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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees Odds-On Favorite to Lead NFL in Passing

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Another year in the NFL, and another year Drew Brees is thought to lead the NFL in passing yards.

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Sports betting site Bovada recently released the betting odds for various players across the NFL to lead the league in the three big counting statistics: passing yards, rushing yards, and receiving yards. Guess who is the odds-on favorite to lead the NFL in passing yards in 2016? That's right: New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees.

"Wait, but Drew Brees isn't a "Top Tier" Quarterback," you might be thinking to yourself. Drew Brees has been given the best chance to lead the league in passing with 5/1 odds, with Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (who WAS considered a Top Tier QB) coming in second at 6/1. Bringing up the rear with 100/1 odds is newly-announced Cleveland Browns starting QB Robert Griffin III.

Even one year older, Drew Brees is still a safe bet to lead the NFL in passing yards, as he did so in 2015, even while missing a game due to injury. Expected to be healthy for (hopefully) the entire 2016 season, and with an improved receiving corps around him, Drew should again put up monster stats. (BUT HE'S STILL NOT CONSIDERED A TOP TIER QB?!)

In rushing yards, Adrian Peterson (3/1) and Todd Gurley (5/1) lead the charge, with Saints RB Mark Ingram (28/1) in the middle of the pack. In receiving yards, Antonio Brown (2/1) and Julio Jones (3/1) are neck-and-neck a the top, with Saints WR Brandin Cooks (50/1) also around the middle of the group.