- A newly released batch of prop bets features the future of many NFL quarterbacks, asking questions like if Mitch Trubisky will start Game 1 for the Chicago Bears in 2021 at -400 for no.
- Betting odds also include if Ben Roethlisberger will retire at +300 for yes, if Alex Smith will retire at -150 for no, and if Phillip Rivers will retire at -600 for no.
LAS VEGAS – With the NFL season heading into the Divisional Round of the 2021 Playoffs, many sportsbooks are wasting no time posting prop bets for teams that have already been eliminated.
The offseason is an always entertaining carousel of players moving teams, and sportsbooks have listed a swath of wagers that deal with the unknown futures of many high profile quarterbacks.
One of those QBs is veteran Phillip Rivers, who just wrapped up his season by taking the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs where they narrowly lost to the Buffalo Bills.
Despite the team’s success, major online sportsbooks are offering odds on if Rivers will call it quits on his 17-year career this offseason.
Will Phillip Rivers Retire?
- No -600
- Yes +350
The odds are heavily in favor of a Rivers’ return, but other odds ask if the Colts’ will be the team to resign Rivers in 2021 if he does decide to stay in Indiana.
Will Colts Re-sign P. Rivers If He Doesn’t Retire?
- Yes -800
- No +425
Additionally, Rivers is featured in a unique NFL prop bet that asks the question if retirement or another child will be the next event for the quarterback. Rivers already has nine children, and could be looking to bring that number to a nice, even, 10.
What Will Happen First For Phillip Rivers?
- Retire -250
- Announces Wife Is Pregnant +170
Moving on from Rivers, where the bets begin to focus on some more interesting situations. Namely, the situation of the Chicago Bears and Mitch Trubisky.
Will Mitch Trubisky Start Game 1 Next Season For Bears?
- No -450
- Yes +275
Despite making the playoffs, Trubisky is heavily favored to be off the field when the Bears’ offense takes its first snap of the 2021 season. One wager even has him favored to be off the team by 2021.
Will Mitch Trubisky Be With The Bears Next Season?
- No -250
- Yes +170
Many pundits already believe Trubisky is on his way out following another frustrating performance in the loss to the New Orleans Saints.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2021
Bettors also have the option to wager on the future of Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith.
Will Alex Smith Retire?
- No -150
- Yes +110
Smith returned this season to mixed results following a devastating leg injury that nearly ended his career. While Smith’s results on the field were mixed, none can deny his resolve and willpower to make it back on the field this past season.
One of the more interesting lines is that of Ben Roethlisberger who, despite leading his Steelers to one of the best records in the league, is the rumor of retirement nearly every offseason.
Will Big Ben Retire?
- No -500
- Yes +110
Still, the bookies lean heavily to Big Ben making his return in 2021 and making another run at the Super Bowl.
Jimmy Reinman honed his skills across various mediums including print, radio, and broadcast before bringing his arsenal of knowledge to the team here at USAOnlineSportsbooks in 2020. When he’s not writing, you can find him in a state of focused stress on any College Football Saturday, or maniacally constructing NBA parlays on a cool spring evening.