2022 Colts Starting Quarterback Odds: Jimmy Garoppolo, Teddy Bridgewater & Marcus Mariota Favorites
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The Indianapolis Colts are staring at their seventh starting quarterback in six seasons, and the favorites are all outside of the organization, according to oddsmakers.
Jimmy Garoppolo, Teddy Bridgewater and Marcus Mariota are the market’s likeliest picks to lead the Colts into 2023.
Garoppolo is coming off of a strong year in San Francisco, in which he led the league’s fifth-best offense to an NFC Championship Game. However, the 49ers have already expended multiple assets to acquire their quarterback of the future, Trey Lance, and all indications point toward San Francisco making that transition this offseason.
The former Brady backup is the favorite to head to Indianapolis at +300. This would require a trade, with one year remaining on the five-year $137.5 million contract Garoppolo signed in 2018.
Bridgewater is tied as the second-best favorite to land in Indianapolis. The former Louisville product put up an okay year for an above-average offense, but he still ranks near the bottom of the pack in most individual categories among starting QBs last season.
The Broncos have finally acquired their franchise quarterback in Russell Wilson, so Bridgewater — a free agent — is almost guaranteed to switch teams this spring.
The other second-best favorite? That’s Marcus Mariota, who has spent the better part of the last three seasons as a highly paid backup.
Since being replaced by Ryan Tannehill in Tennessee midway through the 2019 season, Mariota has not started a game.
He’s also a free agent and looks poised to sign with a new team — one particularly desperate for a starting QB.
The odds for the rest of the field are listed below.
2022 Colts Starting Quarterback Odds
Futures are according to DraftKings as of Friday
|Any rookie QB||+600|
The Colts don’t have a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft after trading it to acquire Carson Wentz last year.
Their first pick is in the second round at 42nd overall, but with the rookie quarterback field as weak as it is, that may be good enough for the second- or third-highest picked QB.
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