Where Aaron Rodgers Rates as a Cost-Valuable Quarterback

Where Aaron Rodgers Rates as a Cost-Valuable Quarterback
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Could this finally be the year for the New York Jets to make their first Super Bowl appearance since 1969?

The Jetsā€™ Super Bowl odds are much higher than in recent years with the acquisition of quarterback Aaron Rodgers in late April. That has made for astronomical interest in New York sports betting.

So, how does Rodgers rate at this stage of his career as what EmpireStakes.com terms as ā€œcost-valuableā€ quarterback?

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

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, as compiled by EmpireStakes.com, your source for NY sports betting promos.

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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Rodgers Shares Top Spot with Hurts

Rodgers and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts tied for the top spot with a value aggregate rank of 5.5.

Two AFC East Division quarterbacks joined Rodgers in the top 10: Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen tied for sixth (with the Chargersā€™ Justin Herbert) with a value aggregate rank of 8. Mac Jones of the New England Patriots tied for ninth (with the Vikingsā€™ Kirk Cousins) with a rank of 10.

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was not ranked.

DraftKings Sportsbook Future Odds

As mentioned, the Jets are in the top 5-8 to win the Super Bowl on NY sports betting apps.

The Jets open preseason Thursday night at the annual the Hall of Fame Game against the Cleveland Browns (NBC, 8 p.m.). They will open the regular season at home against Buffalo Sept. 11 at 8:15 p.m., the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Here are the latest DraftKings New York odds on the Jets and Rodgers as of Tuesday, Aug. 1 (11:15 a.m. ET):


  • To Make the Playoffs: Yes (-130), No (+110)
  • To Win the AFC East Division: +270 (second favorite; Bills +120)
  • To Win the AFC: +1000 (fifth favorite)
  • To Win the Super Bowl: +1600 (seventh favorite)


  • To Win Regular Season MVP award: +1600 (eighth favorite) 


Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. 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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