Baker Mayfield Has Top Odds to be First NFL Quarterback Benched

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered this training camp and preseason with a quarterback battle on their hands as they signed veteran 

Baker Mayfield in free agency after he spent time with the Carolina Panthers and Las Angeles Rams last season to compete against third-year quarterback Kyle Trask.

Following the Buccaneers' second preseason game it became evident that the Bucs were going to go with the vet in Mayfield as their starter week 

one against the Minnesota Vikings before actually naming him the team's week one starter.

Even with Mayfield receiving the starting gig for the Bucs, that didn't quite translate to optimism and confidence for his upcoming season amongst those following what was happening in Tampa Bay.

According to, Baker Mayfield leads the field with the best odds to be the first starting NFL quarterback to be benched this season at +200 odds.

Rounding out the three NFL starters with the highest odds to be benched first are second-year Commander's QB Sam Howell (+400) and Tennessee Titan's veteran QB Ryan Tannehill (+600). 

For Howell this will be his first season as an NFL starting quarterback, while Tannehill has been around the league awhile 

he has both rookie Will Levis and second-year phenom Malik Willis breathing down his neck. Quarterback Odds Baker Mayfield - Tampa Bay +200

Sam Howell - Washington +400 Ryan Tannehill - Tennessee +600 C.J. Stroud - Houston +700 Mac Jones - New England +700

Desmond Ridder - Atlanta +900 Anthony Richardson - Indianapolis +1000 Bryce Young - Carolina +1200 Jimmy Garoppolo - Las Vegas +1400

Jordan Love - Green Bay +1400 Matthew Stafford - Las Angeles +1600 Brock Purdy - San Francisco +2000 Jared Goff - Detroit +2000 Derek Carr - New Orleans +4000

Geno Smith - Seattle +4000 Justin Fields - Chicago +4000 Kenny Pickett - Pittsburgh +4000 Kirk Cousins - Minnesota +4000 Daniel Jones - New York +5000

Deshaun Watson - Cleveland +5000 Russell Wilson - Denver +5000 Dak Prescott - Dallas +10000 Joe Burrow - Cincinnati +10000 Tua Tagovailoa - Miami +20000

Justin Herbert - Las Angeles +25000 Trevor Lawrence - Jacksonville +25000 Aaron Rodgers - New York +50000 Jalen Hurts - Philadelphia +50000 Josh Allen - Buffalo +50000

Lamar Jackson - Baltimore +50000 Patrick Mahomes - Kansas City +100000


Baker Mayfield's Starting Job Could Be In Jeopardy