This is one of the most important factors to consider when handicapping the exhibition football odds. Betting on NFL football successfully in the preseason often comes down to finding the teams with the superior edge at backup quarterback against the NFL odds. Conversely you can also gain a significant advantage betting on NFL football by betting against teams with weak backup quarterbacks against the football odds.
Philip Rivers figures to see little action for those betting on NFL football preseason games with the San Diego Chargers this year. That leads to taking a hard look at backup Billy Volek, a 10 year veteran from Fresno State.
Volek has put up decent numbers for those betting on NFL football in his career as he has a lifetime 84.9 quarterback rating and a 26-14 touchdown/interception ratio. Chad Pennington had a great 2008 season for those betting on NFL football with the Miami Dolphins last year.
But everyone betting on NFL football knows that Pennington is injury prone and that means that backups should get a lot of action for the Dolphins and those betting on NFL football this preseason. Chad Henne, a 2-year pro from Michigan, will figure to get a lot of snaps this summer.
John Beck, a 3-year pro from Brigham Young will also see plenty of action for those betting on NFL football this preseason. Tom Brady returns to the New England Patriots this year after missing 2008 due to an injury. The last thing head coach Bill Belichick wants to do is expose Brady to injury in games that don’t count.
That means you can expect to see a lot of Kevin O’Connell and Matt Gutierrez this preseason. Both O’Connell and Gutierrez are young gun slingers that will love the opportunity. Jeff Garcia is currently listed as the backup quarterback of the Oakland Raiders.
But Garcia has other plans, namely to win the number one job. The veteran will be highly motivated in his preseason series this summer and that could give Oakland backers an edge against the odds.
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