Who Are the NFL’s Most Cost-Valuable QBs?

Who Are the NFL’s Most Cost-Valuable QBs?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

After an 8-9 record and missing the playoffs for the second time in the last three seasons, the New England Patriots are hoping Year 3 under quarterback Mac Jones is more successful.

BetMassachusetts.com – your source for Massachusetts sports betting – looked at Jones to try to determine how he ranks among the league’s most cost-valuable quarterbacks.

We utilized key QB stats (completion percentage, passing yards, passing touchdowns, rushing touchdowns) from Pro-Football-Reference.com to establish an aggregate passing rank as well as 2023 cap hit rank from OverTheCap.com.

To qualify for this list, players must be the expected starter for 2023 and have started in at least 12 games in 2022. 

Most Cost-Valuable Quarterbacks

Here are results you won’t find on Massachusetts sportsbook promos for, but may want to keep in mind when betting this season. 

RankTeamPlayerAggregatePassing RankCap HitRankValueAggregate Rank
T-1EaglesJalen Hurts655.5
T-1JetsAaron Rodgers1015.5
3BengalsJoe Burrow1116.0
4SeahawksGeno Smith3106.5
5JaguarsTrevor Lawrence597
T-6BillsJosh Allen4128.0
T-6ChargersJustin Herbert978.0
8BearsJustin Fields1549.5
T-9VikingsKirk Cousins71310
T-9PatriotsMac Jones17310

 

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Closer Look at Jones in the Numbers

Jones finished tied with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins for ninth on the list. Jones recorded an aggregate passing rank of 17, a cap hit rank of 3 and a value aggregate rank of 10. 
 
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, along with newly acquired New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, tied for the top spot with a value aggregate rank of 5.5.

Last season, Jones threw for 2,997 yards, 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and posted a quarterback rating of 36.1 (28th in the league) in 14 games played.

That was a considerable drop-off from his rookie season in 2021, where he played in all 17 games. He completed 352 of 521 passes (67.6% completion) for 3,801 passing yards, 22 TDs, 13 INTs and a quarterback rating of 58.9.

The Patriots playoff chances are very much connected to Jones having much better numbers in his third season.

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Caesars Sportsbook Future Odds

New England opens its 2023 season against the defending NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles at home Sept. 10 at 4:25 p.m.

Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts has the Pats as five-point (-110) and +175 moneyline underdogs against the Eagles. The over/under total points at 46.

This will be the second meeting between the teams since the Eagles beat the Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018. New England upended Philadelphia, 17-10, on the road back on Nov. 17, 2019.

Here are the latest Caesars future odds on the Patriots and Jones as of Monday morning.

Team

  • Over/Under 7.5 Wins: Over (+120), Under (-140)
  • To Make the Playoffs: No (-320), Yes (+250)
  • To Win the AFC East Division: +800 (fourth favorite)
  • To Win the AFC: +3500
  • To Win the Super Bowl: +6000

Jones

  • Most Regular Season Passing Yards: +8000
  • To Win Regular Season MVP award: +8000

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Author

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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