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NFL Injury Odds: Bet Which Players Will Miss a Full Game in 2019 Due to Injury

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in NFL Football

Sep 7, 2019 · 7:26 AM PDT

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Will Marcus Mariota miss a full game due to injury for the fifth straight season? Photo by Wiki Commons [CC License].
  • You can bet on which NFL quarterbacks will miss a full game due to injury in 2019
  • Marcus Mariota has missed at least one game in each of his first four NFL seasons and has the shortest odds to miss time in 2019
  • Which QB’s are most likely to miss time in 2019?

Injuries are inevitable in the NFL and it won’t be long before one of the game’s biggest stars gets hurt. Every player on the field is susceptible to injury, but no player is harder to replace than a starting quarterback. 10 of the 32 Week 1 starters in 2018 missed at least one game due to injury, and you can bet on which QB’s will miss at least one game this season.

 Odds to Miss a Full Game in 2019 NFL Regular Season

Player Games Missed in 2018 Odds to Miss a Full Game in 2019
Kyler Murray N/A -150
Lamar Jackson 0 -150
Marcus Mariota 2 -200
Cam Newton 2 +150
Carson Wentz 5 +150
Ben Roethlisberger 0 +140

*Odds taken 09/06/19.

Can Marcus Mariota Finally Stay Healthy?

Marcus Mariota has the shortest odds among quarterbacks to get hurt in 2019 for good reason. He’s missed at least one game due to injury in each of his first four NFL seasons and he’s either left or been forced to sit out 16 of a possible 65 Titans’ games since 2015.

All told, he’s suffered five different injuries in four years and will begin this season behind a decimated offensive line. Tennessee’s stud left tackle Taylor Lewan is suspended for four games and their right tackle Nate Davis isn’t ready to start. That doesn’t bode well for Mariota who’s taken an average of three sacks per game over his past 24 starts and should be running for his life in Week 1 against the Browns. Expect Mariota to be hit early and often this season before eventually succumbing to injury.

Newton is on Injury Watch

For a handful of years Cam Newton was able to take a licking and keep on ticking. Since 2015, he’s absorbed the most hits among quarterbacks per game (9.9), but it finally caught up to him last season. Newton missed the final two games of 2018 with a shoulder injury and there was even talk before his offseason surgery that he could potentially sit out all of 2019.

He already gave the Panthers a scare this preseason when he went down with a foot sprain and it’s a bit surprising that he’s plus money to miss time again this season. He’s had two shoulder surgeries since 2017 and his aggressive style will put him in the line of fire each and every week.

Will Ben Finally Break?

No quarterback is as tough as Ben Roethlisberger. He shows up on the injury report seemingly every week yet he always seems to be a go on game day.

The problem is his odds are too good to pass up. He’s 37 years old and his body has been breaking down for years. He faces an incredibly difficult pass rush schedule this season and it’s only a matter of time before his age catches up to him.

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