2017 College Football Starting Quarterback Odds

2017 College Football Starting Quarterback Odds

With the college football season just over a month away, quarterback battles are at peak intensity. In that spirit, BookMaker.eu has released odds for the major QB battles across the power five conferences. Their respective odds are listed below.

Auburn Tigers

PlayerAug 14
(BookMaker)
July 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Jarrett Stidham-750-750-750
Sean White+500+500+500

On Monday (8/14) afternoon, Auburn announced that Baylor transfer Jarrett Stidham would be the starting QB. Barring any sort of injury, Stidham will be the starter for Week 1. The odds are now off the board and you won’t be able to bet on it.

Baylor Bears

PlayerJuly 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Zach Smith-250-250
Anu Solomon+200+200

Clemson Tigers

PlayerAugust 8
(BookMaker)
July 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Kelly Bryant-265-125-125
Hunter Johnson+230+160+160
Zerrick Cooper+4000+800+800

Florida Gators

PlayerAugust 14
(BookMaker)
July 25
(BookMaker)
July 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Malik Zaire-145-110-110+165
Feleipe Franks+180+240+240+175
Luke Del Rio+900+1300+1300+850
Kyle Trask+3850+485+485+380

Iowa Hawkeyes

PlayerJuly 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Nathan StanleyNot listed-110
Tyler WiegersNot listed-110

LSU Tigers

PlayerJuly 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Danny Etling-185-105
Myles Brennan+420+300
Justin McMillan+500+365
Lindsey Scott+1800+1200

Miami Hurricanes

PlayerAugust 14
(BookMaker)
August 8
(BookMaker)
July 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Malik Rosier+160+183+190+220
N'Kosi Perry+210+208+235+220
Evan Shirreffs+385+335+300+280
Cade Weldon+600+563+520+500

Michigan Wolverines

PlayerAugust 14
(Bookmaker)
August 8
(Bookmaker)
July 27
(Bookmaker)
July 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Wilton Speight-400-400-300-160-105
Brandon Peters+365+350+260+150+107
John O'Korn+5000+5000+5000+2000+1600

Nebraska Cornhuskers

PlayerJuly 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Tanner LeeNot listed-120
Patrick O'BrienNot listed+100

North Carolina Tar Heels

PlayerJuly 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Brandon Harris+115+115
Nathan Elliott+145+145
Chazz Surratt+800+800
Logan Byrd+1400+1400

Pittsburgh Panthers

PlayerAugust 14
(Bookmaker)
August 8
(Bookmaker)
July 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Max Browne-450-375-330-330
Ben DiNucci+340+280+260+260

Tennessee Volunteers

PlayerAugust 8
(Bookmaker)
July 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Quinten Dormady-275-200-160
Jarrett Guarantano+215+155+130

Texas Longhorns

PlayerAugust 8
(Bookmaker)
July 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Shane Buechele-850-480-480
Sam Ehlinger+570+355+355

Texas A&M Aggies

PlayerAugust 8
(Bookmaker)
July 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Nick Starkel+125+185+215
Jake Hubenak+170+145+135
Kellen Mond+270+235+225

Virginia Tech Hokies

PlayerAugust 14
(Bookmaker)
August 8
(Bookmaker)
July 25
(BookMaker)
July 24
(BookMaker)
Josh Jackson-200-175-140+145
Hendon Hooker+400+380+300+215
A.J. Bush+430+405+350+205

Below was originally published July 24th

Let’s take a look at some of the closer battles, starting with Clemson. The reigning champs knew they’d be losing their star QB Deshaun Watson to the NFL, and head coach Dabo Swinney was not hesitant to open up the competition for the starting job. That said, Clemson QB coach Brandon Streeter did say recently that if the season were to begin now, junior Kelly Bryant would have the starting job. The position has more or less been Bryant’s to lose since the National Championship, but freshman Hunter Johnson has earned tremendous praise this offseason, including athletic comparisons to Deshaun Watson, making the battle perhaps closer than many would’ve guessed. In the end, I don’t think it’s going to be enough to unseat Bryant, at least to begin the season. A two-quarterback system is something that Swinney has not ruled out, and would not surprise me to see from the Tigers later this season.

In Gainesville, Malik Zaire has become the favorite to win the Gators’ starting QB job. The Notre Dame transfer is more capable of making plays with his feet than his competition (specifically redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks), and has another month to learn the playbook and develop solid relationships with his offensive personnel. Franks has a year of Jim McElwain’s offense under his belt, but assuming Zaire can figure out the playbook, this is another case where I see the front-runner winning the spot.

Further south in Florida, the Miami battle presents an interesting scenario. There are four guys all with a legitimate chance to take the starting role according to the coaching staff (but of course they’re going to say that). The way I see it there are two battles simultaneously going on: the veterans (Malik Rosier vs. Evan Shirreffs) and the newbies (N’Kosi Perry vs. Cade Weldon). As the books have implied, it seems like it will ultimately come down to Rosier vs. Perry, and from the way coach Mark Richt talks about Perry, there seems to be a lot of excitement surrounding the true freshman. I like his odds (at +235) to win the job over the course of the next month.

Who do you think will take the open QB1 spots across the nation? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and feel free to reach out with any questions at help@sportsinsights.com.

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