By Marcus Mosher | | 3 mins
Daniel Jones Rookie of the Year Odds & Other Bets to Back
It's the end of an era in New York as the Giants have officially named 2019 first-round pick Daniel Jones the starting quarterback over Eli Manning. While the move to the rookie happened sooner than most anticipated, it was a needed move to get the franchise back on the track.
How should you bet on Daniel Jones moving forward now that he is the starter? Let's take a look at the odds as we find the best bets to back and the ones to avoid involving the Giants' new starting quarterback. Check out the latest Giants futures odds here.
Don’t Bet on Daniel Jones to Win Offensive Rookie of the Year
Before the 2019 season began, Jones was a +2000 longshot to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. But now that he has been named the team's starting quarterback, those odds have jumped up all the way to +1000 on sites such as 888sport.
The opportunity to produce will undoubtedly be there for the former Duke quarterback, but it seems unlikely that he will be able to compile stats that will be able to compete with Kyler Murray, Josh Jacobs or Marquise "Hollywood" Brown.
It doesn't help that Jones is also walking into a situation where he has a subpar receiving corps around him and a mediocre offensive line. Unless Jones can make a lot of plays with his legs, it doesn't seem likely that he will be able to take home this award. And given the recent jump in odds, it would be wise of you to search for better Offensive Rookie of the Year bets instead of betting on Jones.
Consider Betting Giants to Cover the Spread Each Week
One of the reasons why Jones is a better fit in the Giants offense (and today's NFL) is due to the fact that he can make plays with both his arm and his legs. While there clearly will be some ups and downs with Jones as a passer, he might be able to get by in the meantime by using his legs to get outside of the pocket to make plays.
If Jones can replicate the production of a player such as Josh Allen in Buffalo, the Giants may be able to stay in some games due to Jones' running ability. That, combined with Saquon Barkley on the ground, should give the Giants an offense that is more difficult to defend. Look for New York to stay in games longer due to Jones' rushing ability, allowing them to cover more spreads throughout the season.
Betting the Giants in the NFC East
Despite the change in quarterbacks, the Giants are still massive underdogs to take home the NFC East crown in 2019. At DraftKings, their current odds to win the division are +2500, well-behind the Cowboys and Eagles at (-112). While the Giants could become a much more competitive team with Jones under center, don't expect them to challenge Dallas or Philadelphia for the division anytime soon.