New England Patriots 2020 Quarterback Odds: Jarrett Stidham a Heavy Favorite to Start Week 1
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For the first time this millennium, there is a question surrounding who will be the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots.
With Tom Brady off to Tampa Bay, the Pats’ current trio at the position consists of Jarrett Stidham (in his second year out of Auburn), Brian Hoyer (who was recently brought back on a one-year deal) and Cody Kessler (entering his fifth year and second in New England).
Of course, a handful of significant free agents — Cam Newton, Andy Dalton and Jameis Winston, namely — still remain on the market, and the NFL Draft is fast approaching.
That leaves plenty of possible paths for the Patriots to take entering the upcoming season, though some are far more likely than others.
With that in mind, the oddsmakers at FanDuel have released betting odds on New England’s next starting QB.
Patriots Next Quarterback Odds: Week 1 2020
- Jarrett Stidham -200
- Brian Hoyer +200
- Cam Newton +900
- Andy Dalton +1000
- Cody Kessler +1300
- Jameis Winston +1300
- Jacob Eason +1900
- Jake Fromm +2600
- Jordan Love +2600
Stidham is the overwhelming favorite and his -200 odds imply a 66.7% chance that he’ll be under center in Week 1. He’s followed most closely (as expected) by Hoyer at +200.
After the frontrunners is where it gets a bit more interesting.
The first non-Patriot on the list is Cam Newton at +900, followed by Andy Dalton at +1000 and Jameis Winston — sharing a spot with Cody Kessler — at +1300.
And finally, the list rounds out with three potential draft selections: Jacob Eason (Washington) at +1900, and Jake Fromm (Georgia) and Jordan Love (Utah State) at +2600.