one season before deciding on a longer-term solution. It might be the best landing spot for Sanders, and a big get for the Gators. They get our best college football futures odds here.

Notre Dame has its starter returning from this season, but it remains to be seen if first-year coach Marcus Freeman wants to stick with sophomore Drew Pyne or bring in a QB who fits the mold of what he wants to do on offense. There is no heralded QB coming in as a freshman, so a dual-threat like Sanders could be an effective one-year rental. 

Arizona State has a new coach and a need at QB. Playing for Kenny Dillingham, the former offensive coordinator at prolific Oregon, could be appealing. Dillingham helped turn former Auburn QB Bo Nix into a one-year wonder with the Ducks. That should help in his recruitment of a signal-caller at ASU – as should Sanders’ performance in a 34-17 win over ASU on Sept. 10. 

Wisconsin’s new coach, Luke Fickell, needs a new QB with Graham Mertz also entering the transfer portal. Any QB in the portal might be enticed to play for a coach that turned Desmond Ridder (30 TDs, 3,334 yards in 2021) into a top-tier NFL prospect. 

Mark Stoops needs a new starter at Kentucky. He just signed a massive contract extension with plans to keep UK competitive in the SEC, and he loses Will Levis to the NFL. The Wildcats do have two four-star WRs coming in the next class and just fired their offensive coordinator, so a possible break from the run-first action in Lexington may entice Sanders. 

Oregon State and Virginia Tech have their own openings thanks to the transfer portal. Indiana has three QBs entering the portal, leaving a huge dearth at the game’s most important position. The Hoosiers will be aggressive in finding their next starter. 

The Field has several intriguing options, including Tennessee, which has options on the roster but may seek a better one-year rental to replace Hendon Hooker; and Auburn and Nebraska, teams with new coaches seeking to speed up the rebuilding process. 


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About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been estabilshed as one of the nation's premier NFL and MLB handicappers, and his horse racing and PGA picks have produced major winners over the last 12 months.
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