Kirk Cousins Prop Bets: What Should We Expect From the Atlanta Falcons' New Quarterback?

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Kirk Cousins Prop Bets: What Should We Expect From the Atlanta Falcons' New Quarterback?

Kirk Cousins is going to suit up for a new team next season, leaving the Minnesota Vikings after six seasons.

The NFL offseason always brings excitement through free agency, and Cousins was one of the biggest signings on day one. The 36-year-old quarterback signed a four-year, $180 million to become the starting quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons. Coming off a torn Achilles, there will be a lot more questions than answers as to what he's going to do on his new team, but that's the beauty of the offseason.

FanDuel Sportsbook is offering a Kirk Cousins specials market for his first season with the Falcons, including some exciting bets for the veteran.

Let's dive into the specials for Cousins and see which ones stand out.

Kirk Cousins Specials

Kirk Cousins Specials
Throw for 4000+ Regular Season Passing Yards-115
Throw 30+ Regular Season Passing TDs+150
Throw 35+ Regular Season Passing TDs+450
Throw for 4500+ Regular Season Passing Yards+460
Throw 40+ Regular Season Passing TDs+1200
Lead the NFL in Regular Season Passing Yards+1600
Lead the NFL in Regular Season Passing TDs+2000

Kirk Cousins to Throw for 4,000+ Regular Season Passing Yards (-115)

When it comes to racking up yards, few have been as good as Kirk Cousins since he became a starter in 2015. Out of all the specials to pick from with Cousins for the upcoming season, there's a reason throwing for at least 4,000 passing yards has the shortest odds.

In his career, the 36-year-old has thrown for 4,000 or more yards seven times. The only years that he hasn't thrown for at least 4,000 yards were in his second season with the Vikings and this past season, where he missed nine games due to his injury.

The potential for him to get 4,000 passing yards will come down to the chemistry with his new offense. New offensive coordinator Zac Robinson is coming over from the Los Angeles Rams to be a part of head coach Raheem Morris' staff. Robinson is likely to bring a similar offense to the Falcons that the Rams have utilized, which should fit well with Cousins' strengths.

Of course, Cousins' new offense has former first-round picks all around with Bijan Robinson, Drake London, and Kyle Pitts leading the way. All three have shown flashes in their first few seasons, but having a quarterback like Cousins should be where they all take a step forward. It's why 4,000 yards is easily in view.

Atlanta also has also reportedly signed wideout Darnell Mooney to a three-year, $39 million deal. That's a bonafide second option to London at wideout for Cousins -- and more reason to believe in this passing game.

Kirk Cousins to Throw 30+ Regular Season Passing TDs (+150)

For all the reasons named above, Cousins has all the tools to throw for at least 30 touchdowns this season; it'll just be a bit tougher than the yardage.

In Cousins' 12-year career, the quarterback has hit the 30-touchdown plateau just three times. He finished with 29 touchdown passes in 2022 and was well on his way to having 30 (or more) in 2023 before his injury, having thrown for 18 in just 8 games.

It's clear that Cousins still has the ability in him, and after the last few seasons of the Falcons lacking a high-powered offense, there's a real chance to let him air it out with the offensive talent he has around him. With the 18 touchdowns in 8 games, he was on track to throw 38 touchdowns, which would have been the best of his career.

Despite the age and potential concerns of coming back from injury, there's a reason that Atlanta went out to pay this guy to be their guy. Out of the specials available, going with 30 tosses feels reasonable; the price bakes in concerns bettors may have.

One more reason to believe in Cousins is that he will be staying indoors with Mercedes Benz Stadium being his new home. His QB rating indoors is 105.8 compared to 93.2 outdoors, per FOX Sports' Greg Auman. All three of his 30-touchdown seasons came with Vikings while playing indoors, so everything is setting up for him to shine.

Cousins has all the pieces to make this work, so as long as he's healthy, 30-plus touchdowns feels like a real possibility. It's a good bet at +150 odds.

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